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Old 07-05-2007, 05:14 PM   #19
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Default Re: What's worse: nostalgia or anti-old timer bias?

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Originally Posted by Butch Coolidge
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.
Yeah and if you ever get a chance to ask Tyson or most any great boxer or boxing trainer; I bet they will tell you that they believe boxers from the past would beat most today.
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