View single post by khawk
 Posted: Fri Feb 22nd, 2019 01:04 am
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One of the problems the current fight game has is that now, at the first sign of trouble, they often get stopped. I get why, of course, but such a huge part of boxing is the guys fighting through bad trouble and knockdowns that are brutal, and the current crop probably doesn't get anywhere near the same chances the guys of that era did to get up and go on.
At the same time that is what often makes for a great dramatic fight.
The most immediate example is one of my favourite heavyweight slugfests ever, Ron Lyle vs. George Foreman. That fight could never happen today. Even as it was happening there was more than one moment that the ref could have just waved it off and nobody would have batted an eye.