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Old 02-24-2018, 10:33 AM #21
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Speaking of genetics, why do Kenyans usually win most marathons here in the US?
Most winners are because of cultural things that produce the skill set needed. A Kenyan was asked this very question and explained how, from an early age they are taught to run everywhere as kids.
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As of today, with a few exceptions: the top boxers in the world seem to be mostly black, Hispanic, or Eastern European.

Am I wrong?

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Old 02-24-2018, 03:39 PM #23
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Speaking of genetics, why do Kenyans usually win most marathons here in the US?
According to our egalitarian philosophers, it has not a whit to do with racial genetics. And but for some cultural disparities Samoans would be winning most stateside marathons and Kenyans dominating heavyweight boxing!
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According to our egalitarian philosophers, it has not a whit to do with racial genetics. And but for some cultural disparities Samoans would be winning most stateside marathons and Kenyans dominating heavyweight boxing!
Do black, Hispanic, and Eastern European racial genetics have a lot in common?
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Old 02-24-2018, 06:45 PM #25
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Most winners are because of cultural things that produce the skill set needed. A Kenyan was asked this very question and explained how, from an early age they are taught to run everywhere as kids.
I've heard in some places, like Italy, they're also thinner than people here because more people walk places too and they don't eat the large portions we do. So do they not have cars or paved roads in Kenya or are they just less common?
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I've heard in some places, like Italy, they're also thinner than people here because more people walk places too and they don't eat the large portions we do. So do they not have cars or paved roads in Kenya or are they just less common?
Mountains, with high altitude, hills, traditionally make for great runners. the Greeks used messengers that ran through the mountains as well "Marathon" runners who ran messages between the city states during the Persian wars.

Mountains are an environmental thing. There are also South East Asian Monks who are fantastic runners from being in the Tibetan area with its mountains.

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As of today, with a few exceptions: the top boxers in the world seem to be mostly black, Hispanic, or Eastern European.

Am I wrong?
Its not a question of right or wrong, its a question of Why. Why are there more Eastern Europeans in the NBA? To Lefty it is because of some genetic fact related to skin color and if anyone disagrees they are being socialist and asking for everyone to get a prize.

If one understands that the things that make a great fighter are social in nature, something that occurs in society, the amount of interest there is in the endevour, and the amount of money and training, then they understand how stupid it is to assume that because there is a correlation between skin color and boxers, that skin color causes a genetic difference that makes fighters great.

Just in your example, we have a white group, Hispanic group and Black Group... but I guess according to Lefty if that is mentioned one is being a panzy.
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Do black, Hispanic, and Eastern European racial genetics have a lot in common?
Why, their genes are hosting fools.
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Poverty more so than genetics seems to be a driving force in creating good fighters.

I believe that in the coming years you will see an influx of champions from Africa as well as places in Asia like Thailand (where former garbage man Srisaket Sor Rungvisai hails from.)
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As of today, with a few exceptions: the top boxers in the world seem to be mostly black, Hispanic, or Eastern European.

Am I wrong?

True, you can also count the UK fighters in there.

Not many white Americans are attempting to become boxers IMO. I watch the amateurs and see very few white kids competing in the U.S. - but in the UK they appear to be the majority.
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