Re: Fitzimmons v Foster
Fitzsimmons? A great boxer for his day and in his context. Yes, for his day and in his context. His hands were too low. His stance was all wrong for a fighter of Foster's caliber -Leaning back as a way to lure boxers in has happily not survived the natural evolution of style over the past century. Same with carrying hands low.
Combinations as we know them were rare then and Fitzsimmons would have had no answer for it. He hurled haymakers well against defensive specialists of the day like Corbett -who usually leaned back and away or ran away. But Foster would step inside of these and shoot shorter, faster, and better leveraged shots off his chin.
Foster would KO him early.