|02-10-2013, 11:57 PM||#11|
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All young dudes. the young dudes of today just can't hack it.
|02-11-2013, 12:04 AM||#12|
#1 Floyd Hater
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|02-11-2013, 12:18 AM||#13|
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Amateur boxing has historically played a major role n the development of elite U.S. boxers. Look at the U.S. fighters that have been ranked in the top 3 p4p over the past 30+ years:
Sugar Ray Leonard
Oscar De La Hoya
Roy Jones Jr.
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
That's 15 fighters ranked in the pound for pound top 3. 7 of them were olympic medalists and all of them with the exception of Winky Wright and Bernard Hopkins had stellar amateur careers. Donald Curry couldn't participate in the Olympics because of the boycott of 1980. But look how long it took Hopkins and Wright to get into the rankings.
The downfall of the amateur boxing system in the U.S. has been a major factor as to why there aren't many young fighters that are pound for pound caliber talents.
|02-11-2013, 01:49 AM||#14|
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Anybody remember tuesday night fights? That was the spot for young fighters to come in and make their bones. Dudes like Alvarez and Broner would be on something like that trying to build their rep instead of promoters trying to turn them into cash cows already.
|02-11-2013, 01:51 AM||#16|
Wrapidad was garbage
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i'd a gone with 'impressive' rather than 'sad'
|02-11-2013, 02:09 AM||#17|
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|02-11-2013, 03:29 PM||#19|
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30 and up is the best athletes. It's the trend and it's because nutrition and the advancements in strength and conditioning.
|02-11-2013, 03:44 PM||#20|
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Hell even Canelo, at the rate he is currently going, will be 30 by the time you talk about him as top p4p, if ever.
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