Does boxing evolve as it continues making better and better fighters?

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  1. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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    Does boxing evolve as it continues making better and better fighters? How far would the current champions Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury, and Deontay Wilder get running through the champs of 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940, 1950, 1960, 1970, 1980, and 1990?
     
  2. The Undefeated Lachbuster

    The Undefeated Lachbuster Well-Known Member Full Member

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    By "evolution", it's meant that boxing adapts to current rulesets and the times. Not necessarily better or worse

    That being said the heavyweight division is objectively worse than the likes of Joe Louis and Muhammad Ali, I can watch the film and see that.

    I don't believe things evolve or devolve in their mistaken positive and negative connotations in boxing, but that talent simply randomly appears, and that talent sometimes has work ethic, maybe it has resources, or sometimes faces other talent. Chance, really.

    I wonder if this post will turn into the next modern vs classic warzone
     
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  3. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Bronson Full Member

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    You know we're literally talking about this in the Sullivan post, right?
     
  4. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Interesting. I'd never considered if boxers improve over time. I'll have to think about this.

    I wonder why we never talk about this subject.
     
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  5. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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    No, I always make this mistake.
     
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  6. The Morlocks

    The Morlocks Boxing Addict Full Member

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  7. The Morlocks

    The Morlocks Boxing Addict Full Member

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    You do this **** just to aggravate and get attention. A child.
     
  8. surfinghb

    surfinghb Well-Known Member Full Member

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    ^^^ …. Looks like it's working. Get him Kramden !!!
     
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  9. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

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    Better and better fighters???
    I take it this is some kind of an attempt at a bad joke.
    Come on Mark seriously come on already.
     
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  10. The Morlocks

    The Morlocks Boxing Addict Full Member

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    can't SEND him to the moon; someone already stabbed him there. A real hero the slasher was.
     
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  11. CarlChilders

    CarlChilders Member booted Full Member

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    Boxing hasn't evolved in the last 30 to 40 years. If anything it isn't getting worse.
     
  12. thistle1

    thistle1 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Yes, especially making better & better fighters. and they would demolish by landslides against the prehistoric times before, fighters were barely 'upright' for god's sake, never mind limited!
     
  13. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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    :smiley_1140:
     
  14. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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    I pasted it from Quora, I thought it was worthy of debate.
     
  15. PhillyPhan69

    PhillyPhan69 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Just a suggestion....let Quora debate this, and if their topics are debate worthy....well, just debate them there! Do you own stock in Quora? You have been ducking this question. Quora sucks!!!??
     

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