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View Poll Results: Camacho the greatest pure boxer of the last 40 years?
Not even in the 10 top best pure boxers of the last 40 years 18 37.50%
He was the greatest runner of the last 40 years 8 16.67%
You would need to be drunk to consider him as #1 9 18.75%
The man couldn't even carry Whitaker's jockstrap 13 27.08%
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Old 05-07-2008, 02:08 PM   #1
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Default Was Hector Camacho the best pure boxer of the last 40 years?

Hector Camacho. Was he the greatest pure boxer of the last 40 years?
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Old 05-07-2008, 02:10 PM   #2
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No.

They can close this thread now.
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Old 05-07-2008, 03:03 PM   #3
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Camacho was NO pernell whitaker. He was also No sugar ray leonard.



* In my own personel opinion though many disagree, I think oscar de la hoya in his prime was a better pure boxer than camacho.
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Old 05-07-2008, 03:11 PM   #4
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Hector Camacho had all of the tools, except one- Heart
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Old 05-07-2008, 04:02 PM   #5
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No not even close

running and pure boxing skills are two different things.

The best pure boxers are still able to perfom well when physical abilities are diminished and they have to rely on skill alone.

runners rely on physical abilities alone.

great pure boxers Ricardo Lopez Pernell Whitaker Bernard Hopkins

great runner : Hector Camacho
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Old 05-07-2008, 04:05 PM   #6
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No not even close

running and pure boxing skills are two different things.

The best pure boxers are still able to perfom well when physical abilities are diminished and they have to rely on skill alone.

runners rely on physical abilities alone.

great pure boxers Ricardo Lopez Pernell Whitaker Bernard Hopkins

great runner : Hector Camacho
More Clincher, than runner. I never seen a fighter hold so much.
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Old 05-07-2008, 04:10 PM   #7
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Too Ottke-esqu.

Im confused by the term 'pure boxers', to me that means skillsfull guys who just cant punch, but i think you have to be both to be the top of this list, Id describe Mayweather, Jones Jr and Leonard as pure boxers and they are just a few id put ahead and shoulders above Camacho.
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Too Ottke-esqu.

Im confused by the term 'pure boxers', to me that means skillsfull guys who just cant punch, but i think you have to be both to be the top of this list, Id describe Mayweather, Jones Jr and Leonard as pure boxers and they are just a few id put ahead and shoulders above Camacho.
How about Whitaker, Arguello & Sanchez? Way better boxers. Hands down.
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Too Ottke-esqu.

Im confused by the term 'pure boxers', to me that means skillsfull guys who just cant punch, but i think you have to be both to be the top of this list, Id describe Mayweather, Jones Jr and Leonard as pure boxers and they are just a few id put ahead and shoulders above Camacho.
Jones Jr a "pure boxer"?

Pure athelete, sure, but not pure boxer.
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Too Ottke-esqu.

Im confused by the term 'pure boxers', to me that means skillsfull guys who just cant punch, but i think you have to be both to be the top of this list, Id describe Mayweather, Jones Jr and Leonard as pure boxers and they are just a few id put ahead and shoulders above Camacho.
Jones JR is not a top pure boxer he relied way to much on his reflexes and performed horribly once he lost his physical advantages,
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Jones JR is not a top pure boxer he relied way to much on his reflexes and performed horribly once he lost his physical advantages,
So a pure boxer is a fighter who doesnt have rely on speed or reflex...thats a lot of what boxing is.

Someone needs to give a breakdown on this term pure boxer means...
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Old 05-07-2008, 04:51 PM   #12
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So a pure boxer is a fighter who doesnt have rely on speed or reflex...thats a lot of what boxing is.

Someone needs to give a breakdown on this term pure boxer means...
speed and reflexes are imprtant but agreat pure boxer can perform well even with average for a boxer reflexes and speed.

Ricardo Lopez is agreat example of a boxer with no great physical advantages winning on learned skill and perfect punch placement.
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Old 05-07-2008, 04:54 PM   #13
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BIG DEE HERE= Your kidding right beause it`s to damn funny. He`s the best track man in boxing though.
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Old 05-07-2008, 05:17 PM   #14
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Alexis Arguello, Sugar Ray Leonard to name a couple better besides Sweet Pea
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Old 05-07-2008, 05:19 PM   #15
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How about Whitaker, Arguello & Sanchez? Way better boxers. Hands down.
Nah, not Arguello, not in a pure boxer sense, not at all. Neither was Sanchez, although he was a fantastic boxer, and better in that sense than Arguello. Camacho was excellent in his prime, or his younger days anyway, as he became a total bitch post-Rosario. Amazing how one punch can turn a fighter's style around so thoroughly.
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