Originally Posted by Mendoza
Would you classify Charles as a fighter who liked to mix it up, or as a smart boxer type who picked his shots, and waited for the right moment to attack? I pick the former. Charles was aggressive. He liked to slug, go toe to toe, and use his speed and skills to counter.
I did not say Charles could not use his legs, I just feel tactically he perfereed to mix it up.
One could say Charles was the 2nd best fighter Louis ever fought. Marciano was the best.
He could be both more so the latter just also a great finisher which may have contibuted to a slightly more aggressive style at his best. Charles is a smart fighter I doubt he would trade with Louis especially after he feel Joe's power I think he would chose to box and use his speed whether he'd be able to pull the win is another matter. The reason why I brought up his legs is because you mentioned the Rocky fight where he could not move like he did in his prime.