Originally Posted by Nightcrawler
i wonder why more swarmers and boxers with INCREDIBLE stamina didn't rely more on the damn jab. some fighters like armstrong seemed to live in the pocked and the jab wasn't their bread and butter but if you can bust out 50 jabs a round, with in and out as well as lateral movement, you don't NEED to get inside and turn it into a brawl every single round. mixing in a consistent, accurate jab can only help you rather than relying solely on heavy hooks on the inside. that's what i love about harada: he can't be classified as a traditional swarmer because he did so much stuff swarmers can't/won't do
I agree with you. Harada was a swarmer who did it behind a great jab and great footwork. He was also a great ring general, great at changing the pace.
Esparza was a good fighter as it happens, my old fella rated him highly. He was good enough to beat Harada in Japan on points. That for me is a better result than Medel knocking him out.