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Old 02-03-2013, 09:53 AM   #46
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You shouldn't, you should take from arious fighters but work to your own personal strengths
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:27 AM   #47
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Interesting stuff on Willy! I worked for years on some of his moves, and it drove me nuts not to be able to duplicate them the way he did. I can see why Burt says along with Robinson he was the best he ever saw.
Don't lose heart, T. You'd have to've been part magician/part water bug to do what Willie did. If it's any consolation, when Willie was asked how he did it, he had no answer. He didn't even understand the question. It was all instinct -- like a great open field runner.
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:42 PM   #48
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Don't lose heart, T. You'd have to've been part magician/part water bug to do what Willie did. If it's any consolation, when Willie was asked how he did it, he had no answer. He didn't even understand the question. It was all instinct -- like a great open field runner.
Yeah, Willie was in the category of "extremely gifted". You just don't take off in a career of boxing by "being like Willie Pep", you either had or you didn't.
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:41 PM   #49
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I could also pull off Danny Lopez, I think. I have the big right hand, I take a good punch, and I excel in the give and take exchanges. I'm also always right there to be hit, but can block somewhat well.

The main difference is I think comparatively, my jab is better and I also have never been dropped. Sometimes it seemed as if Lopez did start fighting until he was dropped.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:50 PM   #50
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I would definitely use peek-a-boo with bob and weave movement like Mike Tyson. However, I don't think I would swarm too much unless I realized that I was a poor out boxer. I would kinda be like Ike Quartey who uses peek-a-boo defense but sticks to the jab.
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Bernard Hopkins

I found myself not jabbing as much as I liked even though it's my favorite punch.

It always makes me happy to see him use his incredible footwork to evade and make younger fighters look foolish.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:28 PM   #52
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How in the hell did you throw all of those together?
I would work on aspects of one for weeks, then change to another, and so on. Then I would put these all together in workouts. I spent a year combining Patterson and Dempseys strengths and the style worked well but I didn't have the punch they had to really carry it over.
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Tony Zale might be a good one
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