Originally Posted by timeout
Comparing the old and the new.
Who wins? 1940.Porsche or 2012 ford focus?
Haye would destroy Dempsey.
Adamek would destroy Dempsey ffs.
No disrespect to Dempsey. He was great in his era.
Originally Posted by Flea Man
The difference being is that the technology had evolved to make above average cars spectacular compared to their older counterparts (that look beautiful mind you)
The substance behind Haye's style is not all that.
All measurable sports have improved and become more specialised and scientific. Boxing is a bit different in that over the last 20years the participation has decreased and it's become somewhat marginalised. However in Dempsey's time participation wasn't that high either and it was a fledgling sport.
Haye's style does has it's weaknesses:
wings his punches at times
As does Dempsey's:
left hook happy
Due to the training science available to him Haye has built a much more powerful body, Dempsey is much fitter being less lazy