Originally Posted by SBleeder
Your premises are too flawed for me to respond to this question.
Boxing has not evolved. Not one bit. If anything, it has devolved. Heavyweights are bigger... and slower. Training methods are the same as they've always been. Fighters are gassed out now after 12 rounds; forget 15. Champions only fight twice a year, and nobody can stay at any given weight class for more than a few years.
Put Joe Louis at 200 pounds in the ring with the Klitschkos and he knocks them out on the same night.
Poet has a great article on the falsity of the "modern myth". You should give it a read.
of course boxing has evolved, its ppl like jack johnson, ali etc that inspired others to follow there styles. There was a time when boxers dint lean or dodge and were surprised when the first guy did. Training hasnt changed much but strength training and nutrition def have. yes guys are getting bigger and slower but they use weight and strength to there advantage, and a cruiserweight louis would be weaker. if boxing hasnt evolved are you telling me that mayweather jr would be as fancy if he was born in the 1900s? course not