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Harry Greb

Throughout his 13 year career he fought 299 Fights and was the only man to beat Gene Tunney.

That's just one example... many other fighters fought several professional fights during a certain period of time... shorter periods of time than what these modern day boxers take part in.

Sugar Ray Robinson has 202 Professional Fights.

Roberto Duran had 130.

However... these days... Boxers really drag out their fights... trying to build a rivalry up throughout trash-talk and hoping to make a lot of money... instead of actually going out there and just having a fight.

Can you see any boxers in these modern times having several, several professional fights that were the equivalent to the careers of old school fighters?

There aren't as many rounds nowadays... so what's the problem?

Why can't boxers in the modern day and age have lots and lots of fights?
 

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with the money in the sport now theres no need.
 

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I believe that some of today's boxers could. The sport is completely centered around money and not fans. The top ranked boxers barely fight 2 or 3 times annually because of the cash. Promotions, money, and pre-fight build-up regulate the fight scheduling. This has been on my mind for years now and though I'd love to see it change, it won't. It will just get worse.

What would happen if a champ at any weight class fought monthly seeking the best possible opponents? I'm sure the excuses would come but I'd love to see Manny Pac fight every month.
 

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It will happen. Some guy, sometime. The only problem is willingness of contenders. Lets say some guy "BOXER-A" builds up his record to be very good and fights monthly or even every three months. He would have trouble getting decent competetion to sign and then fight without the damn 5 month promotion and what have you. It all goes back to the money. Sucks.
 

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The problem is most of these fighters dont know how to lose. They lose 1 or 2 fights to the wrong person. Maybe someone they should have beaten easily and they quit, or retire. Or because of the loss they are not fighting on HBO or Showtime anymore or there fights are not on tv so they think that there career is over so they quit or retire because of that.
 

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fighters like barrera could have done the 100 mark no problem if they hadn't made so much cash early. marco turned pro at 15.
 

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tommygunn said:
fighters like barrera could have done the 100 mark no problem if they hadn't made so much cash early. marco turned pro at 15.
I reckon any boxer who is a Super Featherweight or a lesser weight than that is more than capable of having tonnes and tonnes of fights... the equivalent to that of almost every single boxer from many a year ago! :D
 
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