Thread: Farewell, ESB!
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Old 10-11-2007, 12:11 AM   #37
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Default Re: Farewell, ESB!

Originally Posted by Butch Coolidge
Best wishes in your endeavours C_T.

BTW, I don't remember reading about the relevance of global population increase over time and the fact that there are more men of a heavyweight's stature around today than back in the days of old. I just will not let go of the notion that old timers are more mythical than magical.
Population statistics might be not be quite what they seem at first glance. Much of it is in countries with little or no boxing tradition, such as China and India.
Also the population is larger, but also much older. What is the raw totals of young men in their twenties now as compared to sixty years ago? I don't think the modern edge would be nearly as wide as you assume.
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