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Old 11-25-2012, 02:54 PM   #44
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Default Re: Let's discuss Ring Generalship

Originally Posted by Absolutely! View Post
Can't really disagree with this. A great ring general is never going to look entirely like another great ring general or even particularly alike at all, since the skill is dependent upon the type of fight that is being employed. Frazier was a great ring general because he forced you to fight in close where he generally had the advantage, Wlad's a great ring general because he keeps you at a distance, Hopkins is a great ring general because he prevents you from working and constantly gets in your comfort zone, Locche was a great ring general because he made you leap and lunge just to hit him and thereby expend physical and mental energy and so on.

I think your last line more or less sums it up. A great ring general is always the author of his own fight.
like your examples of frazier, wlad and hopkins to. and locche is a nice shout out. all VERY different fighters who fought the fights they wanted to, when they wanted to fight them
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