Best defensive fighter in history while in the pocket?

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  1. Maidanas Gun Tattoo

    Maidanas Gun Tattoo Member Full Member

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    Pernell. Mayweathers best defense was keeping distance not being in the pocket. Whitaker could stand right in front of his opponent and make him miss. Dude was like Neo.
     
  2. JabCross727

    JabCross727 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Ali before the rope-a-dope, Pernell Whitaker, Roy Jones, Jr. in his prime, Pretty Boy Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
     
  3. Alo2006

    Alo2006 R.I.P Sean Taylor Full Member

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    U have no point. I can name a bunch of fights, but i gave names to a few a remember off the top. Plus the names i name where top champs at the time he fought them @ 140.
     
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  4. Alo2006

    Alo2006 R.I.P Sean Taylor Full Member

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    False, Mayweather defense was made to counter punch while being in the pocket and not getting hit cleanly, not for distance.
     
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  5. dealt_with

    dealt_with Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    You know video exists right? We can all see what Floyd does, apart from you for some reason.
     
  6. Maidanas Gun Tattoo

    Maidanas Gun Tattoo Member Full Member

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    His defense may have been made for that but what he actually does is keep a safe distance and move in to punch.
     
  7. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Can't believe people have forgotten about George Benton, who was Pernell Whitaker's trainer. Very skilled defensive fighter up close without needing to use his legs to avoid punches.
     
  8. Alo2006

    Alo2006 R.I.P Sean Taylor Full Member

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    Well maybe u should look at some. Very clear for u to see.
     
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  9. Alo2006

    Alo2006 R.I.P Sean Taylor Full Member

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    Listen to what u just said. If he's at a safe distance, why would he be in a defensive stance? He's in his defensive stance when he's in the pocket and his opponent is in range to land a punch. So the shoulder then comes into play.
     
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  10. dealt_with

    dealt_with Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    See, this is what I mean when I say that you don’t know anything about boxing.
    There are many reasons for doing that. Primarily to invite an attack for a counter punch. In boxing a defensive stance triggers a desire in your opponent to attack. It would be easy for you to point to a fight where Floyd stands in the pocket and combines offence with defence. That fight doesn’t exist. There were moments in the Canelo fight against a sluggish opponent, beyond that it’s not Floyd’s style. He was not an inside fighter, he was safety first all the way.
     
  11. Alo2006

    Alo2006 R.I.P Sean Taylor Full Member

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    I rest my case. U continue to show u don't know what u talking about man. Mayweather was safety first all the way in the Canelo fight? Yeah ok lol. Good day to u sir!
     
  12. dealt_with

    dealt_with Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Attack a straw man and disappear, just what I would expect someone of your intellect to do.
     
  13. Maidanas Gun Tattoo

    Maidanas Gun Tattoo Member Full Member

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    Looks like you defending something made up. I have no idea what you are saying or trying to imply. But then again, Im not the smartest man in the world. Please bear with me. Do you think I should watch the first Castillo fight to see where Floyd does not use his feet for defense? I mean the guy is praised for his ability to stick and move to go along with his lateral movement.
     
  14. Pimp C

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    It's amazing how many people don't understand this.
     
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  15. Alo2006

    Alo2006 R.I.P Sean Taylor Full Member

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    U don't have to be smart, but if u think it's made up, then u just don't have the knowledge of this matter. Mayweather has many other ways he uses defense. The shoulder role is the main one. He also uses a high guard defense as well, but i guess that's made up too lol. If u don't know, then u don't know. Just don't speak on what u don't know, or what ur not aware of. Just listen and learn.
     
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