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Old 05-25-2019, 09:49 AM #74
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Originally Posted by PRINCEKOOL View Post
I know, but what I am stating is? The culture we live in today, especially in heavyweight boxing seems to be a body building one. Anthony Joshua is actually functionally at his weight but, many of the other super-heavyweights are useless in my eyes. Joshua would not be 240+ pounds if he was fighting in the Joe Louis era or in the 60's/70's. 'Take a look at his diet, and supplement regime' etc It is amusing the way Dillian Whyte used to call him a body builder, he has now bought into that philosophy, and as a result in my opinion he has regressed 'He cannot move, and endurance is below par in my opinion'

Muhammad Ali was a lazy trainer people forget this, he would train to the level of whatever competition he was facing plus? Simple old school training, Long runs/walks in heavy boots, some floor work/bag work and sparring 'I wonder how many times he chopped wood' I am aware he did this before the forman fight? I am just making a example, and Muhammad Ali in terms of weight was 215-220 pounds at his best.

Time and time again, with this mythical match ups. You have factor in the effects of the environment and culture. Would Tyson Fury survive in the 60's/70's? Would Anthony Joshua be a 240+ pounds Heavyweight? Who knows.

My favorite heavyweight era's where the 70's,80's, 90's.
- -We also live in the most prolific drug culture that is now contaminating our waterways and wildlife. The boxing culture is now 12 rds, fewer fights, more belts and divisions, more sparring rds, and 10 point must scoring where knockdowns are scored, a huge difference from the past.

Joe entered manhood in the middle of a Depression culture where in his 2nd year he had his first 15 rounder and fought his first ex champ with changeable scoring systems. Couple of his title fights were 20 rds that he never went, nor did he ever complete most 15s, he was a KO arteest back then, but guaranteed they had a different weight training back then. Weight training goes back to at least John L.
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