Originally Posted by .WaRCoTTo.
Amateur Boxing is to blame..
Once they started using head gear and 1pt per punch system..the punches decreased in power to preserve energy..
They get trained and get stuck in pitty pat mode to rack points..and rarely train for power shots and devastating combinations
Definitely some truth in this but it isn't the only factor. Pitty-pat combinations impress judges at pro level too, just ask Marvin Hagler.
And the amateur system still produces it's share of devastating punchers. Golovkin had an outstanding amateur career and he's very much at home banging people up.