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Old 01-28-2013, 06:52 PM   #16
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Jones was often off-balance
that was my first thought but can you think of any examples? i had trouble
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:12 PM   #17
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Meldrick Taylor? Floyd Mayweather?
good shout out on meldrick. he was rarely off balance...when he got knocked down it's cause he was ****ing hurt
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:29 PM   #18
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Whitaker? Guys sense of balance was freakish.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:35 PM   #19
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Whitaker? Guys sense of balance was freakish.
Not really a speedster, though. The best footwork of all time, though, definitely. Broke all the rules, still seemed surefooted.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:19 PM   #20
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watch Duran vs Buchanan, how quickly he's charging in and closing the distance, but still able to punch effectively.

Exceptional natural balance and footspeed.

Early Chang too, though certainly not textbook either.

Laguna, Marcel, Luis Rodriguez with their bouncing, in-out mid-range movement would be worthy picks, though i don't think Rodriguez hands were overly quick for single shots, he still had a fast way of fighting.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:37 PM   #21
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Not really a speedster, though. The best footwork of all time,
Nah that has to go to Pep best footwork ever
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:10 PM   #22
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Nah that has to go to Pep best footwork ever
Two sides of the same coin, honestly.

Pep flowed laterally better than anybody, but Pea had better pivots and retreats. Which do you prefer?

I'll call Pea's footwork better, personally. Pep, movement.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:14 PM   #23
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not a pure speedster but willie pastrano was very quick and stable when i've watched him
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:08 PM   #24
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Hearns deserves a shout out i think although his hands were faster than his feet, his balance was always perfect.

Most fighters under the late Steward shared this though.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:02 PM   #25
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Two sides of the same coin, honestly.

Pep flowed laterally better than anybody, but Pea had better pivots and retreats. Which do you prefer?

I'll call Pea's footwork better, personally. Pep, movement.
When i watch Pep i prefer him but then when i see Whitaker i say wow how did i pick Pep and same goes over and over, i seem to prefer Pep a little more though
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:25 AM   #26
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..willie pep could move from side to side as noted, but he was brilliant at going straight in, throwing punches in bunches and getting out again without being hit.
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:59 AM   #27
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Maybe Wlad?
He is very fast for a hw, and especially for such a big man.
His speed is pretty equal to Haye's, he also seems to stay in balance almost all the time.

Sure he isn't like Pep or the other "small" men, but for a hw he's very balanced.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:31 PM   #28
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Greg Page, Hector Camacho, and Larry Holmes.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:50 PM   #29
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Ali & Leonard had great balance.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:55 PM   #30
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And as mentioned, Willie Pep.
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