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Old 02-06-2012, 11:43 AM
Ray Corso
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Maybe its time to consider that when you bring a fighter from 1935 into this era that they be afforded the years of evolution that they contributed to. Conn is a prime example when it comes to a great boxer whos contributions was huge for future stylists. Maybe its time to think of the current fighters going back to the gone by eras and performing with less skills than they actually have? After all its all make believe, lets make believe that Leonard or even Ali didn't have Sugar Ray or Willie Pep and Conn to learn how to move and punch in combination. To bring boxers forward in time is a misjustice to them, make the field level if you could imagine how to. 'Or consider that when Joe Louis is transported to the 2010s that hes gonna benefit from Charles to Marciano to Ali and Holmes. Just as they did from him back in the day. Evolution!!! Think of how great Louis was compared to the top twenty fighters from his past.
They look slower on film because the filming is so old and the technology then was nothing like todays !! I quarentee you if Jake LaMotta was in front of you and the bell rang you wouldn't think hes slow or ploding, what middleweight today (now) could stand in front of him? He fought the best fighter/boxer in history 5 times and they were Sugarmans most demanding bouts. Its fun to "match" the fighters from eras but theres an evolution that needs to be considered to be fair to all of them. Just 2 cents from a old school retired trainer. Ray
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