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Old 10-12-2007, 02:48 PM   #1
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Default Is there a style that gravitates you towards a fighter?

I'm a big fan of swarmers with the bob and weave/pee-a-boo defense therefore I tend to like:

Mike Tyson
Tommy Morrison
Floyd Patterson
Jose Torres
Joe Frazier
Jack Dempsey
Rocky Marciano

Is there a style that gravitates you towards liking certain fighter?
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Old 10-12-2007, 02:51 PM   #2
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I'm a big fan of swarmers with the bob and weave/pee-a-boo defense therefore I tend to like:

Mike Tyson
Tommy Morrison
Floyd Patterson
Jose Torres
Joe Frazier
Jack Dempsey
Rocky Marciano

Is there a style that gravitates you towards liking certain fighter?
I like the classic fast, boxing style, with a great jab, and fast feet.

Muhammad Ali
Sugar Ray Leonard
Jersey Joe Walcott
etc.
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Old 10-12-2007, 02:58 PM   #3
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Default Re: Is there a style that gravitates you towards a fighter?

I love boxers that employ the "hit and not be hit" technique. Some people call that boring, but I love it. Some call these boxers "runners" but I don't see it.
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Old 10-12-2007, 03:08 PM   #4
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I can appreciate all styles. Hatton or Floyd, Leonard or Duran, Ali or Frazier, Hearns or Hagler etc
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Old 10-12-2007, 05:33 PM   #5
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Ive always liked boxers who keep their jab in your face like Holmes, Ali, Sweet Pea etc. But Ive also always liked hard hitting sluggers like Marciano, Shavers, and Foreman (prime).
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Old 10-12-2007, 05:45 PM   #6
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I can appreciate all styles. Hatton or Floyd, Leonard or Duran, Ali or Frazier, Hearns or Hagler etc
I can appreciate all types of styles, and skills. What I donít like are fighters who clinch their way to victory, foul, and have a stink emí risk adverse style in victory.
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Old 10-12-2007, 05:47 PM   #7
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Southpaw, Headmovement, Handspeed, or Infighters. Will and Heart, not a style but it had to be thrown in there.. Also, hardwork in the gym..(I.E. Marvin Hagler) Dedication.. Thats about it, but of course there are others i like, but if someone has a few of these its instant for me to like them usually..

My top 5 favorites..

Sugar Shane Mosley
Pernell Whitaker
Marvin Hagler
Mike Tyson
Joe Frazier

Only 2 Southpaws there, but it usually helps me go towards a fighter, just only 2 in my top 5.. Also, im pretty sure Iron Mike was converted
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Old 10-12-2007, 05:48 PM   #8
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Gotta love punchers obviously. There are a lot of exciting boxers too as long as they're boxer-punchers and not runners..

As long as the styles make an exciting or interesting fight I'm down.

I hate watching fighters who hit, hold, repeat. It might be an effective strategy, but it's boring.
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Old 10-12-2007, 06:29 PM   #9
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Ive never been a massive fan of come forward aggressors. Tyson, Trinidad, Frazier, Tszyu, Marciano, etc.

However, Duran is an exception. His pressure was educated and intelligent, and his defense was rather exceptional as his career progressed, towards the late 70's and beyond. Pretty versatile in many ways, and his strategy/style against Hagler wasn't the type we come to associate with him when he first comes to mind.

Hearns, De La Hoya, Whitaker, Curry, Lewis, Marquez, Robinson, Holmes, Sanchez, Hopkins, Hagler, etc. Those are the styles I'm more inclined to having a taste for.

I basically like boxers over brawlers, and like fighters who are pretty adaptable.
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Old 10-12-2007, 06:33 PM   #10
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I love boxers that employ the "hit and not be hit" technique. Some people call that boring, but I love it. Some call these boxers "runners" but I don't see it.
So do I. However, all fighters who employ defensive techniques are not in fact runners. Wilfred Benitez was an example. He stayed planted alot, but his defense was generated by his "radar", meaning his amazing upper body reflexes and counterpunching ability. He really didn't depend on his legs or footwork that much at all. The brilliant Harold Johnson was another. I'm also enamored of guys who had styles that depended on cleverness and defense who were great strategists, like my favorite fighter, Carlos Monzon. Monzon had power, but was the thinking man's fighter if there ever was one. His career acomplishments speak for themselves.

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Old 10-12-2007, 06:43 PM   #11
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Gotta love the swarmers.
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Old 10-12-2007, 07:54 PM   #12
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Joe Louis could do it all, he was a punching machine,Dempsey a stalking Tiger,Killer....Marciano a Rythym Breaker Who hurt you with odd punches in odd places...Willie Pep was a master Boxer..classic...Benny Leonard..boxing/puncher/smart......Lamotta..a SwarmingBull with a JAW...Zale relentless and exciting...Graziano/Barkley/Gatti/Sadd Mahamid..Kamikazzi/brawlers....SRR/SRL boxers with speed and power.....Kelly Pavlik...tough,nice kid with heart and a punch and stamina....Vlad Klitschko...Offence behind the jab but vulnerable/excting...Vitali..exciting...Walcott, smart/pinpoint puncher and shuffling boxer...Got to love them all
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Old 10-12-2007, 07:59 PM   #13
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I like every kind of fighter, a pure boxer-mover like Whitaker can be better to watch than a simple, one-dimensional puncher, boxer-punchers like Duran are anyhow great to watch, exactly like a brawler like Frazier...
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Old 10-12-2007, 11:16 PM   #14
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Default Re: Is there a style that gravitates you towards a fighter?

Dont get me wrong I appreciate all styles.

Swarmers to me are obviously my favorite.

But watching Larry Holmes or Muhammad Ali pick apart Cooney and Folley makes me smile at thier ability. Or watching Mayweather dismantle Arturo Gatti or Diego Corrales (RIP) is just talent.

I generally like swarmers and punchers will always draw my attention but slick boxers are just so interesting to watch especially when they are on top of thier game.

Truthfully there are two fighters in history that at thier best I am in absolute awe of when they perform at their best.




Joe Louis and Mike Tyson.


Oddly enough Louis is not a swarmer but he's the exception.
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Old 10-12-2007, 11:39 PM   #15
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as long as the fighters are busy and punch hard enough to do damage I'm happy. the only style I hate is guys who jab and backpedal like no tomorrow. cory spinks, floyd in certain fights, I hate that stuff.
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