Originally Posted by Bokaj
Today's latin boxers are perhaps a good comparison to the old timers in some ways. Many of the best fighters from Latin America over the last decades haven't had that much of an amateur background, butt instead started as a pro at an early age and racked up loads of fights. Chavez is of course one example.
too me, latin and other 3rd world boxers are proof that old school boxers could hang or beat modern fighters. Why? because, many of those countries are like america or europe in the 1900-1940. People say "old time fighters had poor nutrition" (in fact it was usually pretty good....just that they might have missed some meals) well how did guys coming up in mexico usually eat? training methods? most are old school, until they become world champions. anyhow...