Closest stylically HW to Ali before Ali?

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by 70sFan865, Jul 12, 2019.



  1. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

    10,566
    4,914
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Jun 9, 2007
    Yeah
     
    swagdelfadeel likes this.
  2. Colonel Sanders

    Colonel Sanders NSB defector Full Member

    5,409
    1,329
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Sep 13, 2012
    double nah, which can't be overridden :ggg
     
  3. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Active Member Full Member

    1,131
    999
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    May 30, 2019
    I didn't, I just showed that he used combinations more often than given credit.

    Besides, I think that we don't understand each other. "Unimpressive combination" is said with very negative approach, that's why I asked why it is so. I didn't imply that these two clips show ATG combination punching and you should be in awe of them. I just think they were normal, KD combo was quite good in my opinion and the second one is fast but not devastating and I wouldn't call it impressive. I saw similar combos thrown by modern fighters though, maybe I could even find something similar from Tyson Fury. Nobody says it's an impressive combo for someone like Fury, but nobody calls him bar brawler either.

    Corbett isn't regarded as an ATG puncher in his era, so it's not his most impressive part of the game.
     
  4. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Addict Full Member

    6,954
    522
    Sportsbook:
    500
    Jul 30, 2014
    What If I hit you with the double yeah?
     
  5. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

    10,566
    4,914
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Jun 9, 2007
    Really doesn't matter what you think.
    If you cant see it right there on film then theres no helping you.
     
  6. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Active Member Full Member

    876
    601
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Jun 23, 2018
    According to Angelo Dundee...Ali stole a lot of his moves from Luis Rodriguez...same trainer...same gym
     
  7. Colonel Sanders

    Colonel Sanders NSB defector Full Member

    5,409
    1,329
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Sep 13, 2012
    double yeah is way under double nah in terms of power, say the Ni knights
     
  8. mrkoolkevin

    mrkoolkevin Not here for the fairy tales Full Member

    14,613
    4,604
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Jan 30, 2014
    I don't find Corbett's boxing skills impressive by modern standards, no. I wasn't impressed by Fitzsimmons' skills in your video either (no offense). They remind me of very experienced and talented street-fighters, tbh. I know that is going to sound like sacrilege to all the fanboys and the guys who didn't grow up around any tough guys who were "nice with their hands," but that's honestly what they remind me of most. Impressive reflexes, toughness, cleverness, conditioning, etc. but the sport has just changed and evolved so much since their time.
     
  9. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Addict Full Member

    6,954
    522
    Sportsbook:
    500
    Jul 30, 2014
    I stand here humiliated and defeated wondering where it all went wrong :(
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2019
    Colonel Sanders likes this.
  10. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Active Member Full Member

    1,131
    999
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    May 30, 2019
    Don't you think that a lot of this have to do with much different rules and equipement? I mean, modern defensive techniques like high guard are useless with small gloves and agressive combination after combination punching risks you hands injury.

    Besides, I always ranked Fitz KO blow as one of the most impressive ever. Perfect set up and delivery.
     
  11. Greb & Papke 707

    Greb & Papke 707 Train by day Joe Rogan podcast by night, all day Full Member

    172
    152
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Apr 9, 2019
    Corbett Tunney and Ray Robinson
     
  12. Eddie Ezzard

    Eddie Ezzard Active Member Full Member

    1,396
    939
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Jan 19, 2016
    Nothing at all. Takes a certain elan to pair boxing boots with a thong.
     
    mrkoolkevin likes this.
  13. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Active Member Full Member

    1,175
    912
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Mar 26, 2011
    Can we have a source for this quote please?
     
  14. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Active Member Full Member

    1,175
    912
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Mar 26, 2011
    Slattery is a good shout!
     
  15. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Active Member Full Member

    1,175
    912
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Mar 26, 2011
    Nope, the line came from Drew Bundini Brown.