Originally Posted by brown bomber
Dealt with not sure if your on the wind up but marcel cerdan was a beautiful boxer as was Burley and Patterson. I do think its ridiculous when people talk about bob fitz etc when there is nothing to watch of them 'master feinter' lol...
The advancements in sports science mean athletes should be stronger but it's immeasurable really. In terms of boxing skill alone though the old guys are more advanced generally then boxers today.
There is nothing to watch about Fitz, but Jack Johnson held him in very high esteem, and if you watch footage of Jack Johnson, you can tell that he's a master boxer in the mold of Bernard Hopkins.
He also spoke very intelligently about styles. Many people today discredit Dempsey because he was duckin Wills. While that may be true, the outcome of the fight may not have anything to do with that.
And according to Johnson, it didn't. He said that Wills style was made for Dempsey. And if you look at Wills, you'll see that it's true, as his straight up and down style was made for a bobbing and weaving, explosive, low to the ground fighter like Dempsey.
At the same time, Tunney was similiar to Marquez in the sense that his heavy emphasis on footwork, pivots, and and counterpunching made it very difficult for Dempsey to implement his gameplan.
dealt with is a ****in idiot that's probably never seen any footage of the man.