Re: F**k it, someone had to say it... Past Boxing Era OVERRATED!!
'Overrated' is the wrong term.
Sure, someone today has the benefits of knowledge that has evolved from generation to generations over virtually a century.
New timers also get the benefit of modern nutrition which plays a big deal, as well as modern training methods.
However, old timers didn't have that. Look at the likes of Bob Fitzsimmons...he's constantly fighting people bigger than him, much bigger than him and even knocking them out. In terms of greatness, he kicks ANY new timers ass.
Head to head, sure, I have new timers giving old timers problems - HOWEVER you also have to think of 'golden eras', as talent peaks there.
For example, in the 60's, the bantamweight era was at its greatest. Boxers from 90's and 00's and 10's will struggle in that era. It's far weaker now in terms of quality despite the continual evolution in boxing knowledge.