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Old 07-31-2007, 12:56 PM   #59
Boris Christoff
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Default Re: Butter Bean Esch vs Tony Galento

Originally Posted by cross_trainer
Louis's pawing and general "laziness" on his jab was nothing compared to Wlad, however. Even allowing for a "blinding" jab, it's still pretty bad:


His jab hand is extended too far, he often doesn't retract it rapidly enough, and paws with it extremely frequently. Yet, despite its incorrectness and unorthodoxy (and it IS incorrect), he somehow makes it work. The same applies to many "old time" fighters.
Yes, Wlad's a flawed fighter, he can get away with that, but look at the clear differences in the movement and look at it unbiased. Put Galento in with Wlad, as even Austin is an amazingly skilled fighter in comparison to Galento, whom has no skill at all.

His jab is well timed though, against a wide guy, albeit one who still has some form, he also landed a left hook, which was a bit lazy, but still much more precise than anything Louis had thrown.

Look at Wlad's head movement and guard also to supplement his superior movement speed and his well schooled footwork*.

Needless to say, Galento gets a right landed on him immediatley, a lead right and gets put out. Now take Louis' slower, sloppier and lazier jab and picture that Wlad right hand going over it as he is easily in position immediatley to do so.

There is some of the evolution right there as example, I am being very fair and very unbiased.
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