Originally Posted by McGrain
If you're **** you're ****.
And PP I agree as I've had first hand experience with that myself but
I have also heard accounts from people who say the contrary. For once I went with what I've heard rather than my own (probably skewed) ideas.
EDIT: I'd also say more unknown elements meant you had to be more versatile. Late notice fights, spotting your opponent weight, all prevalent positives on many of the 'old time great' ring records'.