Fighters with the gift of stamina/conditioning

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  1. Tin_Ribs

    Tin_Ribs Me Full Member

    Jun 28, 2009
    Sanchez, Pedroza, Arguello, Saldivar, Canto, Harada, Rudkin, Pep, Saad, Ohba, Marcel and Buchanan were all monsters in the championship rounds who got either got stronger as the late rounds went on and kept ratcheting up their output round by round or/and maintained perpetual movement and fought at a pace moving laterally and backwards punching on the move for the full 15.

    I still think that Buchanan is underrated in this regard because of his short peak and style. He was immensely strong despite not being a huge puncher and was still up on his toes triple jabbing, jigging and maintaining cyborg like punch stats in the 15th grinding the likes of Laguna, Watt and Navarro down. The way he was able to outgrit Laguna in the heat in Puerto Rico was immense. Even when getting knocked about Duran he didn't look tired or discouraged, nor when he couldnt see in the late rounds against Ishimatsu and was being hit at will like a bobble head doll.
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  2. Tomatron

    Tomatron Member Full Member

    Jul 26, 2021
    Joe Calzaghe, Aaron Pryor, Vito Antuofermo, Anthony Crolla, Sergio Martinez, Ricky Burns and Steve Collins spring to mind.
  3. FrankinDallas

    FrankinDallas Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jul 24, 2004
    Guys that went 50-60 rounds back in the old days...can't believe anyone could fight that long.
    No mouthpieces, probably no cup protectors, small gloves.
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  4. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxing Drunkie Full Member

    Oct 28, 2017
    Jem Carney is a real stand out from back then. A freakish ability to seemingly get stronger after fighting an insane duration
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  5. Oddone

    Oddone Bermane Stiverne's life coach. Full Member

    Aug 18, 2019
    Surprised no one has mentioned Sugar Ray Leonard.

    The man could summon reserves of energy from nowhere.

    See: Leonard v Hearns rounds nine on…
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2021
  6. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg Well-Known Member Full Member

    Apr 30, 2017
    Hagler was a beast, carved from granite
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  7. heerko koois

    heerko koois Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 26, 2006
  8. Nick_M

    Nick_M New Member Full Member

    Jan 24, 2021
    Jeff Fenech was like a human windmill, he fought at a frantic pace and kept that pace going from start to finish. Daniel Zaragoza is another fighter that never seemed to tire.
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  9. Rafaman

    Rafaman Active Member Full Member

    Jun 26, 2015
    The Marcos Geraldo fight comes to mind. Geraldo constantly pushing forward full steam like a mad man intent of landing something anything. SRL evades jabs and pounds him every time round after round effortlessly. Never even looks tired dispute never getting to rest for 5 seconds the entire fight.
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