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Old 01-22-2013, 01:16 PM   #6
The Funny Man 7
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Default Re: Why were many old time boxers so scrawny looking

Yeah as one guy said fighter's back then had a tendancy to pose in really weird stances.

But more importantly I think this illustrates the old axiom that boxing isn't a body building contest. Joe Calzaghe was never ripped or anything but I can't remember him looking winded during a fight. Juan Manuel Marquez never looked cut up, until recently, and his stamina has always been jawdropping. Same for Barrera. Same for Carlos Palomino and Winky Wright, all guys who could throw as many punches for as long as it took without running out of gas.
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