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Originally Posted by jabsRstiff
"This "evolution" is an ignorance birthed out of a lack of knowledge of the sports history."
Excuse me? You have the wrong guy with that statement. My knowledge of the sport and its history is just fine.
The evolution is plain to see. Is it drastic? No, it's subtle....and there's a reason it took place.
Don't take offense. I appreciate the pioneers of the sport as much as the next guy, but I'm not gonna ROMANTICIZE with them the way I think you and some others here do.
Some things have been improved upon such as tightening up punches instead of throwing a bot more wide as many use to do. But much has also been lost looking at the sport as a whole. Feinting, stamina and the general toughness of the fighters today stand out to me.