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Old 02-07-2013, 06:43 PM   #65
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Default Re: F**k it, someone had to say it... Past Boxing Era OVERRATED!!

Some of your argument has merit when you go back far enough. However, you didn't go back far enough with Duran. He is a mordern era fighter and he would knock Rios the **** out. He is just a better fighter than Rios.Since the late 70s, boxing and fighters haven't changed that much. I don't see a fighter today using any new moves or throwing any new punches or creating any new styles or hitting any harder. The main difference that I see is, we don't go fifteen rounds, steroids, a thousand belts and paper champs. Let me go back to punches, Floyd has perfected curving that right hand, and that is a punch that will be copied, but Benitez used that punch himself. Another difference is integrity, The earlier fighters had it but the majority of fighters today don't give a **** about it. That's how I see it, other's may see it differently.
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