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

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

  1. Bukkake

    Bukkake Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 20, 2010
    I agree - I also don't see, how boxing has evolved since the 90s. I don't really see any great technical differences between the 90s and the present decade.

    In the 90s there were some great, great boxers - just like in recent years. I certainly don't buy into the idea that boxing has gone downhill over the past 25 years.
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  2. Loudon

    Loudon Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Mar 7, 2012
    Mark, you never account for the fact that styles make fights.

    Most of the time, boxing is a physical game of chess.

    It doesn't matter if you think they made mistakes.

    It doesn't matter if you think that Roy-Hopkins was turgid.

    They were world class fighters.

    So what if you think that Canelo-Jacobs will fight more offensively against each other than what the fighters did in some of the bouts that I mentioned?

    It doesn't mean anything.

    Maybe you'll be right. Maybe we'll get fireworks. But Canelo wasn't overly offensive when he fought Floyd. Although he's matured since then, your tactics always depend on who you're fighting. Canelo can't fight the same way against everyone, and he certainly couldn't have fought the same way had he have fought those guys from the 90's. You saw Toney pick apart Barkley, yet he couldn't do nothing against Roy. The same applied with Hopkins' fights.

    A guy like Jacobs would have been nothing special in the 90's. He'd be nowhere near a top 5 opponent.

    We've gone off course.

    Do you agree that MW, SMW and HW were stronger in the 90's, to what they are now?

    If you don't agree, tell me why.

    If you do agree, tell me how boxing has evolved.
  3. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

    May 4, 2017
    Jacobs would have boxed Barkley`s ears off and so would Hopkins after he started improving after the Jones bout.
  4. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond You're not going to do it for free Full Member

    Jul 25, 2015
    I'll always like that video.

    Brilliant analysis from Osta.
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  5. Loudon

    Loudon Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Mar 7, 2012
    I think he would. But I only mentioned Barkley to point out how Toney fared against different types of opponents.

    My point was in order to remind you that styles make fights.

    Again, Jacobs would never have been a top 5 MW in the early 90's.

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