Originally Posted by New England
virtually every great fighter has adapted his style as his he's aged and moved up in weight.
I'm not talking about fighters getting old though. That happens.
Most of these guys I say "fine tuned" there styles or changed a bit as they got older. Hopkins for example isn't drastically different, he simply got old and slowed down his pace dramatically. He's been using the same techniques and trickery he did when he was in his 20's/30's, just his workrate is low.
Pacquiao is just a more fined tuned fighter and less wild, he's more controlled.
Marquez isn't drastically different imo at all.
Vitali fights pretty similar he's just older now.
barrera is a pretty good example