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Old 10-16-2012, 06:44 PM   #165
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Default Re: How were old timers so good?

Originally Posted by kingfisher3 View Post
i wrote a long reply but the computer killed it,

short story, yes average fighters have more access to film, no this is not more important than experience, being poor in retirement has no relation to boxing skill, if that is your thinking then just follow the experts(not me, emanuel steward, and nazeem richardson for 2) who all say old was better
People here claimed that fighting often (like every month or multiple times a month) helped make better boxers. I'm not buying it. I think it mainly just ruined their health, in exchange for a pittance. Fighters should learn and hone their craft in training, not in the actual fights. Trying to learn during fights is a good way to take unnecessary losses and get beat up.

As for what the experts say, they may have their own reasons and biases. Regardless, I don't blindly follow what anyone else says. I have my own eyes and can form my own opinion. Watch Marciano vs ****ell, for example, and tell me how that's better than, let's say, Haye vs Chisora.
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