who is putting down Joe Lewis ....not me. Anyone who gets in the ring is to be respected. I know cause I have been in the ring many times.
All I meant was that those were the early days of that type of fighting in Usa and it is easy to see from that fight. There is so much talk of Bruce not mixing it up with any credible people that it is worthy to point out: Full contact in those days was really in its embryonic stages. In fact Bruce in terms of sparring was head of his time cause he did it with full gear on etc.
That is all I as saying.
When you train for point karate - you train/spar in the way you want to win IN POINT karate. I think even Joe said that a 50 year old joe would beat the 20 something Joe of the 60s, or something like that.