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Old 09-09-2007, 06:50 PM   #1
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Who are the best left jabber's of all time?
I'll start with
Holmes
Quartey
Liston
Louis
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Old 09-09-2007, 07:07 PM   #2
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Maybe not the best of all time, but Pinklon Thomas had a great jab when he put it to use. He dominated Weaver with it but then seemed to neglect it for a few rounds, untill he ended things with a beautiful one-punch KO.

Lewis was a bit similar to Thomas, he had a great, fast reachy jab but didn't always use it as much.


Gene Tunney carried a very fast left which he seemed to be able to throw very well while moving and being mobile. Especially in the Dempsey fights.
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Old 09-09-2007, 07:11 PM   #3
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Who are the best left jabber's of all time?
I'll start with
Holmes
Quartey
Liston
Louis
Wlad. I also like a lot of Infighters set up jabs, Like Holyfields and Tyson both put it to good usei n that way.

Than theres always great right jabs....Winky, Pernell instantly come to mind, and even Hagler when he was using it. (Antuofermo)
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Old 09-09-2007, 07:37 PM   #4
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Maybe not the best of all time, but Pinklon Thomas had a great jab when he put it to use. He dominated Weaver with it but then seemed to neglect it for a few rounds, untill he ended things with a beautiful one-punch KO.

Lewis was a bit similar to Thomas, he had a great, fast reachy jab but didn't always use it as much.


Gene Tunney carried a very fast left which he seemed to be able to throw very well while moving and being mobile. Especially in the Dempsey fights.
Lewis' problem was he pawed with the jab, thus not consistent with it. Thats the difference between his jab and some like Holmes'.

Liston and Foreman are noted by many for having great jabs. But not in my opinion. Both had hard jolting jabs, the kind which would send an oppoent back a few steps, but they were not delivered with blinding speed. Another factor I take into consideration, being busy with the jab as well. Thats why Holmes and Ali are way ahead of others like Liston and Foreman.

Having a very good is one thing, delivering it on a regular basis is another.

De La Hoya has a brilliant jab, but never throws it enough.
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Old 09-09-2007, 09:54 PM   #6
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Im not really asking who uded the jab effectivley. Im talking about a fast hard snapping jab that made you think real hard about letting your hands go.
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Old 09-10-2007, 03:57 AM   #8
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Who are the best left jabber's of all time?
I'll start with
Holmes
Quartey
Liston
Louis
Tommy Loughran
Jim Driscoll
WilliePep
Joe Louis
Larry Holmes
SonnyListon
Muhammad Ali
Ray Robinson
Miguel Canto
Niccolino Loche
Billy Conn
Joey Maxim
JImCorbett
Bob Foster
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Old 09-10-2007, 05:04 AM   #9
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I would say Larry Holmes had the best jab I have ever seen. He was very accurate with it and would snap it out with real ferocity. Most boxers merely use the jab as a way to set up other punches or to fend off or keep distance between their opponent. Holmes employed his jab as a very effective offensive weapon that would really hurt opponents, tenderise them nicely and cut them up. His jab was truly vicious, the best I've seen.

Bob Foster, Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston deserve honorable mentions.
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Old 09-10-2007, 07:27 AM   #10
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Im not really asking who uded the jab effectivley. Im talking about a fast hard snapping jab that made you think real hard about letting your hands go.
All about having one of the left best jabs is using it effectively.
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Old 09-10-2007, 08:24 AM   #11
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Holmes
Liston
Ali
Lewis
Louis
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Old 09-10-2007, 08:58 AM   #12
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Hearns

Whitaker

Holmes

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Old 09-10-2007, 09:03 AM   #13
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Because I've viewed their footage so recently, Pastrano and Archer come to mind right away.

Melvin Paul was a challenging opponent for Hector Camacho stylistically. Maintaining intense concentration, Camacho pistoned out singular jabs, and won a lopsided decision in a tedious affair where no opening up took place.

Arguello's jab was a hurtful, cutting instrument of surgical precision. As short as Vilomar Fernadez was for a lightweight, his arms were proportionally shorter still, yet his jab was always an effective and useful tool for deployment.

Jim Watt was slower than most lightweights, yet he was the best in the division for a time, largely on the strength of his southpaw jab.

Robinson was reported to score knockdowns with his jab to the solar plexus.
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Old 09-10-2007, 09:09 AM   #14
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Ali
Hearns
Holmes
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Carl " The Truth" Williams had a pretty good left jab, but little else.
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