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Old 11-18-2012, 01:15 AM   #741
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Default Re: HBO WCB: Adrien Broner vs. Antonio DeMarco & Seth Mitchell vs. Johnathan Banks RB

Originally Posted by SouthpawJab View Post
You can't use the shoulder roll when walking down fighters, especially southpaws because with the weight on the front foot, it's difficult to avoid punches(which is why Broner eats so many straight punches) Floyd uses it from midrange and in. Broner uses it at every range which is ok except he lacks the upper body movement and balance to be efficient with it.

On the inside, there is no such thing as lefty/righty. The angles are all but gone and the punches come from similar angles. That's why southpaws need space. So the left hand comes from an angle unusual to conventional fighters.
You can most definitely use the roll walking fighters down, as for especially against southpaws, yes it is difficult, extremely difficult to do that against southpaws, but after eating one left from DeMarco Broner instantly neutralized it out of the roll and continued to walk DeMarco down, which is pretty impressive, the skill and reflexes required to do that.

As for saying Broner isn't efficient with his shoulder roll and that he lacks balance and movement, that is ridiculous on its face and we've seen in the last 3 fights with the trouble people actually have hitting him while he is standing in the pocket that it is simply incorrect.

There are most definitely angles on the inside, you look at elite in-fighters and they are working them constantly, like Ward, B-Hop, old tapes of Frazier, and old types of young Tyson, you can see Duran and JCC Sr. using angles on the inside as well.
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