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Old 11-14-2012, 11:26 PM #65
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Originally Posted by FightScorer View Post
The NFL started getting big in the modern era in terms of stealing super athletes like Cam Newton RG3, Ray Lewis, Adrian Peterson etc.
It didn't start stealing these super athletes in the 70's because these super athletes didn't exist...
Once again like pointed out, Lennox Lewis at 6'5-6'6 if he was a boxing AND football prospect from Brookyn today. Age 18, he have to decide to either turn pro Boxer or top College football. He will pick football.
Your response had nothing to do with what I said. My point was, if the NFL is supposed to be responsible for stealing athletes today then how come boxing's HW division has almost always been full of fat asses, even when boxing was "supposedly" one of the biggest sports. Out of shape heavyweights are nothing new. The HW shortage has always existed.

Also on what you said, college football and baseball were still much bigger than boxing then too. College football was the major American football outlet back then.
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