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View Poll Results: When did the heavyweight division become modern?
1905 3 10.34%
1915 1 3.45%
1925 4 13.79%
1935 3 10.34%
1945 2 6.90%
1955 7 24.14%
1965 3 10.34%
1975 3 10.34%
1985 1 3.45%
1995 2 6.90%
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Old 06-23-2007, 02:29 PM   #1
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Default When Did Heavyweight Boxing Become Modern?

At what point did heavyweights begin using a completely modern style of boxing?

Was it Dempsey's era? Louis's? Did heavyweights expand their talents only after Patterson's era? Or are today's boxers much more sophisticated than their 70's and 80's predecessors?

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Old 06-23-2007, 02:30 PM   #2
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Lennox Lewis?
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Old 06-23-2007, 02:33 PM   #3
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Toledo, Ohio. July 4, 1919.
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Old 06-23-2007, 02:35 PM   #4
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Toledo, Ohio. July 4, 1919.
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Old 06-23-2007, 03:59 PM   #5
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About 10 years ago. Modern medicine and training have produced the boxing superathlete, clearly superior to all predecessors in skill and ability. You look at these so-called "champions" of yesteryear and can't help but guffaw - why, George Foreman couldn't even win a local amateur bodybuilding contest! Larry Holmes was practically bird-chested!

Yet these are the ectomorphs so-called "experts" hold up as great. Ridiculous.
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Old 06-23-2007, 03:59 PM   #6
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We've talked about this before,

When Ali came along and said: "I am the greatest!" the boxing world was shook up.

What happened was an actual earthquake occured that only people involved in boxing felt. The trainers brains where shook to give better instructions and basically every who had already fought Ali was instantly better because they were now part of this big revolution.

Nat Fleishcer predicted that it would happen.
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Old 06-23-2007, 04:36 PM   #7
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About 10 years ago. Modern medicine and training have produced the boxing superathlete, clearly superior to all predecessors in skill and ability. You look at these so-called "champions" of yesteryear and can't help but guffaw - why, George Foreman couldn't even win a local amateur bodybuilding contest! Larry Holmes was practically bird-chested!

Yet these are the ectomorphs so-called "experts" hold up as great. Ridiculous.
For a big change, I, (of all people) am going to translate this into something brief!
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Old 06-23-2007, 04:40 PM   #8
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1950s.
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Old 06-23-2007, 05:12 PM   #10
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Late 50s. Roughly from the reign of Floyd Patterson forward.
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Never

The sport has always been optimum for the rule set of the time.
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Old 06-23-2007, 05:22 PM   #12
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When the Jew took over the English crown lol.
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When fighters with titles, decided to stop giving shots to guys with records of 56-40-10......
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Old 06-23-2007, 05:31 PM   #14
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I just randomly clicked one. Don't feel like thinking today...











(don't respond to that smart asses)
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Old 06-23-2007, 05:43 PM   #15
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I'd say when they introduced the neutral corner rule. I can't remember the date. Sometime in the 3 years between the Dempsey/Firpo and Dempsey/Tunney bouts.
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