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Old 11-25-2012, 02:48 PM   #42
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Default Re: Let's discuss Ring Generalship

I always liked Gianfranco Rosi's ring generalship.He was sort of a 154 version of old 40-ish Hopkins.Not that they looked entirely similar, but the approach and general fighting mentality was the same.

he beat a lot of other contenders who usually had the physical edge through sheer guile and constant little fouls.Always controlling the distance and tempo with cautious boxing "just enough" to win rounds and mauling just enough to keep the other fighter from getting into a settled rhythm.

Of course it came undone when he faced real A level talent(even a worn Curry still had enough of it) but he was a crafty more than the sum of the parts fighter in an era when most of his opponents were physical talents\ fairly talented specialists that didn't seem to be too smart or versatile in the ring.
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