Re: Why were many old time boxers so scrawny looking
Old time fighters came into a bout fit to fight, not for posing contests. Bodybuilding has become part of training, and it takes away form some guys. I think the way guys are training, going al out with 3 or 4 workouts a day is ridiculous, and shortens some careers. Pacquio gets away with it, and good for him But so many others like TimBradley seem to break down quicker, shortening careers.
Old timers had to fight 12 or more times a year, even if a tittle holder, they were in shape, but were not concerned with how well they looked doing a double-biceps pose, or if their six-pack showed on abs.