Originally Posted by brown bomber
That's definitely not the case- George Benton trained Whitaker and they are virtual clones of each other.
George Benton http://youtu.be/MCO86_Z5p9o
Whitaker fought like that as an amateur long before George came into the picture.
Whitaker had a unique style all his own, there might have been a few Benton moves mixed in there but it was mostly Whitaker.
Sure there were similarities and George might have refined somethings in Pernell, but Pernell had things he could teach George if he could.
Whitaker as an amateur
George in a boxing mode, the other clip of George he was in a boxer-puncher mode.