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Old 06-15-2011, 12:58 AM   #1
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Default Nigel Benn's style

Benn has always been one of my favorite fighters. How would you guys describe his style? Does anyone know of any drills/training or what his routine looked like?

I know he was a tad short for his division, and he fought with a very squared-up style stance. He had great head movement and liked to bob and weave to set up those hooks. He threw more mid-range right hooks than anyone not named Holyfield! He had the perfect nickname, since he basically would walk staight ahead and destroy his opponent. Didnt rely on the jab much either.

I wouldnt call it peek-a-boo. Alot of times he would be contantly moving and ad******g his guard.

I imagine to adopt this style one would have to have a great chin, plenty of power, and good flexibilty and feel getting inside.

What are your thoughts on Nigel's style?
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Old 06-15-2011, 01:10 AM   #2
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It's effin rad.
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Old 06-15-2011, 03:25 AM   #3
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Early Ben and late been were two different fighters entireky
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:22 AM   #4
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Early Ben and late been were two different fighters entireky
yeh i think hes talking about the young explosive powerhouse benn rather than the later defensive counterpunching type benn
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:31 AM   #5
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I liked the later one
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Old 06-15-2011, 01:36 PM   #6
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I've just spent the past few hours trawling Youtube and watching Eubank/Benn/Watson fights and to be honest it's Watson who catches my eye.
Watson was hella good. Should watch the Collins fights while you're at it.
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Old 06-15-2011, 02:07 PM   #7
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sick video

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TVgkCN_1aE[/ame]
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I favor the early Benn for sure.

That's a bad ass video Dish!
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Old 06-16-2011, 04:08 AM   #9
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Benn had a very wide stance for a British boxer. I haven't seen yet another UK boxer with his stance. He was also low to the ground.
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