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Old 07-08-2012, 02:55 PM   #1
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Default Boxing a sport/game of science, so why are pressure fighters deemed as amazing?

You see guys like Rios, Maidana, Hatton, even Carson Jones using pressure, walking forward with gloves up just swinging their hands hoping that they will get that K.O along the way. Even though there's no intelligence or finesse involved in that style of fighting, people still seem to hold these kind of fighters in high regard, but why?

I understand it's entertaining to see 2 guys throw bombs at each other, hoping for a K.O, but shouldn't the intelligent fighters be praised more? What's the point of this sport being called "sweet science" when you have guys who just want to throw bombs and defend punches with their faces instead of being forced into using intelligent boxing skills.

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Old 07-08-2012, 02:57 PM   #2
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Default Re: Boxing a sport/game of science, so why are pressure fighters deemed as amazing?

Pressure fighting, properly done, is very technical in it's own right.
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:57 PM   #3
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Default Re: Boxing a sport/game of science, so why are pressure fighters deemed as amazing?

Not every pressure fighter is a brawler
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:59 PM   #4
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Default Re: Boxing a sport/game of science, so why are pressure fighters deemed as amazing?

If you don't see the 'science' in what they do, find another sport.
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:00 PM   #5
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Default Re: Boxing a sport/game of science, so why are pressure fighters deemed as amazing?

Watch Julio Cesar Chavez Sr vs Rosario, Haugen, Camacho etc and you will realise what a shit thread this is.

If you still don't realise that after watching these fights, log off and register with eastsidevolleyball.com instead.
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:02 PM   #6
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Default Re: Boxing a sport/game of science, so why are pressure fighters deemed as amazing?

There are intelligent pressure fighters.
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:14 PM   #7
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Default Re: Boxing a sport/game of science, so why are pressure fighters deemed as amazing?

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There are intelligent pressure fighters.

Yes...
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:18 PM   #8
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Default Re: Boxing a sport/game of science, so why are pressure fighters deemed as amazing?

Being shoulder to shoulder with an opponent with limited vision and being able to predict, dodge, time, and land punches accurately is one of the most, if not the most, difficult aspects of boxing. An ugly or rough fight is not necessarily one fought without great skill. If anything, aggressive inside fighting is underrated as crude brawling.

Now behold.

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Old 07-08-2012, 03:19 PM   #9
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Default Re: Boxing a sport/game of science, so why are pressure fighters deemed as amazing?

You should work to understand the sport a bit more.
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:20 PM   #10
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Default Re: Boxing a sport/game of science, so why are pressure fighters deemed as amazing?

There are many different styles and ways of boxing, all of them should be appreciated and accepted.

However I do believe those who portray the 'sweet science' at its best deserve the greater recognition.
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:35 PM   #11
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I love smart agressive fighters that can box and bang...
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:39 PM   #12
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Default Re: Boxing a sport/game of science, so why are pressure fighters deemed as amazing?

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Pressure fighting, properly done, is very technical in it's own right.
dont bother

the man is a dumb ****

he thinks Hatton just put his hands up and swings and every fight is a 50 50

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Old 07-08-2012, 03:46 PM   #13
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There is more than one way to skin a cat.
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Old 07-08-2012, 04:42 PM   #14
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They are. The last time I checked Ray Robinson was deemed to be the GOAT by the masses.
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Old 07-08-2012, 05:19 PM   #15
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Default Re: Boxing a sport/game of science, so why are pressure fighters deemed as amazing?

Where's the science in Rios' fight game? Take the Murray fight, they just stood there hitting each other, there was no skill involved AT ALL!! Hatton was effective sometimes, but soon got sussed out! And Maidana just relies on his power and has no skill. He's been effective because he's got a decent chin and power, but if it wasn't for that, I'm sure he would have been knocked out!
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