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Old 01-28-2013, 11:10 AM   #1
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Default Fastest Boxers with Tremendous Balance

Who were the fastest boxers who maintained their balance and sense of distance during the attack? Some fighters (Pac, Pascal, etc.) have a tendancy at time to ambush their opponents with speed but leave themselves open to counter attacks because they were off balance or overextended themselves.

Which fighters utilized or relied on speed but retained their balance and maintained a preferred distance?

For examples: mayweather is a fighter that relies heavily on speed but consistently has great balance and never goes outside his comfort zone.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:34 AM   #2
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Roy Jones Jr

Muhammad Ali

Floyd Patterson/Mike Tyson

All 4 very different, all 4 very quick, all 4 maintained their balance
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:40 AM   #3
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Roy Jones Jr

Muhammad Ali

Floyd Patterson/Mike Tyson

All 4 very different, all 4 very quick, all 4 maintained their balance
like these picks. tyson especially strikes me as the prototypes for explosive speed and balance

patterson i may have to disagree with as, at least in the pre-liston phase of his career, he lept in far too often with that left hook and came in off balance too much. Ingo took advantage really in all 3 fights and scored plenty of knockdowns as a result
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:06 PM   #4
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Roy Jones Jr

Muhammad Ali

Floyd Patterson/Mike Tyson

All 4 very different, all 4 very quick, all 4 maintained their balance


I concur. I think we can also add Sugar Ray Leonard.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:11 PM   #5
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I concur. I think we can also add Sugar Ray Leonard.
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Kid chocolate fast hands fast feet master boxer
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:26 PM   #7
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Ray Leonard had an uncanny base built into his stands.

He was fast, he was sharp, and he had a way of planting his feet to keep his balance and get off that base in a split second to move again.

It's truly remarkable. The hardest thing to do, bar none, in this sport is retain solid power and defense in the pocket with movement incorporated.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:47 PM   #8
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Andy Ruiz Jr might be fat but he's throwing combinations like Leonard himself and he seems to stay in balance.
His feet aren't that fast though
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Ezzard Charles
Wilfredo Gomez
Hans Gruber
Wilfred Benitez
Ray Robinson
Jose Napoles
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Ezzard Charles
Wilfredo Gomez
Hans Gruber
Wilfred Benitez
Ray Robinson
Jose Napoles
from what I've seen and read ezz may have the best balance...ever. 2 of the other claimants to that title you listed: Robinson and napoles. hans gruber was dropped heavily by bruce willis so no dice
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from what I've seen and read ezz may have the best balance...ever. 2 of the other claimants to that title you listed: Robinson and napoles. hans gruber was dropped heavily by bruce willis so no dice
That was a sucker punch and you know it!
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:00 PM   #12
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Robbie Sims,duh.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:03 PM   #13
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I agree with many already listed (except Patterson) but I will add...

Gene Tunney

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Old 01-28-2013, 05:31 PM   #14
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Michael Nunn comes to mind.
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:31 PM   #15
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Roy Jones Jr

Muhammad Ali

Floyd Patterson/Mike Tyson

All 4 very different, all 4 very quick, all 4 maintained their balance
Jones was often off-balance
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