How do you think old-school boxers (pre-1950s) would perform against today’s top competitors?

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  1. Belfast

    Belfast New Member Full Member

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    I used to think crap like "they had poor technique and boxers today are far more evolved" but then I actually educated myself, they were harder than coffin nails back then and there was nothing wrong with their technique, those guys were rolling with punches long before Floyd Mayweather made it cool, they would work 50 hour weeks in backbreaking jobs and fight a rediculous amount of times a year, in longer fights, it was very, very, VERY hard to have a padded record back then, even guys with 6-4-2 records were usually tougher than some 25-0 fighters today.
     
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  2. Belfast

    Belfast New Member Full Member

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    Do you seriously think old school fighters didn't know how to roll with a punch??
     
  3. mrtony80

    mrtony80 Likes thick chicks Full Member

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    I think they’d be flabbergasted by their inability to hit him. More flummoxed by his defense than offense.
     
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  4. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Why would fighters back then be physically stronger? Fighters often have better diets nowadays.
     
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  5. Bukkake

    Bukkake Boxing Addict Full Member

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    How can you possibly know this?
     
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  6. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Floyd was one of the top 10 greatest fighters of all-time.
     
  7. Kratos

    Kratos Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Constant movement, no emf's, no pesticides, no hormones and antibiotics The soil back then actually had a high level of nutrients that most crop land doesn't have today. Most human beings alive today are both mentally and physically weaker than everybody from 100 years ago.
     
  8. Belfast

    Belfast New Member Full Member

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    I said in the post, it was incredibly difficult to have a padded record back then, good fighters were far more often thrown in with other good fighters at very early stages of their careers, the likes of Dmitriy Salita got to 30-0 before getting taken out in a minute by Amir Khan, back then he wouldn't have got to 5-0 before being knocked out
     
  9. Belfast

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    Old fighters used to go 50+ rounds, while doing most of their training in the backbreaking labour jobs they used to do from morning to night, nowadays very very few top full time professional fighters can go 12 without blowing out their arsehole
     
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  10. Belfast

    Belfast New Member Full Member

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    They knew how to get on the inside and rough a mother****er up too, Mayweather is exceptional but they would be grappling, elbowing, heabutting and roughing the **** out of him, think of Maidana only rougher
     
  11. Belfast

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    Great defense isn't a modern concept

    This guy didn't get 10 fights in without a loss

    @mrtony80
     
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  12. Bukkake

    Bukkake Boxing Addict Full Member

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    So old fighters "used to go 50+ rounds"? When was this a common occurrence?
     
  13. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

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    This...….
     
  14. Big Ukrainian

    Big Ukrainian Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    You shouldn't be asking this question after watching Wilder vs Ortiz fight. It was very tough fight for modern-day champion
     
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  15. LANCE99

    LANCE99 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Uhm... some would win, some would lose. Is this really a question that needs over-analyzed answers? :lol:
     


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