Originally Posted by Dunky McCafferty
Its a good idea slip, back in the day when Scotty Harrison was the man, me & my mate would take great pleasure in studying his opponents & figuring out how he would win, & we were right EVERY time. No kidding.
So it can be done, as Vitali said to Chis, studying an opponent is the key. If you love a fighter enough, you could probably teach their own trainers a lesson or two about how to beat future opponents.
Good point, Sir Dunky. Many fighters don't study opponents before fights. Most of them leave it up to their trainers to do that, there's no excuse for not having a look at your opponent in this day and age where so much footage is available.
Also people should know what to look out for when watching someone they're about to fight. People normally look for the strengths to look out for or a weakness that happened in that fight they're watching, but the key for me and i've heard Freddie Roach say this, is looking for bad habits that repeat themselves over and over.