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Old 01-27-2013, 01:47 PM   #65
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Default Re: What if the Soviets had always been allowed to fight in the pro ranks?

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Originally Posted by JAB5239 View Post
Come on man, are you serious? All you have to do is look a film of pat fighters to see they actually employed body punching, had better stamina and were better combination punchers. If the eastern Europeans had fought in the 80's and 90's I'm sure the top 10's would look different, but they certainly wouldn't look like today where Americas talent has severely dwindled at heavyweight.
There isn't a top fighter from america like a holmes or tyson, but other than those 2 the talent was no better than today.
There was a time when David Bey was rated as the 4th best american heavyweight.
Watch fighters like Banks and Jennings their skill level is quite exceptional.

Do you think it is just a coincidence that the eastern europeans entering the pros and america's perceived talent level dropping happened at the same time?
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