Best lead right-

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  1. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Stud Pony Full Member

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    My vote is on Jones. till his athleticism declined it was a very lethal unorthodox move. Though as we saw it is a very youthful move so speak needing young mans speed and an old mans timing. Sung Kil Moon was a fighter who used an outreached right hand a ton to lead and If he hadn't had a diamond chin and sand bag fists I think he would have had a losing record lol. In his fight with Bueno the wear had shown and he was countered nearly every single time he threw it.
     
  2. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Chavez Sr had a good lead right hand with no wind up.
     
  3. Colonel Sanders

    Colonel Sanders Classic discussion : small vs big, old vs modern Full Member

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    I'd put Floyd above Jones in that department.
     
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  5. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Stud Pony Full Member

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    Very good choice.
     
  6. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Hopkins mastered throwing it from out of range, dipping in with the head and holding. It was effective.
     
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  7. Colonel Sanders

    Colonel Sanders Classic discussion : small vs big, old vs modern Full Member

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    I like that Floyd often stayed in the pocket after landing his lead instead of exiting to the side like Jones usually did.
     
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  8. Indefatigable

    Indefatigable Active Member Full Member

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    Harry Greb's combination starter 10 times out of 12.
     
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  9. mark ant

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    GGG set up combos using his straight right:
     
  10. ecto55

    ecto55 דמוקרטיזציה של השממות האיסלאמיות כעת banned Full Member

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    If true that's a very interesting tidbit, and unexpected too....I'd imagine Greb would be doing different things to allow that kind of indulgence.

    Not much more dispiriting that having some joker bopping you with right hand leads and not know how he's managing to do it....as Hopkins got into his final third of his career and really started getting uber-smart you can see him make use of the right hand leads as a psychological weapon as much as a tactical one.

    Yep, Hopkins would be my pick to show a youngster how its done...he had a few variations but one come from an ever slight body drop to lurch some body-weight forward and then he'd throw his right lead quick off from his shoulder. Very little telegraphing...the billy goat follow-up headbutt is optional.
     
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    Showstopper97 The Icon Full Member

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  12. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Absolutely! His use of lead right hands against Tarver was a masterclass. Tarver had no answer.
     
  13. TipNom

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    Bronze Tiger Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Johnny Tapia could throw 3 right hands in a row
     
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  15. HolDat

    HolDat Active Member Full Member

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