you are right, but you think those skills were still wrong or so wrong up until recent years or so. that Is Wrong! Boxing Progressed/Evolved from a more Grappling Brawling Physical type confrontation to a very Skilled BOXING Athletic type confrontation by the mid late 20s, another 10 years later it is the NORM, SRR was NOT Unique, there were THOUSANDS of Stylists, Beautiful Boxer Athletes the World over and there were also rugged brutal fighters, who by nature are not naturally 'Finessed'... so by the 30s it was Already DONE and there has be 'little' if any improvement on that. Nutrition or Equipment or shiny modern gyms mean NOTHING. the Athletic Skilful Technicians have been here for approx 100 years now, but the thing that has waned greatly is Number of Honest fights where True Top men MEET Each other, and for years on end adding up to literally Dozens & 100s of fights. that can never be replaced!!! look at Anthony Joshua, he is a Fine Specimen, a Good Boxer, a Knock Out Puncher and in reality should be "the Undisputed" SUPER - Heavyweight Champion of the World... but we have all seen the questions, the weaknesses and the concerns. Now place AJ in the 40s, (as an Average Size HW 6' 3"), times the number of his fights by at least 3... 1 of 2 things is going to happen, he will either Fall Away from favour, beaten by other great and capable men, or he will Expand his Skill and rise to the TOP and/or Undisputed Champion. That's it, that is the only 2 realities of what would happen to him or any other 'Modern' fighter placed back then... but to Pin Such Supremacy on him or others now, is entire inaccurate and insulting to the Facts & History of Boxing.