Bizarre, Ugly-Looking Styles

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by cross_trainer, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. cross_trainer

    cross_trainer Bergeron Avatar Club Full Member

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    Orthodox boxing technique is often used to judge fighters, and it's one of the reasons why some old-timers are considered unable to compete against modern opponents. Greb, in particular, looks pretty awful in "sparring" from a modern standpoint.

    But when you look at the film of top fighters, a strange pattern begins to emerge. You see fighters leaning back with their hands down, crossing their feet, throwing bizarre, loopy-looking punches, standing square, and who knows what else. And it all works.

    Clearly, there's more than one way to box. Theoretically, these fighters should be have been clobbered--but they often got away with it.

    This thread is dedicated to documenting the weird, wild, and just plain awful-looking in modern, TOP FLIGHT boxing. Whenever possible, post youtube clips with your observations. Bonus points if you can explain why it worked.




    I'll begin.

    Vitali

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    Hamed

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    Foreman

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    Ali, Naturally

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    Vic Darchinyan (interesting elbow-raising going on around 1:48-50 something)

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    Carlos Maussa

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    Sam Soliman

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  2. Mr Butt

    Mr Butt Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    gary jacobs was a scottish welterweight in the 90`s he was very awkward
     
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  3. Russell

    Russell Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Moon and Valero no doubt. Both swing as wide as a barn door but have surreal power.
     
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  4. KCD

    KCD All aboard. Full Member

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    Calzaghe
     
  5. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    Koichoi Wajima. Shuffling but explosive style from a self-taught crouch
     
  6. GPater11093

    GPater11093 Barry Full Member

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    I agree with all of those you posted CT. I would like to add Wladimir Klitchsko who has quite an awkward style, also Jess Willard was similar to Vitali so he would be a candidate.

    Another i would add who fought Sam Soliman is Sakio Bike who has a strange style that gets better the angrier he gets.

    How about Maxie Rosenbloom, im not to up to speed with him but he appered to be a strange styled boxer.
     
  7. Addie

    Addie MAB. Full Member

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    Wladimir is about as textbook as it comes. Stands upright, works behind a jab, and throws the odd straight right hand. Nothing bizarre or ugly looking about his style
     
  8. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    The way Wlad executes his prefered plan, I agree there's nothng odd about it. But they way he treats his man on the inside is interesting and a bit unusal.
     
  9. Addie

    Addie MAB. Full Member

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    Wladimir gets any work done on the inside? I thought he just grabbed hold of his opponent and waited for the referee to break him off?
     
  10. Russell

    Russell Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Lennox could get ugly but that was because of how he tried to tire his opponents with his size.

    His match with Akiwande defines ugly.
     
  11. GPater11093

    GPater11093 Barry Full Member

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    he is text book. But its the way his right hand is quite low, he bounces unlike other fighters he just looks uncomfortable to me

    yeh it is odd he grabs them while ****ting himself

    :lol:
     
  12. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    Plus he takes this really weird skip straight back sometimes, which is a no-no, but he uses the time to re-establish range and his guard, so that works for him.
     
  13. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    Very horrible for the opponent.
     
  14. GPater11093

    GPater11093 Barry Full Member

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    :rofl:rofl

    Wlad is so timid these days. I appreciate him as a boxer and his timidness fuells his desire to stick to the game plan and box but i ve never saw a fighter so jumpy in the ring
     
  15. Addie

    Addie MAB. Full Member

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    I think a name that has to be mentioned here is Michael Spinks.

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