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Old 01-26-2013, 12:44 PM   #150
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Default Re: Why were many old time boxers so scrawny looking

Originally Posted by Absolutely! View Post
I used to be a bit of a modern science and nutrition zealot till I realised that a) most of this stuff's been around for yonks, and b) most modern fighters don't have the discipline or professionalism to actually benefit from it, certainly not in the heavyweight division. While I do still hold to the notion that there have been improvements in certain aspects of training and nutrition, the idea that old school fighters had no idea what they were doing just smacks of ignorance. There are very few other sports where there's such an incentive to get it right, and whilst boxing hasn't been immune to tradition and conservative mindedness, if you're doing something that improves your chances in the ring then it's probably going to catch on in a hurry.

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