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

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by mark ant, Apr 10, 2019.



  1. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

    10,123
    3,401
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    May 4, 2017
    I`m impressed, but the other poster was stating that I get opinions from Quora, which is untrue.
     
  2. ray fritz

    ray fritz Member Full Member

    445
    148
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Nov 4, 2018
    AHHHHH WHERES MY PITCHFORK ……..we all know,,,, Alvarez would walk thruSRR
     
  3. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    60,229
    6,268
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Feb 15, 2006
    The earliest references to boxing in Britain call it "fist fencing"

    I think that boxing technique as we understand it today, did evolve out of sword practice.
     
    BitPlayerVesti likes this.
  4. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    60,229
    6,268
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Feb 15, 2006
    No.
     
  5. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti The Ad Wolgast of Googling Stuff Full Member

    4,255
    3,592
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Oct 28, 2017
    If you have some stuff on it I'd love to see it (maybe it's own thread?)
     
  6. KuRuPT

    KuRuPT Boxing Junkie Full Member

    7,972
    1,918
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Aug 26, 2011
    I think Quora is good for antiquity stuff, as the people who posts on those subjects are usually either well read on it, and many times even teach the subject at some various levels
     
  7. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    60,229
    6,268
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Feb 15, 2006
    We used to have a bare knuckle resources thread as a sticky at one time!

    A lot of information got lost when that ceased to be the case.
     
    BitPlayerVesti likes this.
  8. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti The Ad Wolgast of Googling Stuff Full Member

    4,255
    3,592
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Oct 28, 2017
    Links tend to degrade too.

    Websites restructure, or stop existing entirely.
     
  9. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    60,229
    6,268
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Feb 15, 2006
    A secondary source that sums it up pretty well:

    This content is protected
     
  10. HerolGee

    HerolGee Obsessed with Boxing booted Full Member

    40,993
    3,441
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Sep 22, 2010
    the thing that bothered me most about quora is that way some mod would inappropriately meld your question with an unrelated question, thus making your carefully thought out answer look like its been written by a buffoon about an unrelated topic.
     
  11. The Morlocks

    The Morlocks Boxing Addict Full Member

    4,492
    2,231
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Nov 21, 2009
    You need to but solid hemp rope though MARKSAAD so the rope won't break with the we
    ight
     
  12. Loudon

    Loudon Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    31,040
    1,983
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Mar 7, 2012
    Yahoo answers.

    Ha!

    I've seen a guy swear that Bruce Lee and Mike Tyson would have beaten an adult silverback gorilla.

    I miss those days.
     
    roughdiamond likes this.
  13. Loudon

    Loudon Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    31,040
    1,983
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Mar 7, 2012
    Mark, if you applied logic, you'd never have made the thread in the first place.

    Boxing has evolved from the M.O.Q. but it doesn't keep evolving.

    For some bizarre reason, you didn't rate the decade of the 90's.

    Yet there's many divisions of the 90's which were superior than today's.
     
    PhillyPhan69 likes this.
  14. Sting like a bean

    Sting like a bean Well-Known Member Full Member

    1,675
    1,126
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Apr 9, 2017
    I think that's because science has very well defined criteria for resolving disputes (indeed the specificity of the truth conditions is a large part of what makes it science) and poseurs tend to get shot down very quickly as soon as someone competent shows up.

    As far as boxing goes, I remember that at one time the entry on bonecrusher Smith Smith had a phrase somethig like, "In 19- [I don't remember the year] Bonecrusher finally listened to common sense and hung up the gloves for good" which, while not exactly false, is an odd bit of editorializing for an objective article.
     
  15. Sting like a bean

    Sting like a bean Well-Known Member Full Member

    1,675
    1,126
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Apr 9, 2017
    I think I saw that exact same question just a couple months ago. A male silverback could bench press about 1,500 pounds if you could get him to perform the action, he has canines about the size of a woman's thumb, and a .32 ACP would probably bounce off his skull.
     
    Loudon likes this.

Share This Page