Best Lead Hooks outside of HW

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  1. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Member Full Member

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    This is built of the Trinidad comment in McVey's thread but it should be pretty self explanatory
    Best Lead hooks outside of Heavy weight for a mix of speed, Power and structure

    My worthless 2 cents

    1. Kid Gavalin
    2. Sugar Ray Robinson
    3. Tony Zale
    4. Roberto Duran
    5. Julio Cesar Chavez
     
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    surfinghb Active Member Full Member

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  3. George Crowcroft

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    Have you got footage? I'm not overly familiar with his skill set, just his résumé
     
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    SambaKing1993 Don't do it Zachary! Full Member

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  5. George Crowcroft

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    I had Roy Jones, but I took him out for Chavez. They he threw it left him open so I didn't put him, but he could bang
     
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    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    **** Tiger - watch his fight with Henry Hank sometime
     
  7. George Crowcroft

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    Will do, I've never seen footage of him
     
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    Not to much on him that I know of..there's some footage on youtube and some great articles written about him and how he fought .. He was a master at controlling distance. A safety first fighter who was very patient and would wait for openings and often come in with a hook. He really wasn't a combo puncher but he fought of the back foot extremely well and would counter when his opponent was off balance or open. He kept his weight over his right foot, head off center and back with the right side sunk down. This brought up his left shoulder which made his left a formidable weapon. Since his head was the furthest from his opponents right hand, you had to basically get through his left side first. He was hard to catch clean, power in both gloves .. Anyway that's my take on him
     
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    nikrj Active Member Full Member

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    Bob Foster deserves a mention
     
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    Cheers I'll post it if I find any, haNZAgod is a good place to start
     
  11. George Crowcroft

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    That's a good HL
     
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