I keep seeing on this forum over and over how certain styles of fighters can be at their prime at advanced boxing ages. They say fighters who avoid punishment and fight in an older, more thoughtful and tactical boxer puncher style can maintain 100% effectiveness into the late 30's. Well yea it's true that some fighters due to ring wear and style age better than others. But no fighter who has been consistently training for years can avoid decline after 35. Stamina, power, speed, quickness, agility, conditioning, reflexes, recovery, etc. It starts to decline. Obviously if you take a totally sedentary guy at 35 years old and have him train he can make improvements, but we're talking about world class athletes here who have been training. There seems to be this misconception that because 35 means past prime that you're calling 35 an old man. That's not true. An in shape 35 year old in the street is a young man. But in the ring where every last bit of stamina and quickness matters 35 is an old man. Let's look at some of the best "old" fighters. JMM, Froch, Calzaghe, Hopkins, etc. All these guys were better before they were 35 than after 35. Look at a guy like Marquez the guy was at his absolute best around the time of the 1st Manny Pacquiao fight. He was only 30 years old then. Not even close to 35. You can't just decide to be different than every man who has walked the Earth before and defy biology. That's not how life goes. Let's see how this thread goes because for some reason we have a lot of posters on here who don't believe in the over 35 decline.