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Of course age matters. When anyone gets past a certain age they start to lose speed, strength, stamina,and their reflexes slow down. That age would probably be about 30 for most fighters and maybe a few years older for a few fighters. For every fighter that continued to do well at 35 or 40 you can find 10 fighters that clearly went down hill after 30. In any sport that performance can be measured with a stop watch or a tape measure that fact can be clearly shown. You won't find any 40 year olds breaking the world record for the high jump or broad jump or the mile or the 100 yard dash. Mayweather and Pacquiao are still damn good but they are not as good as they used to be and they both train hard and take care of themselves. We all saw old age catch up with Mosley, De La Hoya, Sugar Ray Leonard and hundreds of others. It matters.