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Old 09-17-2007, 05:39 PM   #53
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Default Re: Dempsey VS Today's active heavyweights

Originally Posted by ChrisPontius
And then? Going by that, we'd conclude that Briggs is in excellent shape.
This is not a body building contest. Fighters need not be ripped. Fedor Emilianenko looks like a bus driver but he destroys all the 300+ lb ripped fighters they put in front of him.

Chagaev, Sultan, Povetkin et al are fighters and their bodies are a result of training for boxing, not body building.
Their build is the norm today while Marciano's level of definition was more the norm in his era.

Technique to a large degree comes down to talent and dedication. A guy like Carnera or Valuev will never be a smooth, technical boxer because they are simply not like that, regardless of trainer.
Carnera was a smooth technical boxer.

Well, i'm not going to spend more time on this, i've provided plenty of pictures and you have made up your mind just like i have.
Fair enough.
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