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Old 01-27-2013, 12:24 AM   #22
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Default Re: Wrestling used in training for old school boxers.

Not exactly wrestling, but Holyfield worked a lot of leverage for pushing Tyson around in clinches in training for those two fights. He would go rounds every day with strong sparring partners to learn how to get leverage and the proper footwork to move Tyson backwards when they tied up.

Watch the fights and you can see a lot of it in action -- making Iron Mike back up was not an easy thing, and it was a key, psychologically, in those fights.
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