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Old 03-14-2009, 09:01 AM   #1
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Name the champions in all divisions who were considered, for better or worse as "safety first" fighters.
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Old 03-14-2009, 09:02 AM   #2
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FMJ comes to mind
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Old 03-14-2009, 01:23 PM   #3
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If you can not Punch, but still get to the Top through Skillful Mobile Boxing, Does that make you safety first ? or simply playing to your Strenghts ?

Hugo Curro at Middle

Virgil Hill at Lt Heavy ?

Jose Legra at Feather
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Old 03-14-2009, 01:24 PM   #4
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Mayweather and Roy Jones were the first two that popped into my head.

Wlad used to be a voracious offensive machine, but under Steward he has gradually developed into a safety-first fighter as well.
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Lennox Lewis. See Holyfield-Lewis I for the best ever example of an over-cautious mind.
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Old 03-14-2009, 08:08 PM   #6
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Slapsie Maxie Rosenbloom must be King of the safety first fighters.
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Old 03-14-2009, 08:12 PM   #7
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i said FMJ but he wasnt safety first till he went up the weights really
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Willie Pep was...however he was a brilliant offensive combination puncher when he wanted to be. But he was soo good, that sometimes he said to himself "**** it, im 1,000x more naturally gifted than this guy, how bout ill play a game where he doesnt hit me tonite"
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Both Klitschkos box in that manner.. Wlad against Ibragimov was a sad one though, he was almost batting Sultans hand away like he was playing Ping Pong.......

Jack Johnson........ safety first , but a genius at it......
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Old 03-14-2009, 10:36 PM   #10
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Freddie Welsh. Turned every fight into a stinker non-fight by running, covering up, holding, etc. Between fighting on his home turf in England and the no-decision rule, it was extremely hard to get a win over him, as he was extremely difficult to knock out. Finally, Welsh met his match in the master Benny Leonard, who smashed his way through all of Welsh's tricks and KO'd him. Thankfully, Welsh quickly faded from the big scene after that.
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Old 03-14-2009, 11:48 PM   #11
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Ruiz and Hopkin's, though Ruiz used to actually be a boxer puncher.

Not that I think about it the same applies to Hopkin's.
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Ruiz and Hopkin's, though Ruiz used to actually be a boxer puncher.

Not that I think about it the same applies to Hopkin's.
Hopkins going into the Jones fight was played up as the one punch knockout artist. I remember Boxing 92/93 predicting a Hagler/Hearnsesque two round war.
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:54 PM   #13
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Willie Pep was...however he was a brilliant offensive combination puncher when he wanted to be. But he was soo good, that sometimes he said to himself "**** it, im 1,000x more naturally gifted than this guy, how bout ill play a game where he doesnt hit me tonite"
That talent is what puts Willie Pep in the top ten class.
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Old 03-19-2009, 11:01 PM   #14
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Freddie Welsh. Turned every fight into a stinker non-fight by running, covering up, holding, etc. Between fighting on his home turf in England and the no-decision rule, it was extremely hard to get a win over him, as he was extremely difficult to knock out. Finally, Welsh met his match in the master Benny Leonard, who smashed his way through all of Welsh's tricks and KO'd him. Thankfully, Welsh quickly faded from the big scene after that.
Freddy didn't fade from the scene because of Benny Leonard. I think WW I
had more to do with his lack of ring activity after 1917 than nine rounds
with Leonard.
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