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Old 07-13-2007, 06:58 AM   #16
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Default Re: Who has/had the best jab of this generation?

Mikkel Kessler. All-time top 5 jab.
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Old 07-13-2007, 07:05 AM   #17
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Lennox Lewis. He pawed it occasionally, but when he was on song it was as good as Holmes'. Watch the Tua fight, best use of a jab, apart from maybe Wright, that I've seen over the past 10-15 years. In fact, that's what makes the Vitali win so impressive - just about the only time Lewis abandoned that jab.

Honestly, Wlad's jab up there with LL's? Maybe one day, but sure as hell not yet.
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Old 07-13-2007, 08:06 AM   #18
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Quite a few come to mind

Ike Quartey
Winky Wright
Wladimir Klitschko
Marco Antonio Barrera
Lennox Lewis
Oscar De La Hoya
Mikkel Kessler
Rafael Marquez
Good list! Kessler, Winky and Wlad all have laser-jabs.
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Old 07-13-2007, 09:40 AM   #19
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Lennox Lewis. He pawed it occasionally, but when he was on song it was as good as Holmes'. Watch the Tua fight, best use of a jab, apart from maybe Wright, that I've seen over the past 10-15 years. In fact, that's what makes the Vitali win so impressive - just about the only time Lewis abandoned that jab.

Honestly, Wlad's jab up there with LL's? Maybe one day, but sure as hell not yet.
ah, this modern mythology again

Wlad's jab is faster than Lewis' and it's just as accurate and carries the same amount of power. Why would'nt it be up there with LL's?
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Old 07-16-2007, 05:37 AM   #20
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Lennox Lewis. He pawed it occasionally, but when he was on song it was as good as Holmes'. Watch the Tua fight, best use of a jab, apart from maybe Wright, that I've seen over the past 10-15 years. In fact, that's what makes the Vitali win so impressive - just about the only time Lewis abandoned that jab.

Honestly, Wlad's jab up there with LL's? Maybe one day, but sure as hell not yet.
Yeah.. coz Lewis is retired and Wladimir isn't..

*yawn*
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Old 07-16-2007, 05:42 AM   #21
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I was a big Lewis fan, and Wlad has a better jab. That doesn't make him a better fighter, IMO, but looking just at the jabs Wlad's is better. I think Quartey's is better, mainly because he took it beyond the typical usage. The jab was his power punch.
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Old 07-16-2007, 05:45 AM   #22
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Agree, Quartey's jabs are excellent.
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Old 07-16-2007, 05:57 AM   #23
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The two best right now are Kessler and Winky. Wlad right behind, but his jab is a little too slow and too often he does not use it effectively. In the fight before the Brewster fight he could have dominated every second of the fight if he had used his jab more and had a little more snap in it. The guy (too lazy to look for his name) did not have a prayer and only Wlad being a lazy bum () allowed him to even win a few rounds. In the 5th round Wlad showed what happens when he applied his jab better.

Winky's jab is also not flawless as we saw against Soliman and Soliman is good but no world beater.

I would go with Kessler's jab in current boxing.
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Old 07-16-2007, 06:29 AM   #24
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I would go with Kessler's jab in current boxing.
You're insanely biased at times mate. Just because he is so reliant on his jab, doesn't make it the best. Calzaghe's is a vastly superior superior weapon, he is just better all round so doesn't need to rely on it.
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Old 07-16-2007, 06:52 AM   #25
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You're insanely biased at times mate. Just because he is so reliant on his jab, doesn't make it the best. Calzaghe's is a vastly superior superior weapon, he is just better all round so doesn't need to rely on it.
LOL.. China...

He relies on the jab because it is so good. If it was not as good as it is, he could not rely on it so much. Pretty simple really. Let's hope Calzaghe thinks like you and goes for a jabbing contest with Kessler.
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Old 07-16-2007, 06:53 AM   #26
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quartey for me, and i kinda like wlad's hammer like jab too.
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Old 07-16-2007, 07:01 AM   #27
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Someone should make a video showcasing a minute of Kessler jabbing next to a minute of wlad jabbing. Then I am pretty sure there would be little discussion.

Just for the record... ( ) I think Calzaghe has a lot of things on Kessler, but Kessler has a vastly better jab. Calzaghe's is not bad, but they are still levels apart in terms of jabs.
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Old 07-16-2007, 07:39 AM   #28
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Let's hope Calzaghe thinks like you and goes for a jabbing contest with Kessler.
I can't wait to see the Danish fans' hopes dashed as early as round one when they see Calzaghe beating old Mikkel to the jab time and time again.
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Old 07-16-2007, 07:45 AM   #29
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uhhh, china..

Those are fighting words mate
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Wladimir Klitschko
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