Re: What's worse: nostalgia or anti-old timer bias?
You can't find a video of a flabby Larry Holmes jabbing, nothing but jabbing, at a flabby opponent who only wants to clinch in a fifteen round title fight. They appeared to have made the silent agreement not to hurt each other.
That's what my memory keeps giving me though.
Boxing was really rank back then until Tyson came along and made it exciting again. He was all action and intensity. Opponents were scared of Tyson because he didn't give a shit about no silent agreement.
At least today's heavyweights, the top ones, at least look fit.