Originally Posted by Bokaj
Hence, "impressive in parts". But he also lost to several of the top guys he met. Swapped wins and losses with them.
Just from memory.
Stance/guard: Back too straight, chin too high, hands too low. Feet perhaps a bit too wide. Too much like a fencer.
Punching: Leaps off the flooor with several of his punches. Leaps in the jab more than stepping in with it.
These were the main things I can remember. Mind you, he was clearly very skilled and crafty in his own way - very much like Graham or Nunn. But I've often seen him named as one of the great textbook technicians, and that's laughable going by that footage.
These arent flaws by him he compensates for the low hands with his wide stance making it easy to get out of the way of punches, when he ''leaps in'' with the jab hes not off balance or anything so theres nothing bad about it, he dosent get tagged after throwing it so obviously its fine,
You dont have to be a textbook technician you can do things wrong but get away with it because of your own style if it compensates for it