Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by cross_trainer, Aug 2, 2009.
Vic Darchinyan and Naseem Hamed have two of the strangest styles I've ever seen.
Roy Jones- if he had fought with some technical skill it would have been incredible.
Merqui Sosa sure was painful to watch at times, he was involved in several entertaining fights mind you but I don`t think I have ever seen anyone with such atrocious footwork and balance as he had, the man definately had two left feet the way he looked in there. I think Mantequilla said it best when he said that Merqui made Sung Kil Moon seem like Sugar Ray Robinson in comparison, I still get a chuckle out of that line whenever I think of it.
always thought delahoya had a weird ass style
Victor Rabanales became world champion level by walking forward and swinging some of the widest, most powerful uppercuts I've seen. He was somehow stiff but sharp. He has some good wins and performances, too. Boxed a bit like Limon.
Some little guys : Jaime Rios (the way he moves), Bernabe VillaCampo (extra super hyper wild)
Sosa had that knock-kneed stance that was really awkward and he winged punches from all angles.
Interestingly, James Toney and Roy Jr both rated him as the best puncher they’d ever faced (in their ‘Best I’ve faced’ interviews for Ring Magazine).
I can’t remember who it was, I think probably Toney or Roy, went on the Howard Stern show and Howard asked something (don’t recall what, maybe best puncher they’d faced) and the interviewee responded “Merqui Sosa” and kind of mumbled it.
Howard responded: “You fought a guy named ****** Sosa???”
Genes weird reverse cross guard and herky jerky swarmer style gives me literal OCD I can barely watch him without getting annoyed at what I am seeing-Haha
Vitali too, one of thee ugliest HW styles ever in action he just looked awful.
Probably mentioned already but Sam Soliman had an oddball style within normal, legal parameters. Its defineetly ugly...but then I thought Cory Spinks was ugly too. It might be a taste thing.
If you want to go deep into the spectrum Mysterious Billy Smith is said to have got up to unusual, bizarre antics in the ring and of course there's Gypsy Joe Harris who has 'issues'. There's a fight of him easily available (Griffith?) but I don't think he was really doing his usual bizarre stuff....its hard for an opponent to know what you're going to do if you don't know what you're going to do yourself.
Modern boxing relies on size the cutting and gaining of weight with substances .
So many fighters fight with that rigid wide ass style where their almost doing half splits in their natural stance.The British scene is full of such people.They also tend not to fight very often.
Yes that face humping/balls in the face manouever he used on tyson in the clinches...using his,weight to lean down on guys
I don't even know how I'd describe his style.
Glacial brawler/slugger, maybe? Whatever one calls it, it was surprisingly effective.