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Old 10-13-2007, 12:59 AM   #16
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Default Re: Is there a style that gravitates you towards a fighter?

Pressure fighters and smart/versatile boxers, boxer/punchers
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Old 10-13-2007, 02:15 AM   #17
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Swarmers!

I love Frazier, Marciano, Dempsey etc... Even Tyson if he wouldn't have messed everything up for himself.
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Old 10-13-2007, 07:16 AM   #18
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Dont get me wrong I appreciate all styles.

Swarmers to me are obviously my favorite.

But watching Larry Holmes or Muhammad Ali pick apart ****ey 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.
Actually i'd class Tyson as a puncher, not a swarmer. Obviously he has more 'swarmer' in him than Louis, but still.
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Old 10-13-2007, 09:51 AM   #19
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Default Re: Is there a style that gravitates you towards a fighter?

Not really, but do just "happen" to like a lot of boxer-punchers. Thomas Hearns, Edwin Rosario, SRR, SRL, Alexis Arguello, Wilfredo Gomez, Jeff Chandler, Michael Spinks. Oh, and how could i forget Super Greg Page.
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Old 10-13-2007, 01:15 PM   #20
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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.
Not a fan of continous survival clinching/kill the action clinching. Clinching like Hatton or Hopkins I can appreciate.
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Old 10-13-2007, 01:19 PM   #21
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Default Re: Is there a style that gravitates you towards a fighter?

Most of the boxers I like are boxer-punchers (Louis, Wlad, Lewis) but I've also supported punchers (Bruno) swarmers (Hatton) and boxers (Wright).

Generally I find that style match-ups are what interests me the most. A boxer-puncher vs a boxer (eg. Mosley-Wright) is a good match-up in my opinion; a swarmer vs a puncher often sees some fireworks (eg. Benn-McClellan); the classic puncher vs boxer is good as well (eg. Foreman-Young).
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