George Foreman Had Zero Defense

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  1. Joeywill

    Joeywill Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I'm watching the Foreman vs Ali fight and he has no defense. Still an all time great fighter it's just funny how some people act like every all time great was so fundamentally sound
     
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  2. steve1990

    steve1990 Active Member Full Member

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    Young Foreman didn't but the older one did.
     
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  3. USFBulls727

    USFBulls727 Active Member Full Member

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    Also, for a guy who was around 6'3" 220 in his prime, which is smallish by today's standards, his hand speed wasn't all that great IMO. He also telegraphed his punches at times. Occasionally when he threw an uppercut or hook, he'd wind up the same way a bowler would before releasing the bowling ball. All fighters are flawed to some degree, but Foreman's flaws stood out a little more than other ATGs. Dude sure could punch though.
     
  4. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 I’m become seeker of milk Full Member

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    I’m waiting for people to cram in here and defend the complicated nuances of shoving and his “underrated” defence. He really looked underrated being peppered at will by Ali, Young and Lyle.
     
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  5. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 I’m become seeker of milk Full Member

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    Wait for people to let you know those wind up punches were actually a special technique. They’ll let you know all about his genius strategies.
     
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  6. USFBulls727

    USFBulls727 Active Member Full Member

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    Was never all that impressed with Foreman outside of his punching power. The fact that he did as well as he did, and that some back then were even talking about him being invincible at the time, had me questioning the whole 70s Era at times, or at least re-evaluating whether it was the best era for Heavyweight boxing.
     
  7. tinman

    tinman VIP Member Full Member

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    And I'm waiting for some dip**** to come in here and dispute his results. Blasted out prime Frazier and Norton in 2 rounds. Dispute that.
     
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  8. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    George Foreman stars in the remake of 1957's Zero Hour. Lol.
     
  9. CrouchStanceBoxing

    CrouchStanceBoxing Member banned Full Member

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    Yeah, he was unskilled fighter...right.:risas3:
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  10. techks

    techks ATG list Killah! Full Member

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    Leave him alone! All of u have or know someone who has his grill at least!
     
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  11. Man_Machine

    Man_Machine Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Why would people do that, when the observations made about Foreman, by his detractors, are so comprehensively insightful?
     
  12. surfinghb

    surfinghb Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Have to admit the way he set up Moorer for that KO was a thing of ****ING BEAUTY
     
  13. Barrf

    Barrf Well-Known Member Full Member

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    The way he used pushing and framing to keep Frazier off balance and set him up was pretty great as well.

    His defense was solid in his second career.
     
  14. surfinghb

    surfinghb Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I have to agree .. .
    he turned guys as well
     
  15. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 I’m become seeker of milk Full Member

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    He was great with the feint in his comeback. He needed to be. If he had Moore with him in a primary role more in his first career he would’ve been possibly great beyond the HW scene.