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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    Why not answer my question? If Floyd was an in the pocket fighter, surely the first Castillo fight would show his mastery of it, no?
     
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  2. Alo2006

    Alo2006 R.I.P Sean Taylor Full Member

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    Pimp C, this **** boggles me. It's not hard to see at all, but i guess that's how u see who's a casual fan of boxing versus a true boxing fan lol
     
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  3. Alo2006

    Alo2006 R.I.P Sean Taylor Full Member

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    First off, u need to read what i said first. I never said he was a pocket fighter. Do u even know what the topic of this post is?
     
  4. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I urge people to watch some Marlon Starling fights if they're looking for great defensive pocket fighters. Starling was a great counter puncher and in-fighter when he was on serious mode. I only wish there was still videos of Starling against Mayweather Sr. where he displayed excellent defensive inside fighting.
     
  5. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

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    And yes, Floyd Mayweather Jr. IS definitely a great in-fighter defensively. I'm not sure why people don't see that. Watch his fight against Ndou.
     
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    sjp17 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    This is easy James Toney all day, not even a contest , best Chin also !
     
  7. Alo2006

    Alo2006 R.I.P Sean Taylor Full Member

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    I don't either Flo_Raiden! smh
     
  8. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Here's another example. Benton was a master up close.
     
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  9. Maidanas Gun Tattoo

    Maidanas Gun Tattoo Member Full Member

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    The topic at hand.
    Best defensive fighter in history while in the pocket?
     
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  10. Alo2006

    Alo2006 R.I.P Sean Taylor Full Member

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    Exactly, best defensive fighter while in pocket. It didn't say who's the best pocket fighter. This is about defense, and Mayweather is one of the best defensive pocket fighters to fight.
     
  11. Maidanas Gun Tattoo

    Maidanas Gun Tattoo Member Full Member

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    Can you please expand more on the Castillo fight? Surely with such a swarming opponent the in the pocket defense would be useful, no?
     
  12. Enigmadanks

    Enigmadanks Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Floyd, Whitaker and Locche for me. Whitaker looked like he was in the matrix at times.

    Inside and out I'd say Floyd by a mile though. He wasn't as flashy with his footwork as Pernell but Mayweather made a lot of great fighters look like amateurs with his defensive ability.
     
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  13. Alo2006

    Alo2006 R.I.P Sean Taylor Full Member

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    What is there to explain? Mayweather was slowed down in that fight after fracturing his hand. So he fought most of that fight with one hand. Plus we are talking Mayweather. Mayweather never fights all his fight the same. He does what works for that opponent because style makes fights. That's been the reason most opponents could never figure out how to fight or prepare for Mayweather.
     
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  14. 3rdegree

    3rdegree Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Floyd utilizes distance in most of his fights. When he stands his ground it's typically with his back against the ropes, and that gives him the ability to lean back and rebound forward to clinch.
     


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