Re: Max powerism 101:
Originally Posted by Master
Alright, let's dispense with the pictures...
Here is "MAX POWERISM 101" for real.
1/ The TOTAL PACKAGE of HW boxers today in general is FAR GREATER than the total package of boxers past.
2/ At HW there are boxers with better defense, better offence, worse this quality, worse that quality, fat and athletic, tall and short, muscular or skinny and it's always been that way at HW. It does not make SENSE to compare a defensive fighter from yesteryear, to a crude slugger today and vice verse.
3/ When we compare the DEFENSIVE boxers today to yesterday, todays are much better.
4/ When we compare the OFFENSIVE boxers today to yesterday, todays are much better.
5/ Technical boxers today are MUCH better.
6/ Today's ATHLETIC boxers (excluding chubbers) are MUCH more athletic than yesterdays athletic boxers (again, excluding chubbers)
7/ With respect to boxers in the HW division today roughly the same size as past HW's, the newer ones are much FASTER than previous! It doesn't make sense to compare the speed of 6'3" 210lb Clay to 6'9" 260lb Fury for example. It DOES make sense to compare it to David Haye!
Basically individual attributes and skills should be compared cross eras to their natural counterparts, not to opposite extremes.
The problem can be solved even more simply by comparing with the Cruiser division where the weight is under 215lbs (the weight of cruisers today on fight night).
And see law #1 for any other argument LOL
"Enough with the games mate! Your messing with the Grand Master!"