Originally Posted by Senya13
That's the one bout where his "jab" looked most silly, that chopping push punch. There's nothing much else to say about the bout (it was edited very strangely too, the way they combined different parts of the film, sometimes it repeating or interrupted by other views, then continueing, just strange), nothing impressive about either fighter.
You fail to appreciate that the purpose of his jab, as innocuous as it was, was to lull the opponent to sleep and make him forget about the right. It worked and was very effective against Patterson, and others among his ko victims. He wasn't an Ali, Louis, Dempsey, or a Marciano, in terms of all around skills, but if you can appreciate a fighter who does basically one thing well. like for instance, Earnie Shavers, then you can take in consideration an Ingemar Johannson, who. if he wasn't much good at anything else, he was great at lulling an opponent to sleep with a range finding jab, and then blasting them with a very effective, brutal straight right hand. Give him that much at least.