Never watch boxing now so haven't a clue who is who in the boxing World.
But watched with my dad, he was an Ali fan and considered him to be the greatest.
Remember watching Barry McGuigan with my DH when we were first married.
Although I wouldn't actually want my DGC to take up the sport, I have to say that years ago the local police successfully ran and trained youngster in boxing to give the boys something to do and keep them hopefully away from drugs. Two young lads both brothers became amateur champions.
I love boxing and tend to agree that we have very few good boxers now I suppose it comes in waves and some decades see a better pool to chose from than others Yes it is a strange thread I guess for Gransnet I know I m in the minority liking the sport
Is it just me or are the current batch of Heavyweights so bad the top 5 would not even get in the top 30 pre 1980s? Apart from Joshua - who I regard as just above average - th rest lack proper boxing skills.