Old rules that should return?

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by WAR01, Nov 6, 2019.


  1. WAR01

    WAR01 Tim Tszyu vs Jeff Horn! Full Member

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    More rounds?
    Smaller gloves?
    Less divisions?
    More wresting in the clinch?
    ECT
    You get the point.

    I do believe we could benefit from having less divisions and hugely benefit from fiveteen round championship bouts it certainly could've made the difference in quite a few historical fights.
     
  2. PhillyPhan69

    PhillyPhan69 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Public TV for mainstream fights
    15 rounds for championship fights
    1 champ per division with one governing body to ensure the best face the best
    10 lb max rehydration weight gain between weigh in and fight,

    That would satisfy me
     
  3. WAR01

    WAR01 Tim Tszyu vs Jeff Horn! Full Member

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    PPV has created a shallow potential pool to me outside a few people I know none follow boxing besides boxers and they learnt what they know of the sport obviously online or from relatives we no longer have the chance of a Sonny Liston stumbling upon a Joe Louis bout and star struck racing to the nearest gym.
     
  4. The Undefeated Lachbuster

    The Undefeated Lachbuster Idealism must not be staunched by safety Full Member

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  5. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

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    Basically duplicate the mid to late 70's up to 83 in every way.
     
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  6. red cobra

    red cobra Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    That's it! Says it all!!
    This too...only throw the mid to late 60's in the hopper too Bob!
     
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  7. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Bare knuckles, no round limits, fight until one guy can't walk to a stripe on the ground.

    Malone and Silberbauer did 212 rounds.

    What's wrong with these millenials?
     
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  8. TBooze

    TBooze Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Very good.... But a cynic would suggest, when were they ever the rules?! ;)
     
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  9. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Much as I miss the old school rules, many of them were changed for a good reason.

    The safety of fighters should be our paramount concern, so the fifteen round distance for example, should remain in the history books.
     
  10. TBooze

    TBooze Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Spot on.

    And in twenty years time Janitor jr will be explaining why 12 rounders are rightly a thing of the past and in due course 10 rounders will be replaced with eight.
     
  11. manilavanilla

    manilavanilla New Member Full Member

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    Less belts, less divisions, better match making, better judging.
     
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  12. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Bebop Boxer Full Member

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    Leniency in infighting for me. And 2 belts.

    Same day weigh ins are too tricky to change back to. What should happen is like the MMA org One FC, where fighters hydration levels are monitored in the week to the fight. If the fighter tests dehydrated, the fight is cancelled. Basically all fighters fight around their 'natural' trained weights.
     
  13. The Undefeated Lachbuster

    The Undefeated Lachbuster Idealism must not be staunched by safety Full Member

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    Since when has boxing been about safety??? Let a man fight his heart out
     
  14. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Bebop Boxer Full Member

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    Easier to say that when watching from the sidelines on a screen, but I agree fighters should be given every (good) chance to prove themselves. They signed up for it. In fact, corners should get more scrutiny about this than fighters.
     
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  15. The Undefeated Lachbuster

    The Undefeated Lachbuster Idealism must not be staunched by safety Full Member

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    No person should have a say over what a man, nay warrior does with his life. If he wants to quit he should be allowed, but if he wants to fight on to try for a spectacular comeback knockout or simply to have the honor of being taken out.

    That's just my moral on the subject anyways. Boxing has always been a dangerous game, that's what makes it the greatest sport, it transcends beyond sport and represents real life, boxing at it's heart is man's innate desire to fight

    Many forget the boxing glove was invented to protect your hand so you could punch more, not to soften blows.
     
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