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Old 03-03-2013, 05:39 PM   #1
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Default How come short fighters no longer use the bob and weave?

Especially the short fighters who want to win higher division titles? That style is a nightmare for tall fighters to go against.
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:40 PM   #2
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Because it messes their hair.
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:40 PM   #3
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Chisora?
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:42 PM   #4
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Chisora?
No he did that in one fight against Vitali and he didn't do a good job. Do you think guys like Mayweather and Pacquaio could successfully implement the bob and weave and go up to 160 against the 6'1-6'3 guys?
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Bob Weaver? 24-16 KO's 175 lb prospect Buffalo NY
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:48 PM   #6
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I believe its Bob N Weaver "He'll make you a believer"
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:50 PM   #7
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No he did that in one fight against Vitali and he didn't do a good job. Do you think guys like Mayweather and Pacquaio could successfully implement the bob and weave and go up to 160 against the 6'1-6'3 guys?
Chisora won more rounds than any recent opponent vs Vitali
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:51 PM   #8
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No he did that in one fight against Vitali and he didn't do a good job. Do you think guys like Mayweather and Pacquaio could successfully implement the bob and weave and go up to 160 against the 6'1-6'3 guys?
I'm assuming you mean bobbing and weaving the way Mike Tyson or Frazier did.

Floyd is slightly short in the general sense, but for his weight class he has a tall person's build. There are better defensive options for a "tall" boxer like Floyd.

manny can't even cut a ring off or fight on the inside let alone bob n weave. He's as far as you can get from being a swarmer. Fighting inside as a southpaw doesn't utilize the unorthodox southpaw angles.
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I'm assuming you mean bobbing and weaving the way Mike Tyson or Frazier did.

Floyd is slightly short in the general sense, but for his weight class he has a tall person's build. There are better defensive options for a "tall" boxer like Floyd.

manny can't even cut a ring off or fight on the inside let alone bob n weave. He's as far as you can get from being a swarmer. Fighting inside as a southpaw doesn't utilize the unorthodox southpaw angles.
I think Canelo may be able to do it if he goes up in weight, but he'd have to work on his stamina and his headmovement more
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You rarely see people bob and weave because it's what swarmers do. Swarming is going extinct.

I mean real swarmers who come close to break the body down before shooting for an accumulation stoppage. None of that bullshit where any pressure fighter is incorrectly called a swarmer
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:02 PM   #12
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I think Canelo may be able to do it if he goes up in weight, but he'd have to work on his stamina and his headmovement more
Who has better stamina between Alvarez and Cotto?
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Chisora?
He does, except it looks like he's underwater
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:05 PM   #14
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I blame it all on Freddie Roach.








Then again, I blame EVERYTHING on Freddie Roach.
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:07 PM   #15
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Bobbing and weaving is now a lost art. Part of the problem may be due to the amateur rules, as any time a fighter starts to bob the ref warns him about keeping his head up.
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