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Old 02-29-2012, 04:54 AM   #791
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Default Re: The all things technical thread.

What Floyd seems to do exceptionally well is force the opponent to re-set pretty much every time they throw a shot.

Thinking back to the Marquez fight, in terms of his offensive arsenal and feinting ability, of all Floyd's opponents he's the one with the tools to unlock that defence (size notwithstanding), regularly. Not a particularly ''volume'' oriented fighter, more a punch picker who can time the opponent to perfection..... but he was made to look very flat footed, which he is to an extent anyway, and was throwing hardly any combinations.

I think it would be hard to pick most pure boxers to beat him, especially below 147. They have to have a bit of something extra - an exceptional defence, a height and reach advantage, plenty of power etc.

A feather fisted, reasonably hittable operator isn't going to be good enough.
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