Heres a theory that i'm sure will attract a lot of opinions. I see a lot of threads asking the question 'With Both Fighters At There Peak, Who Would Win'. I also sense that a lot of members have a rather romantic notion that the 'old time' fighters were better. I disagree! As in many sports, modern participants are fitter, better conditioned, more tactically aware etc etc. For example, the 100 metre sprint record keeps being broken(and always will) Modern footballers(soccer players) are on a higher level than years gone by, Golf, Tennis etc etc, records are constantly being broken. Now, this is only my opinion, but i will say that in boxing a modern great would beat a former great everytime! Nothing to do with natural abilty, more to do with conditioning and awareness etc. All opinions welcome..