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Old 12-11-2012, 05:43 PM   #1291
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Mares gets an unfair rap for that too. Agbeko 1 aside (when the ref should've stepped in and been more authorative about the low blows), there have been mitigating circumstances in all his fights at world level.

The sheer volume of body punches, and the angles at which he sometimes throws the punch from, make it inevitable that some will stray low. It doesn't mean that he isn't a good body puncher/a dirty fighter though
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:15 PM   #1292
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This is thread is brilliant. Best ive ever seen on this forum.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:16 PM   #1293
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Yep there's a vid where he talks shop with Smitty and shows the little hip shots and shots to middrift on inside and blindside of ref.
Saw that a while ago I think. I watched Hopkins - Trinidad a couple of times last week, love that fight.

There was something posted on here a while back from a magazine where Hopkins was giving technical tips, I can remember that being a pretty good read.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:24 PM   #1294
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Saw that a while ago I think. I watched Hopkins - Trinidad a couple of times last week, love that fight.

There was something posted on here a while back from a magazine where Hopkins was giving technical tips, I can remember that being a pretty good read.
Yep remember reading it as well, Was in BN.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:35 PM   #1295
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:39 PM   #1296
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On the Bunce hour yesterday, he had Glen Johnson on and Johnson was asked the question, who is the most difficult and hardest fighter to fight, He said Bernard Hopkins and this man has fought them all in his era.

Interesting he also mentioned Chad Dawson as the most talented fighter he faced?
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:41 PM   #1297
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Mares is a horrible fighter, dirty with the elbow as well as going low. There's no subtle about it either..

How ironic is this vid.

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Old 12-11-2012, 06:51 PM   #1298
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On the Bunce hour yesterday, he had Glen Johnson on and Johnson was asked the question, who is the most difficult and hardest fighter to fight, He said Bernard Hopkins and this man has fought them all in his era.

Interesting he also mentioned Chad Dawson as the most talented fighter he faced?
Yeah, that's interesting, Bill. Sometimes fighters just tend to bullshit when asked those type of questions. But Glenn is not the sort to BS.

Chad has undoubted talent. Just the wrong head on the right body though.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:59 PM   #1299
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Mares gets an unfair rap for that too. Agbeko 1 aside (when the ref should've stepped in and been more authorative about the low blows), there have been mitigating circumstances in all his fights at world level.

The sheer volume of body punches, and the angles at which he sometimes throws the punch from, make it inevitable that some will stray low. It doesn't mean that he isn't a good body puncher/a dirty fighter though
The thing is though. For the most part. i think he knows what he's doing. IMHO he's conciously being dirty when he's going low. It happens too many times for it to be a coincidence. I think Mares knows how bad a low blow can affect an opponent. That video of him on that programme when he was younger is very telling. They explained to him how and why low blows are so debilitating and i can assume from that he knows what he's doing. As SPB says, it's not like he tries to disguise it either. At least Barrera and Pedroza were sly and cunning with it.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:11 PM   #1300
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Yeah, that's interesting, Bill. Sometimes fighters just tend to bullshit when asked those type of questions. But Glenn is not the sort to BS.

Chad has undoubted talent. Just the wrong head on the right body though.
It was evident In the Ward fight, I think he came in with a mentality of a challenger it looked that way to me?

Weird when you consider that on a technical level he is one of the few fighters that can match him.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:20 PM   #1301
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It was evident In the Ward fight, I think he came in with a mentality of a challenger it looked that way to me?

Weird when you consider that on a technical level he is one of the few fighters that can match him.
Tbh. I don't think Dawson likes fighting. I think he does it because he can and because his father pushed him into it. But i get the impression that he would rather be doing something else.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:41 PM   #1302
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The thing is though. For the most part. i think he knows what he's doing. IMHO he's conciously being dirty when he's going low. It happens too many times for it to be a coincidence. I think Mares knows how bad a low blow can affect an opponent. That video of him on that programme when he was younger is very telling. They explained to him how and why low blows are so debilitating and i can assume from that he knows what he's doing. As SPB says, it's not like he tries to disguise it either. At least Barrera and Pedroza were sly and cunning with it.
I haven't seen that video so can't really comment on that. I'm not saying that he has never gone out with the intention of making it rough to unsettle his opponent- in fact quite the opposite, I'm sure it's been part of his tactics against guys like Moreno. But I have to take issue with the fact that he is a dirty fighter full stop. Low blows were not an issue in either Agbeko II or Morel and I think the worse cases of him fouling by going low have been at least in part due to his head being pulled down by the likes of Vic or Moreno when getting inside. It does make me laugh at times the hypocrisy of a young fighter like Mares being labelled a scumbag by some who then in turn praise veteran fighters for "old manning" an opponent with a few rough tricks here in there.

I strongly disagree with SPB that Mares is a horrible fighter too, he's anything but.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:48 PM   #1303
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I haven't seen that video so can't really comment on that. I'm not saying that he has never gone out with the intention of making it rough to unsettle his opponent- in fact quite the opposite, I'm sure it's been part of his tactics against guys like Moreno. But I have to take issue with the fact that he is a dirty fighter full stop. Low blows were not an issue in either Agbeko II or Morel and I think the worse cases of him fouling by going low have been at least in part due to his head being pulled down by the likes of Vic or Moreno when getting inside. It does make me laugh at times the hypocrisy of a young fighter like Mares being labelled a scumbag by some who then in turn praise veteran fighters for "old manning" an opponent with a few rough tricks here in there.

I strongly disagree with SPB that Mares is a horrible fighter too, he's anything but.
I never called him a 'scumbag'. I'm actually a fan of his. And if you were around on this site in about 2009 you will remember me hyping this kid up. But it's just my opinion that he's intentionally dirty. I don't see much wrong with roughouse tactics but intentional low blows are below the belt (no pun intended). I actually admire fighters who can incorporate some roughhouse tactics and use it to their advantage. It's up to the opponent to raise hell. You can admit a fighter is dirty, and still be a fan.

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Old 12-11-2012, 08:02 PM   #1304
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You know when your throwing low the amount of times he does it IMO. Odd shot to body goes astray fair dues but he does it to often to not be unintentional. When watching the Moreno fight made for horrible viewing.

Not my cup of tea, If your gonna be dirty least be subtle this goon gets away with it which makes it worse. Not seen masses of fights of his but seen enough to know i won't be a fan of his work.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:21 PM   #1305
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How anyone who has seen his fights can think he's an innocent party is beyond me. I'm a fan of Mares but that first Agbeko fight was disgusting and left a bad taste in my mouth. I don't mind roughhouse tactics but he was being clearly and intentionally illegal and he new the ref wouldn't say anything to him. That's why he was so blatant.

I also want to point something else out in that fight, which sickened me. Agbeko’s corner did him a MASSIVE disservice. They should have been ALL over the referee. I also think Agbeko did himself a disservice. There is no way he should have allowed a man to tee off on his groin like that and not do the same in return. Most fighters who break the rules whether knowingly or unknowingly, don’t enjoy when the same rules are broken against them. Some of the best fighters you will ever see are rule stretchers. If the ref is not going to stop them, then freaking do it back to them and see how they like it. Agbeko is a man’s man, but he should have went low right back at Mares.

Mares has to be becareful. One of these days the chickens are ganna come home to roost...
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