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Old 07-05-2007, 07:37 PM   #9
pipe wrenched
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Default Re: Is it impossible for the fighters of today to ever reach the greatness of SRR or SRL?

Originally Posted by Erratic Behavior
Leonard, yes.

Robinson, that's extremely hard.

The guy had 200 fights and was fighting 20 times a year, often against top fighters. He faced the lightweight champ in a non-title bout after about a year of his debut.

Top fighters nowadays just aren't that active. The closest were J.C. Chavez and James Toney.
This is what would make it extremely difficult IMO. Plus with old timers nothing can top the good old days. I often wonder, I am 30, if when i'm 60 or 70 thinkin back that Tyson, PBF, Oscar, Cotto, etc. stars of the present day will seem way better than what will be available then.
One thing though is our current guys get high quality footage, easily accessible reviews, and with the internet you can find out any thing you want to know in seconds, where i imagine in the old days you just talked and spread news in pubs with friends etc. You know how stories go without in your face proof too, things tend to get exagerated a bit.
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