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Old 03-17-2013, 06:30 AM   #1
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Good win for Timmie I guess. Although the guy he went life and death with resume is hardly impressive.

What I noticed about bradley is that he throws a lot of punches which are in fact slapping punches rather than crisp accurate blows. For years Calzaghe got criticised for doing the exact same thing. This is a weakness on bradley part because a smart boxer will counter him when he does these volume punches. Someone like matthyse will take a slap in order to connect a crisp hard punch.

Bradley needs to be careful of slapping when the heat gets turned up on his ass.

Get well soon Timmie

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Old 03-17-2013, 06:42 AM   #2
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Good win for Timmie I guess. Although the guy he went life and death with resume is hardly impressive.

What I noticed about bradley is that he throws a lot of punches which are in fact slapping punches rather than crisp accurate blows. For years Calzaghe got criticised for doing the exact same thing. This is a weakness on bradley part because a smart boxer will counter him when he does these volume punches. Someone like matthyse will take a slap in order to connect a crisp hard punch.

Bradley needs to be careful of slapping when the heat gets turned up on his ass.

Get well soon Timmie

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Have you seen a calslappy fight . . . no one slaps like calslappy
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:55 AM   #3
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Have you seen a calslappy fight . . . no one slaps like calslappy


Of course I have hence why I named it the calzaghe syndrome.

No hate on Timmie just an observation. It's becoming more noticeable at his fights at WW.
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:01 AM   #4
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Of course I have hence why I named it the calzaghe syndrome.

No hate on Timmie just an observation. It's becoming more noticeable at his fights at WW.

I think he got sloppy when he was hurt but otherwise boxing quite well, he was going some nice body work . . . turning over on his punches. when he was hurt he was throwing his hands instinctively. I do not think people were giving him enough credit he had his guy hurt on more than one occasion (and that means a lot for a guy with no real punching power).
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:06 AM   #5
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he doesnt slap he just doesnt have any punching power.
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:42 AM   #6
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Default Re: Bradley has the Calzaghe syndrome

It's funny because, besides from the obvious comparisons of Holyfield, I see some similar traits in Bradley as I do Calzaghe (not necessarily style).

-Conditioning

-Workrate (although Tim doesn't throw 100 punches/round as frequently, he uses it to smother his opponent nonetheless)

-Recovery/Heart: Both guys could be floored because of a willingness to trade, but they recover from knockdowns and huge punches unusually quickly (last night notwithstanding). Both have a will to win that sets them apart.

-Functional power
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:47 AM   #7
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:30 PM   #8
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Calzaghe Syndrome? Nah dude, Joe was a way better boxer than Deseret Storm.
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:36 PM   #9
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Who the **** has Matthysse beat to deserve this praise? He was scared shitless to go to 147 for Maidana fight, he knows what he is.
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:05 PM   #10
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Calzaghe Syndrome? Nah dude, Joe was a way better boxer than Deseret Storm.
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but will never be remembered as well as he should have been
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:07 PM   #11
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Default Re: Bradley has the Calzaghe syndrome

Bradley said he was working on technique, and that went out the window. His jab and body shots are crisp, but his hooks are total slaps with no power on them.
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:11 PM   #12
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he doesnt slap he just doesnt have any punching power.
I agree, he doesn't have any serious power at 147.
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:25 PM   #13
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Default Re: Bradley has the Calzaghe syndrome

I've been saying this...

Matthysse's a slapper too, btw... Watch the Alexander fight
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:04 PM   #14
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Slapping punches can be very powerful/effective. Last night they were effective.
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:07 PM   #15
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I disagree that he slaps. I thought round 7-10 Bradley was quite dominant with real hard shots. The only times I thought he was slapping at all the whole fight would have been in the exchanges where he was heavily stunned and being an idiot throwing back.
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