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Old 01-24-2013, 05:41 AM   #100
MadcapMaxie
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Default Re: ATGs who don't look impressive on film.

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Originally Posted by lora View Post
For the whole stiff standup thing failing to impress that seems hard for many to get past with Monzon and others, Gene Tunney is the worst looking i'd say.

I wouldn't say there are any ATG's i don't think look impressive at the end of the day, though.

Some like Saddler i don't enjoy watching fight.
I can understand regarding Gene Tunney, when I first started watching him I was thinking "....what the ****...is this it?" and I'm sure to ye average person he'd look silly bounding around the ring like Skippy the Kangaroo. However after a while you pick up some brilliant subtleties, much like Monzon. The way Tunney can time and judge distance so perfectly is astounding, he can literally stand in front of his opponent hands next to his waist, chin in the air, let his opponent throw a punch take half a step back and then come in and counter.

Must've been a very frustrating guy to fight.
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