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Old 01-30-2013, 06:14 PM   #46
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, just watched him again freaking amazing fighter
Easily the most overrated fighter on this board. Textbook case of how praise from greats makes all sense of proportion go missing.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:18 PM   #47
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Rigondeaux has exceptional balance, like a smug cat.
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Joe Louis, Even when he missed he was always in position to strike again.
Benny Leonard, I think had the greatest balance even when he was rushed never looked out of place.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:53 PM   #49
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Ali, Mancini, Leonard, Hearns, Robinson, Louis, Duran, Barrera, Pac, amongst others..
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:21 PM   #50
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Easily the most overrated fighter on this board. Textbook case of how praise from greats makes all sense of proportion go missing.
I like the way he fights you dont have to follow what greats say to realise that... You should be able to see by watching him fight...maybe you should try that
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:37 PM   #51
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I thought of Naseem Hamed, but he is an example of `bad balance`.
Probably the reason why some might think he was weak chinned.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:51 PM   #52
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I like the way he fights you dont have to follow what greats say to realise that... You should be able to see by watching him fight...maybe you should try that
I've seen the whole 10 minutes of footage there is of him. He looks quick, smart and awkwardly tricky but has several clear technical flaws - like Herol Graham more or less. Or a smaller and lesser version of Jones to some extent.

Going by that footage, I've seen many fighters that impressed me more. Much like looking at his record. Impressive in parts, but certainly nothing exceptional.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:00 PM   #53
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I've seen the whole 10 minutes of footage there is of him. He looks quick, smart and awkwardly tricky but has several clear technical flaws - like Herol Graham more or less. Or a smaller and lesser version of Jones to some extent.

Going by that footage, I've seen many fighters that impressed me more. Much like looking at his record. Impressive in parts, but certainly nothing exceptional.
Yeah i mean completely dominating Achie Moore isnt much and the guys on his record were all bums ay...

What technical flaws can you see?
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:44 AM   #54
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Yeah i mean completely dominating Achie Moore isnt much and the guys on his record were all bums ay...
Hence, "impressive in parts". But he also lost to several of the top guys he met. Swapped wins and losses with them.

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Just from memory.

Stance/guard: Back too straight, chin too high, hands too low. Feet perhaps a bit too wide. Too much like a fencer.

Punching: Leaps off the flooor with several of his punches. Leaps in the jab more than stepping in with it.

These were the main things I can remember. Mind you, he was clearly very skilled and crafty in his own way - very much like Graham or Nunn. But I've often seen him named as one of the great textbook technicians, and that's laughable going by that footage.
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You think Tyson is a good call but pernell isn't? Reason being not a speedster.. Yet Tyson is?
Tyson? Hell yeah. Tremendous balance and lightning speed.

Pernell wasn't even all that quick. Snappy jab, but rather clubbing with his left, and his right hook, while sharp, wasn't all that fast either.

Sweet Pea's offense isn't all that scintillating. It's effective, it's accurate, but it lacked for power and velocity. It was he incredible defensive skillset and ring generalship that he rode to legendary status.
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Hence, "impressive in parts". But he also lost to several of the top guys he met. Swapped wins and losses with them.



Just from memory.

Stance/guard: Back too straight, chin too high, hands too low. Feet perhaps a bit too wide. Too much like a fencer.

Punching: Leaps off the flooor with several of his punches. Leaps in the jab more than stepping in with it.

These were the main things I can remember. Mind you, he was clearly very skilled and crafty in his own way - very much like Graham or Nunn. But I've often seen him named as one of the great textbook technicians, and that's laughable going by that footage.
These arent flaws by him he compensates for the low hands with his wide stance making it easy to get out of the way of punches, when he ''leaps in'' with the jab hes not off balance or anything so theres nothing bad about it, he dosent get tagged after throwing it so obviously its fine,
You dont have to be a textbook technician you can do things wrong but get away with it because of your own style if it compensates for it
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These arent flaws by him he compensates for the low hands with his wide stance making it easy to get out of the way of punches, when he ''leaps in'' with the jab hes not off balance or anything so theres nothing bad about it, he dosent get tagged after throwing it so obviously its fine,
You dont have to be a textbook technician you can do things wrong but get away with it because of your own style if it compensates for it
Usually you eventually don't get away with it. If there's something I've become more and more convinced about it's the merits of following the textbook.

You tried out any unorthodox stuff in the gym? It usually hurts.

Anyhow, you asked me what flaws I saw from a textbook perspective. That was my answer.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:03 AM   #58
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Usually you eventually don't get away with it. If there's something I've become more and more convinced about it's the merits of following the textbook.

Anyhow, you asked me what flaws I saw. That was my answer.
People are insulted when I point out how crude Dempsey was. They say the same thing, its not a flaw if you make it work.

Then Gene Tunney makes you look like an ass.
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Burley's manner of throwing jabs was certainly unusual. He also seemed to prefer hooks and swings where straight punches could be a lot more effective. Not a combination puncher, preferring single punches. Based on 20 mins of footage.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:06 AM   #60
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People are insulted when I point out how crude Dempsey was. They say the same thing, its not a flaw if you make it work.

Then Gene Tunney makes you look like an ass.
Sure as rain. Flaws are there to be exploited. Even my man Ali ran into that.
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