Rediscover the past of boxing

Thu, 07 Apr 2016 18:52:52 +0200

> What could be more interesting than reading the
> personal opinions about boxing from 20 years go?
> Surely nothing!

That would be very interesting indeed!

The 90s were the heydays of Usenet and
"text Internet" culture, and some of the posts were
superior to what you'd find in National Geographic,
Outside, or whatever it is people read on paper. (In
general, that is, as I didn't make a special study of
back-then's RSB...) [RSB = rec.sport.boxing]

The second reason it would be interesting is that only
the stars of the sport tend to appear again and again
in discussion, articles, documentaries, and so on.
The typical teenage boxing fan today probably has some
grip on Mike Tyson, Oscar De La Hoya, Roy Jones Jr.,
and perhaps a couple of others, but I dare say even
seasoned boxing fans would discover, or rediscover,
many interesting names and fights long lost in the
general current of things...

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