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Old 07-05-2007, 07:20 PM   #30
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Default Re: What's worse: nostalgia or anti-old timer bias?

Originally Posted by maracho
Now thats a judgement call if I ever did seen one. I think we've all seen Holmes, Spinks and Marciano fight and if they were fighting today in their prime they would probably clean up. On the other hand Tyson cant be considered much more modern than Spinks-so its a poor argument and Spinks definately did not look himself that night
Marciano eating a bunch of leather from a 180lb guy, and getting his face beat in, really makes me think he could take out Tyson, Tua, Brewster, Sanders, Klitschko. Holmes throwing sharp jabs at a turtles pace makes me think a contemporary would have no chance whatsoever. Remember when Michael Spinks was champ? Now that was a phenomenal time in heavyweight boxing. Lennox Lewis vs Joe Louis? No contest? RJJ vs Billy Conn? Forget about it. The old timers have it in spades...
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