Re: If Vitali was fighting in the 1970's-1980's
Its hard to envision bringing fighters backwards or forward when all of the benefits of each fighters certain time all work for that fighters time, any fighter that is current would lose something and gain something by going backwards and every fighter from the past would gain something probably size and weight first and foremost.
Russian and Polish fighters have always been a strong group of fighters,trainers,etc. and I think there certainly would have been an impact had they been allowed to compete through the ages. Vitali would have an impact in any era if we had a time machine but IMO you have to take every fighter by their era and judge them accordingly