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Old 01-26-2013, 05:25 AM   #134
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Default Re: Why were many old time boxers so scrawny looking

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Originally Posted by highguard View Post
i can see what you mean about foreman
but like i said in another thread

he only avoided pretty much all the big strong man in the late 80's and early 90's

ruddock
bruno
mccall
bowe
bonecrusher smith etc

instead he was fighting guys like qawi and looking unmovable
i think these guys would have given him a reason to move

thats why he fought NON of them
Bruno's probably the strongest one there, especially when he got to like 248 pounds ripped.
Bonecrusher too, but Smith was a 'brutal puncher' rather than an outright brute and a bully.
Foreman still probably stronger than them both, almost certainly, he was a freak in the strength department, even for his size.

Shannon Briggs, Alex Stewart and Lou Savarese were no slouches in terms of size and strength. All young men, big guys, none of them looked comfortable challenging Foreman's strength, although they all give him a good argument, mainly boxing on the retreat.
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