Favorite Grunters

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  1. Seamus

    Seamus Proud Kulak Full Member

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    I can't stand grunters. I put money on Benavidez only to instantly remember he was a grunter. Every punch accented by a "humpf"... Morrison has to be my least favorite of this bunch. Botha was one also. Who am I missing?
     
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  2. cross_trainer

    cross_trainer Liston was good, but no "Tire Iron" Jones Full Member

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    Jameel McCline actually said "Pop, pop," when he jabbed, IIRC.
     
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  3. FastLeft

    FastLeft Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Pinklon
     
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  4. Kid Bacon

    Kid Bacon All-Time-Fat Full Member

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    You know, IIRC Moorer pulled that same routine versus Foreman.

    He would go "pop, pop, pop!" while outboxing Big George and comfortably coasting to a points victory

    That didn't end well...

     
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  5. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Joe Frazier was very vocal. In particular the Thrilla in Manila he can be heard loudly grunting as he dug body shots into Ali along the ropes.

    Another guy I remember seeing live that was load was Jean Mark Mormeck. I was ringside when he beat the **** out a dude on the Spinks vs Karmazin undercard. Mormeck was loudly grunting.
     
  6. salsanchezfan

    salsanchezfan Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Duran would "yip" kind of like a basenji. Creepy.
     
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  7. Pat M

    Pat M Active Member Full Member

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    Some are louder than others, but most grunt at some point when punching. Some start off just exhaling air from either their nose or mouth, especially from outside, but eventually almost all grunt, particularly when working on the inside. Grunting on the inside is probably an unconscious defense mechanism to keep more air in the body - in case of a return body shot. I hadn't really thought about grunting before, but a person usually takes a body shot much better if he has a lot of air in his body.

    We had a guy one day who was in a "zone." He got 3 knockdowns while sparring against 3 different sparring partners by watching their breathing. He would hit them to the body when they expelled their air. Apparently it took a lot of concentration because he hasn't been able to duplicate it since.
     
  8. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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  9. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 Resident Gadfly Full Member

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    No way, I’ve watched a ton of Duran and I don’t remember this :lol:
     
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  10. Journeyman92

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    That would infuriate me to a new level. I’d get vocal and most likely have my head spun like Emily Rose.
     
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  11. Journeyman92

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    Interesting. I don’t know why but this reminded me of how Floyd Patterson would stare at someone’s chest to help predict the punch.
     
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  12. Seamus

    Seamus Proud Kulak Full Member

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    To be honest I would grunt a little when I got tired. I actually sparred with a guy who grunted a split second before he threw a punch. I thought it was a joke or a trap but he did it and was obviously easy to figure.

    But I'm talking about the loud grunters, the 100 decibel types, not the between the teeth sort
     
  13. Seamus

    Seamus Proud Kulak Full Member

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    Aghhh... Totally forgot Pinky.
     
  14. salsanchezfan

    salsanchezfan Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Okay, full disclosure, I heard Ferdie Pacheco say that once. Take that as you will.
     
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  15. willcross

    willcross Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Broner does this a lot right?