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Old 03-28-2013, 02:46 AM   #89
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Default Re: Emile Griffith v Mike McCallum @154

Originally Posted by Flea Man View Post
Yes! I'm so glad someone watched it

Would you say Rodriguez looks a non-puncher in the fight?
Cheers Flea...Thanks again for putting it up!!!...Always great to see LMR in action. I think one of the true greats, An absolute iron man fighting all of those middleweights.

A non-puncher???...No way. Rodriguez isn't to be considered a big puncher, especially at middle. But IMO, it's his speed,timing, and an accumulative effect. Given his frenetic style, you have to fight him off and exert alot energy doing so...LMR takes you out in deep water and drowns you. McClure took a pretty good beating to the body and that contributed to sapping his energy...but also LMR had the speed to shock the bigger fighters and was excellent at placing his shots too...I think LMR excels in any era you would care to name...One of my favorites.
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