For the young guys who think boxing hasn't changed...

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  1. slender4

    slender4 Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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    And that we are too hard on the modern-day fighters and that "today's athletes are bigger stronger and faster."

    A picture is worth...

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  2. Russell

    Russell Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Wow, what a great thread. As always, so much intelligent insight.
     
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  3. slender4

    slender4 Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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    Why thanks.

    I do my best.
     
  4. Gatekeeper

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    Difference in hand and foot speed is huge.
     
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  5. slender4

    slender4 Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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    I read a theory a few ago that there used to be a lot more nutritional content in the food than there is now . You watch that clip and you wonder. and that was a FIFTEEN round fight.
     
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  6. POTUS

    POTUS Future of This Industry Full Member

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    90% of Food in America is packaged Genetically modified crap. Of course Spence has an Elite diet but food has only gotten worse. Past Greats didn't even have access to artificial foods that we consume daily.
     
  7. slender4

    slender4 Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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    I think a lot of athletes have access to the diet, but do not stick to it. Probably take a handful of pills and eat McDonalds/Burger King fairly often.

    BTW, if you know what is good for you, Do Not put that **** in your body. Mc-D's is part of a huge conspiracy. It's going to be revealed soon, and it's really bad.
     
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    Gatekeeper Active Member Full Member

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    A few months back I watched a few rounds of Toney vs Nunn and right after some of the GGG-Canelo snoozefest and noticed the same huge gap in speed.
     
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  9. slender4

    slender4 Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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    It's as obvious as night and day. But I suggest it and people here think I'm crazy to suggest that a guy with 13 fights isn't THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME!
     
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  10. mthez

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    80's fighters were only roids it was the cool thing to do back then- just have a look at 80's Olympic athletes. Everyone was juiced up
     
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    Reg Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Yes, we've totally never seen this fight before. You did it. I'm convinced.
     
  12. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Active Member Full Member

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    LOL ! Yes they were on the juice back then unlike now when they're all clean.
     
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    slender4 Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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    lol

    No. Boxing was WAY behind the curve in comparison to other sports. There were a few possible eary juicers but they were heavyweights. I think Ken Norton probably juiced.

    The thing that the Russians changed was huge. They learned how to juice WITHOUT PUTTING WEIGHT ON! Which changed the game. Before that, a guy like Pazienza would juice by getting some Winstrol from his cousin at the gym. and as a conequence he kept moving up from JRLWT to SMWT and wound up in the ring with Roy Jones at 5-7.

    The Russians/Cubans got their juicing programs from Doctors instead of personal trainers bulking up for bodybuilding contests. Sugar Ray Leonard at 5'10 1/2 was 145 with a day of the fight weigh-in.
     
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  14. DonnyMo

    DonnyMo Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Even in the 80's A LOT more guys were boxing in the amateurs and professional ranks. There were many many great trainers still active from the 60s and 70's who understudied with legendary trainers. There just was far more knowledge, much of it has been lost to history.

    And yes, guys were much more active. They were never out of the gym. You can only get better at boxing by boxing. Of course this forced them to take of themselves much more between fights.

    these guys were ready for super fights at age 23. Today we talk about these 30yr old "kids" who are still growing as fighters. It's a sham!

    Many people believe that Garcia and Spence were are the best LW and WW in the world today. The quality of the match isn't even in the same realm as what happened in the 80s.
     
  15. slender4

    slender4 Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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    Great. So what did you see watching those two clips (I'm pretending here you did).
     

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