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Old 06-26-2012, 12:47 PM   #1
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Default Best defensive displays

Tyson vs Biggs is a personal favorite. Biggs was a talented
superheavy who had won a gold medal, and Tyson
made him miss a lot with jabs and powershots. I've
seen a lot of footage of Pernell and Toney, although
my ringside episode of Pernell got deleted. When
it comes to Floyd and Bhop I was impressed by Floyd
vs Marquez, and chico and BHOP vs Pavlik and Dawson even though he
lost. Id love to hear some more examples especially old
school guys like Pep, Locche etc. Ive seen a lot of highlights
for example the only full fight of Benitez Ive seen is against
Sugar ray, and although he got knocked down by a jab while
being off balance, he gave SRL fits. Sorry if this has been
done lately. Also do you guys rate Jack Johnsons defense as
high as I have heard, that he was a master of all aspects including
parrying and dodging? The footage Ive ssen of Johnson was
limited and did not seem as impressive as I would have thought,
however the footage was also weird bdcause it is old. So
favorite displays of defensive fighting.
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Old 06-26-2012, 02:43 PM   #2
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Obviously Willie Pep and Nicolino Locche come to mind.
But what about Roberto Duran vs. Davey Moore? Duran had plenty of good defensive moments in that one. Not a defensive display or masterclass by any means, but his head movement was quite effective.
Against Palomino too.
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Old 06-26-2012, 03:25 PM   #3
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Whitaker vs. Nelson
Whitaker vs. Ramirez
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Old 06-27-2012, 02:06 AM   #4
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Default Re: Best defensive displays

A lot of the impressive defensive displays have actually come when the defensive fighter has lost, maybe owing to the fact that the need to display extreme defense only gets employed when facing a superior offensive force and defense is the only means of survival.

Some examples:

Benitez vs. Hearns
Benitez vs. Leonard
Whitaker vs. DLH
Lora vs. Perez
Zapata vs. Chang I
Zapata vs. Bassa I & II
Alvarez vs. Rosi
Famechon vs. Saldivar
Starling vs. Curry (II in particular)
Wright vs. Simon
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:50 AM   #5
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A lot of the impressive defensive displays have actually come when the defensive fighter has lost, maybe owing to the fact that the need to display extreme defense only gets employed when facing a superior offensive force and defense is the only means of survival.

Some examples:

Benitez vs. Hearns
Benitez vs. Leonard
Whitaker vs. DLH
Lora vs. Perez
Zapata vs. Chang I
Zapata vs. Bassa I & II
Alvarez vs. Rosi
Famechon vs. Saldivar
Starling vs. Curry (II in particular)
Wright vs. Simon
Thanks. Ive seen Benitez vs Leonard. Leonard remarked
in an interview that he never had that much trouble
hitting someone. I have de la hoya whitaker recorded,
Will be wathcing that soon. Ill check out the others.
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:27 PM   #6
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Locche vs Cervantes 1 was probably the best ever I think......with every judge giving all the rounds to Locche.....
Unfortunately I never watched the full fight, not sure if itīs on film, only saw the last round...
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:37 PM   #7
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Wright vs Trinidad, nothing got through all night.
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Old 06-28-2012, 03:25 AM   #8
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Benitez against Hearns of '82 was impressive from a defensive stand point by Wilfred...... Yes, Yes, his offense sucked against Hearns, but that's not the point.....

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Old 06-28-2012, 03:26 AM   #9
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Duran against Hagler and Davey Moore of 1983 was also very good on the behalf of Duran... Duran slipped, ducked and blocked many wicked shots by Hagler and Moore.....

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Old 06-28-2012, 05:56 AM   #10
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Eubank against Michael Watson first fight, for reflex-based
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