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Old 01-17-2013, 07:07 PM   #13
MagnaNasakki
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Default Re: If Riddick Bowe had the dedication of Marciano? Would he be one of the best?

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Originally Posted by Seamus View Post
I never understood why he went into the trenches so often. Was he just so out of shape he was afraid to use his legs? Sure, he looked flashy inside but he got nailed a lot, too. Keeping on the outside with good legs and a jab seemed like a much better way to utilize his natural gifts.
He was naturally very aggressive, a mean fighter with killer instincts. Check some of his pre-Holyfield performances: He got in good shape for a few during his run to the title shot, and he still went at guys to murder him. Disciplined boxing wasn't instinctual for Bowe, and he never got settled down.

Also, man, somebody needed to sit him down and MAKE him throw that right hand straight. Hard to have an elite outside game without a straight right hand.
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