[GIF] Corbett throws a sharp jab at Fitzsimmons (HD)

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  1. reznick

    reznick Boxing Junkie Full Member

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  2. Perry

    Perry Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    It also appears Fitz parries that jab masterfully.

    Corbett is throwing that jab in the very classic manner. Very similar to a fencing lead. Step forward with the lead left, step away out of range.
     
  3. reznick

    reznick Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    That's actually how to throw a jab today. Not the step back part.

    But the way he keeps his back foot planted while stepping forward with his front foot and launching the jab, then bring the front foot back. It's exactly how it's taught today.

    He does a little extra by stepping out of range while his front foot is still out. He had really good feet.
     
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  4. Mendoza

    Mendoza Hrgovic = Next Heavyweight champion of the world. Full Member

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    You have to watch the 20+ minutes of footage of Corbett vs Fitz to appreciate his skills.

    Corbett was not only amazing quick with his hands and feet, he was also very flexible. He could bend forward at the west, deliver a strait shot with either hand to the body, then quickly get out of doge before the other guy could counter.

    A unique skill among heavyweights.
     
  5. reznick

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    After watching several minutes of the fight in HD, I have to say that you're absolutely right.

    People who say Corbett couldn't jab more than once at a time, or couldn't throw combos should be ignored. Because they speak boldly on matters which they are incorrect.

    His footwork, reactions, speed, mind games. And very very crafty. A true pro, world class in any era including today.
     
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    Mendoza Hrgovic = Next Heavyweight champion of the world. Full Member

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    The other thing to note is Corbett wasn't a gentleman at all in the clinches. He could in fight, use his elbow on the other guy's neck to break a clinch, and like Jack Johnson clap down to lock his man up.

    His combination for floor Fitzsimmons is impressive, enough on a 100+ year old grainy film.
     
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    Yeah he's very intelligent in using his forearms to disrupt Fitz vision. He will stop Fitz coming forward using his arm, and launch his straight right from weird angles. Kind of like how Mayweather uses his forearm.
     
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    The most appalling shorts ever worn. In slow motion..
     
  9. mrkoolkevin

    mrkoolkevin Not here for the fairy tales Full Member

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    They don't teach you to throw the jab from that low either.

    Interesting that he threw a single jab and retreated considering that he had his man in a vulnerable position, basically standing straight up in the corner with no guard up. Seems like it would have been a great time to throw a combination.
     
  10. Mendoza

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    Aye. One thing about this forum, people love to talk about classic fighters, but I don't see much film study or interpretation on their abilities here.

    What I most often see is a reliance on books or historians.

    You can also see Corbett sparring for world war 1 bond, 10+ years past his retirement with Kid McCoy. A quality clip, filmed up close. Corbett's speed and reflexes are still impressive past age 50, and you get to see how his feints were used.
     
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    Exactly, Corbett whipped out his left hand at Fitszimmons' right nipple, as he (Corbett) was moving back (so he couldn't land another shot), and Corbett had his right hand by his hip.

    I wouldn't classify that as a sharp jab. Corbett didn't get anything on it. He threw it to the guy's nipple. He was moving out of his own punching range when he threw it. And he had his arms down. It was more of a flick than anything else.

    I'm sure Corbett was a master in his day. But I've never seen anything special about Jim Corbett when comparing him to people who came later. Nothing at all. Again, for his time, I'm sure he was something to see. But his skills and whatever "technique" that is didn't age well as the sport moved on.
     
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    corbett fighting with exposed buttcheeks haha​
     
  13. reznick

    reznick Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    It's a technically perfectly thrown jab.

    Hard to tell exactly how the jab lands, if at all, but the technique is perfect.

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    "They don't teach you to throw it that low" :lol:
     
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  14. reznick

    reznick Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Interesting how your knowledge is terrible but you still continue to post condescendingly as if you know better than these professional boxers how to fight.

    You don't attack just because a guy isn't using a high guard by the corner of the ring. Is he set to punch? Do you feel an opening? Is your stamina good to charge in right now? Are his feet set to move? Are his reflexes indicating awareness and energy?
     
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  15. Seamus

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    People are reading an awful lot into a couple seconds of action.
     


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