boxing

Forum Home Boxing Forum European British Classic MMA Training
Go Back   Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > General Boxing Forum


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-18-2012, 04:15 PM   #1
Slyk
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 2,899
vCash: 5536
Default What's with Puerto Rican fighters and left hooks?

Why is this almost always the best weapon of notable PR fighters?
Slyk is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2012, 04:54 PM   #2
salsanchezfan
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Auburn, WA
Posts: 4,557
vCash: 1000
Default Re: What's with Puerto Rican fighters and left hooks?

The left hook is most synonimous with Mexicans, not Puerto Ricans.

With Ortiz, it was any number of things. The hook doesn't stand out. Benitez had his defense. His jab and lead right were his most effective shots, I'd say.

Gomez, the best of them all, had an array of punches that were all as good as each other. Nothing really stands out there, either. Only Cotto and Trinidad are known primarily for their hooks.

However, the Mexicans.......Zarate, Cuevas, Chavez, Pintor, Olivares certainly.....Zamora was another......all of them were known for their hooks.
salsanchezfan is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2012, 06:00 PM   #3
Slyk
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 2,899
vCash: 5536
Default Re: What's with Puerto Rican fighters and left hooks?

Tito...left hook.

Cotto...left hook.

Now Garcia...left hook.

There is a pattern.
Slyk is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links


Old 12-18-2012, 06:02 PM   #4
DirtyDan
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,692
vCash: 117
Default Re: What's with Puerto Rican fighters and left hooks?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Slyk View Post
Tito...left hook.

Cotto...left hook.

Now Garcia...left hook.

There is a pattern.
Garcia is American, born and raised in Philly.
DirtyDan is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2012, 06:41 PM   #5
JCP
Journeyman
ESB Jr Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 246
vCash: 1000
Default Re: What's with Puerto Rican fighters and left hooks?

Quote:
Originally Posted by DirtyDan View Post
Garcia is American, born and raised in Philly.
100% puerto rican genes and blood though
JCP is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2012, 07:10 PM   #6
salsanchezfan
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Auburn, WA
Posts: 4,557
vCash: 1000
Default Re: What's with Puerto Rican fighters and left hooks?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Slyk View Post
Tito...left hook.

Cotto...left hook.

Now Garcia...left hook.

There is a pattern.

So THREE Puerto Ricans have good left hooks.........well then it must be a conspiracy.
salsanchezfan is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2012, 08:09 PM   #7
Slyk
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 2,899
vCash: 5536
Default Re: What's with Puerto Rican fighters and left hooks?

Quote:
Originally Posted by salsanchezfan View Post
So THREE Puerto Ricans have good left hooks.........well then it must be a conspiracy.
The last 3 prominent PR's have had a left hook as really their only devastating weapon.

Calm down about Mexicans man.
Slyk is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2012, 09:00 PM   #8
salsanchezfan
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Auburn, WA
Posts: 4,557
vCash: 1000
Default Re: What's with Puerto Rican fighters and left hooks?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Slyk View Post
The last 3 prominent PR's have had a left hook as really their only devastating weapon.

Calm down about Mexicans man.

It's fine dude, I don't give a damn one way or the other. I was just putting out there that it's Mexicans that are traditionally known for that. I don't care if you want to claim that for Puerto Ricans. Feel free.
salsanchezfan is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2012, 09:02 PM   #9
thewoo
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 3,888
vCash: 950
Default Re: What's with Puerto Rican fighters and left hooks?

Usually when there is a successful fighter from a particular region a crop of fighters with similar trends will emerge. Tito started the trend. Juanma lopez also had a very good left hook.
thewoo is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2012, 09:52 PM   #10
HIGHCOLLIDE
Contender
ESB Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: MIAMI,FL
Posts: 876
vCash: 500
Default Re: What's with Puerto Rican fighters and left hooks?

Quote:
Originally Posted by salsanchezfan View Post
the left hook is most synonimous with mexicans, not puerto ricans.

With ortiz, it was any number of things. The hook doesn't stand out. Benitez had his defense. His jab and lead right were his most effective shots, i'd say.

Gomez, the best of them all, had an array of punches that were all as good as each other. Nothing really stands out there, either. Only cotto and trinidad are known primarily for their hooks.

However, the mexicans.......zarate, cuevas, chavez, pintor, olivares certainly.....zamora was another......all of them were known for their hooks.
u are mexican so u are bias therefor youre opinion is not valid.

On that note,,u are ****ing crazy bro,..
The left hook is more to puerto ricans then mexicans..

Mexicans are known for great chins and block heads that can absorb punishment.


There has been so many mexicans that u could say they own everypunch from the jab and etc...
But ricans are known for the left hook,..not mexicans..fact.
HIGHCOLLIDE is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2012, 10:17 PM   #11
salsanchezfan
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Auburn, WA
Posts: 4,557
vCash: 1000
Default Re: What's with Puerto Rican fighters and left hooks?

Quote:
Originally Posted by HIGHCOLLIDE View Post
u are mexican so u are bias therefor youre opinion is not valid.

On that note,,u are ****ing crazy bro,..
The left hook is more to puerto ricans then mexicans..

Mexicans are known for great chins and block heads that can absorb punishment.


There has been so many mexicans that u could say they own everypunch from the jab and etc...
But ricans are known for the left hook,..not mexicans..fact.

I'm of Finnish descent actually, you ****ing re****.

Gotta love the General Forum.
salsanchezfan is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2012, 10:29 PM   #12
HIGHCOLLIDE
Contender
ESB Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: MIAMI,FL
Posts: 876
vCash: 500
Default Re: What's with Puerto Rican fighters and left hooks?

Quote:
Originally Posted by salsanchezfan View Post
I'm of Finnish descent actually, you ****ing re****.

Gotta love the General Forum.
BIITTTCCCHHHHH....

then wat the **** u talking bout,,u dont know **** bout boxing


kick rocks kid,..before i school u again.
HIGHCOLLIDE is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2012, 10:37 PM   #13
salsanchezfan
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Auburn, WA
Posts: 4,557
vCash: 1000
Default Re: What's with Puerto Rican fighters and left hooks?

Quote:
Originally Posted by HIGHCOLLIDE View Post
BIITTTCCCHHHHH....

then wat the **** u talking bout,,u dont know **** bout boxing


kick rocks kid,..before i school u again.

Son, when you know half of what I do about it, I'll let you know.
salsanchezfan is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2012, 10:43 PM   #14
Garrus
Big Boss 1935-2014
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: A Hero Forever Loyal To The Flames Of War, Rests in Outer Heaven
Posts: 2,441
vCash: 157
Default Re: What's with Puerto Rican fighters and left hooks?

Garrus is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2012, 10:55 PM   #15
Blackness
Danny Garcia Beat You...
ESB Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,403
vCash: 500
Default Re: What's with Puerto Rican fighters and left hooks?

Quote:
Originally Posted by DirtyDan View Post
Garcia is American, born and raised in Philly.
LOL... Garcia is as Puerto Rican as any PR fighter. His Parents are Rican. That is how this game is played. That's like saying Ortiz is American...He is as "mexican" as it gets.
Blackness is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Reply

Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > General Boxing Forum

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:01 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Boxing News 24 Forum 2015