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Old 01-25-2013, 07:12 PM   #124
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Default Re: Why were many old time boxers so scrawny looking

Originally Posted by Bill1234 View Post
Yeah, Foreman is the only fighter that I've never, not even once, seen outmuscled by anyone.

Would you say that he was physically stronger than Lewis and Wlad, who are also known to be very, very strong?

Well, history shows that the fighters who ran and didn't lift weights did much better than the fighters who lifted weights and didn't put in their road work.

Lifting a ton of weights and becoming big and strong doesn't necessarily mean you're going to be punching harder or knocking people out quicker, it just means you're putting on weight and muscle that most likely isn't needed.

As with everything, different forms of training need to be done in moderation.
During Foreman's comeback, Lou Savarese was one of the few fighters who actually stood right with Foreman and punched. Foreman wasn't able to shove Savarese around like a lot of guys; actually, Axel Schultz showed surprising strength against Big George as well.
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