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Old 07-15-2012, 08:04 PM   #1
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Default Big or Tall fighters with great inside skills

Well we know the likes of Riddick Bowe had some great inside skills for a big guy but are there any others who you would say fit this as well?
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Lennox Lewis had a very solid inside game with his grabbing/wrestling tactics and huge right uppercut (what he did to Grant in close was memorable.)

He certainly preferred to keep his opponents at a distance, but he could be devastating at close range too.
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:56 PM   #4
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Carlos Zarate worked fantastically inside. He was a great body puncher and could uppercut worth either hand.
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Default Re: Big or Tall fighters with great inside skills

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Lennox Lewis had a very solid inside game with his grabbing/wrestling tactics and huge right uppercut (what he did to Grant in close was memorable.)
What he did to Grant was a certainly not Queensberry rules though.
I think he scored 4 KDs, and 3 of them were blatant fouls.

He was perhaps lucky the referee didn't know or care about the rules.

I'd say he had a good "inside game" too (as does Wladimir). He wasn't much of a inside fighter though.
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:12 AM   #8
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Floyd Mayweather Jr.
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:25 AM   #9
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..sandy saddler.....because he was so tall and slim he knew his opponents would want to come inside on him....so he became a great...and rough...infighter.....and they didn't stay in there long.


as a middleweight ezzard charles was tall at six feet and was an excellent infighter even that early in his career. this came in handy when he got o the higher divisions and gave away height and reach himself.
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:41 AM   #11
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Riddick Bowe.
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:46 AM   #12
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Eder Jofre was a bit tall for his weight and was great on the inside......
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:15 AM   #13
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This sometimes can be read as tall fighters who don't properly exploit their advantages.
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Thomas Hearns landed some good stuff to the body.
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:41 AM   #15
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Riddick Bowe, Riddick Bowe, Riddick Bowe... yeah, I know we are all supposed to rave over his inside game, but it was partly this same game that caused him to absorb huge shots and be done by 29. A six foot five guy with 82 inch reach fighting down to his opponents limitations. Bravo.
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