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Old 07-22-2007, 06:42 PM   #1
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Default Weirdest looking punch that was effective?

For me, the first thing that comes to mind is Archie Moore's counter right that knocked Marciano down, although Marciano didn't seem hurt.
Very unorthodox looking punch yet perfectly executed, he got his right hand immediatly back in the position to block a left hook. I guess one develops his own style after 200+ professional fights.


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Old 07-22-2007, 06:45 PM   #2
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Roberto Duran's innovative right hand slice that first knocked down Esteban De Jesus in their third fight.
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Old 07-22-2007, 07:15 PM   #3
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Tarver's right hook that staggered Jones in the rubber match, wierd looking thing.
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Old 07-22-2007, 07:30 PM   #4
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The weirdest punches I've ever seen thrown were by heavyweight Tommy "Hurricane" Jackson, back in the '50s. He had an arsenal of weirdness.

He threw jabs with both hands at the same time, and -- for lack of a better description, "cymbol punches." Both hands to the head at the same time, as if banging cymbols.

Can't say they were all that affective, but they sure as hell were strange.
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Old 07-22-2007, 07:30 PM   #5
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Gene Fullmer's jab- It just looked so awkward, but he sure jabbed the hell out of people with it.
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Old 07-22-2007, 08:08 PM   #6
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SRR's right to the body.
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Old 07-23-2007, 11:48 AM   #7
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...Robinson would turn his fist around when he through that right to the body. There's less padding and you get more knuckle on the kidney. A little old school trick.
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Old 07-23-2007, 11:49 AM   #8
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Ruddock's smash.
Good call. Arguably the best heavyweight "hookercut" of all time.
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Old 07-23-2007, 11:50 AM   #9
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The weirdest punches I've ever seen thrown were by heavyweight Tommy "Hurricane" Jackson, back in the '50s. He had an arsenal of weirdness.

He threw jabs with both hands at the same time, and -- for lack of a better description, "cymbol punches." Both hands to the head at the same time, as if banging cymbols.

Can't say they were all that affective, but they sure as hell were strange.
Jackson was certainly the most unorthodox boxer ever.
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Old 07-23-2007, 11:51 AM   #10
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Kid Gavilan's Bolo punch; mind you it is said he nicked it from Kid Chocolate.

Foreman's swings in the 70s looked weird (Ali's piss take is brilliant) but were effective.
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Old 07-23-2007, 11:52 AM   #11
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How did SRR turn his fist, exactly?
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Old 07-23-2007, 12:06 PM   #12
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How did SRR turn his fist, exactly?
He would dip to his left and then loop the right to the body at the kidneys, and he would turn the glove so that his knuckles were facing inward.
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Old 07-23-2007, 09:19 PM   #13
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Leonard's left hook/uppercut that caught and hurt Hearns in the 1st fight. It didn't look very effective but it sure affected Hearns.
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That joint Marvin Hagler used against Fully Obel the second time.Word.
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Tarver's right hook that staggered Jones in the rubber match, wierd looking thing.
check hook ?
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