Fighters that reminded you of Pernell Whitaker

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Flo_Raiden, Jul 16, 2019.


  1. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

    4,167
    2,573
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Oct 12, 2010
    There's been many slick southpaws over the years. What are some fighters that you can think of that had a style similar to or inspired by Pernell Whitaker? Always thought that Anselmo Moreno was very similar. He had moves that were shades of Sweet Pea.
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2019
    Holler, Oneirokritis, cslb and 4 others like this.
  2. bluebird

    bluebird Boxing Addict Full Member

    4,665
    1,106
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Apr 17, 2009
    Zab Judah copied his style and was trained by him.
    Guillermo Rigondeaux watched a lot of his tapes upon turning pro.
    Gervonta Davis has studied him.
     
    Hanz Cholo, jquest, Holler and 3 others like this.
  3. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

    4,167
    2,573
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Oct 12, 2010
    Tevin Farmer also has some Sweet Pea style, with a little bit of James Toney's shoulder roll.
     
    941Jeremy, Hanz Cholo and Holler like this.
  4. divac

    divac Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    29,455
    718
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Jul 24, 2004
    Rigo

    Chris Byrd
     
    George Crowcroft likes this.
  5. divac

    divac Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    29,455
    718
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Jul 24, 2004
    In no way, shape, or form could the Proffesor be mistaken for having even a semblance of Pernell Whitaker's style.
    Nelson very often was willing to walk through fighters, just an absolute beast.
     
    Badbot and surreal deal like this.
  6. Hookie

    Hookie Affeldt... Referee, Judge, and Timekeeper Full Member

    7,007
    214
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Dec 19, 2009
    Not entirely but these guys had certain aspects of his style-

    Roy Jones Jr.
    Floyd Mayweather Jr.
    Chris Byrd
    Tyson Fury
    Vasyl Lomachenko
     
    Holler, pacas and Rock0052 like this.
  7. Drew101

    Drew101 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    27,266
    4,679
    Sportsbook:
    1,656
    Feb 11, 2005
    Terence Crawford

    Edit: And Ivan Calderon
     
    Nonito Smoak likes this.
  8. emallini

    emallini Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

    11,289
    2,457
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Mar 16, 2008
  9. chacal

    chacal Boxing Addict Full Member

    5,046
    1,755
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Jun 21, 2015
    Crawford. Not because of his boxing, but because of the look on his face. They both have the same eyes of son of the bitches. You can clearly see in their eyes that they are not good people, not the people I would like to have as friends. Just garbage people.

    Whitaker is one of my favourite fighters ever, and crawford is my favourite fighter right now, I'm a massive fan of them both. I dont say it because I'm a hater, it's just that they are not good people, it is easy to see, you can be a ******* and a wonderful fighter too, actually usually one thing leads to the other..
     
  10. OvidsExile

    OvidsExile I Live! I Die! I Live Again! Full Member

    18,350
    9,984
    Sportsbook:
    500
    Aug 28, 2012
    When I think of Sweet Pea I think of unusually good reaction speed, a natural athleticism in his body movements. His defense seemed to be based around his physical ability to move out of the way of shots he saw coming more than actual technique. So, in that respect, he reminds me of Locche. Roy Jones and Ali are the offensive version of this. Pep could do the same things as Whitaker defensively, but it looked like he had smarter technique and wasn't so reliant on godlike reflexes. Mayweather was as defensively sound and even faster, but his style was incredibly technical, and more risk averse. Mayweather wouldn't close to the same range as Whitaker would because it's easier to get hit at short and medium range than if you stay on the outside and snipe. Whitaker, like Toney, would stay in the pocket and not get hit, moving their body more than their feet.
     
    Hookie likes this.
  11. surreal deal

    surreal deal Liverpool via Krypton Full Member

    7,402
    399
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Jun 16, 2006
    Obviously both ATG's....but exactly--in different styles. Not a comparison that even occurred to me either.
     
  12. fistsof steel

    fistsof steel Boxing Addict Full Member

    5,932
    1,526
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Nov 13, 2010
    James Toney comes to mind having said that Whitaker would be the Bench Mark for possibly the Greatest Defensive Fighter I have ever seen...Loved watching Him.!!!!
     
    George Crowcroft and latineg like this.
  13. gmurphy

    gmurphy Land of the corrupt, home of the robbery! Full Member

    10,742
    4,711
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Oct 30, 2013
    Joe' juggernaut' joyce
     
    Sharkface, jquest, Minotauro and 2 others like this.
  14. Alo2006

    Alo2006 R.I.P Sean Taylor Full Member

    8,432
    362
    Sportsbook:
    1,509
    Jun 28, 2006
    I think his style is more Mayweather than Toney.
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2019
  15. Alo2006

    Alo2006 R.I.P Sean Taylor Full Member

    8,432
    362
    Sportsbook:
    1,509
    Jun 28, 2006
    I agree with ur statement on his defense was more so based around his physical ability to move out the way of shots. In other words speed and reflex. Just like Jones Jr. Jones Jr. had that same ability, but made his opponents pay more when they missed.
     
    Oneirokritis and OvidsExile like this.


Sign up for ESPN+ and Stream Live Sports! Advertisement