Originally Posted by atigerofold
Palmer would have worn Choc out by making him miss, and counter punching him. Palmer's lightening left jab would have provided an easy means of defusing a Choc attack.
Very difficult to try to rate and compare fighters of today with fighters of seven decades ago.
Palmer once fought 3 x 15 round bouts in a period of 23 days !!!!
and his opponents, fighters like: Jack Hains, Jack Omaley, Fred Henneberry, Young Stribling (and he spotted Stribling 20 kilo in weight - don't think choc would ever do this), Ron Richards, etc.
You just cannot compare the older brew to the younger brew.
Oldies win hands down every time IMO. I tend to think that the difficult times they faced each other, the roundage, the weight differences between middleweights, who would take on heavyweights....
Palmer would have beaten Chock and his dad on the same night, tooooo experienced, toooo smart in ring craft, tooooo nice a bloke to ever tell you so.
There's a reason fighters of old could fight 3 x 15 rounders in a month, it's called a lack of intensity and athleticism. They were essentially marathon runners in a boxing ring, no explosiveness, just two guys who train like grandmas playing rock em sock em robots in the ring. Old school boxers and training have gone the way of the dinosaur for good reason. They could give up massive weight advantages because the bigger guys trained like idiots as well, running in boots and avoiding weights in case they accidentally became an athlete with power.