Gotta Give Props—Gervontaa's Backflip Off The Ropes Was Pretty BADASS.

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  1. Brighton bomber

    Brighton bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I assume he's done that so many times before that he's confident enough he can pull it off without incident, he seemed to do that with little effort. You'd have to be a fool to try it if you were not 100% certain you could stick the landing.
     
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  2. Pimp C

    Pimp C Free The Guys! F 12 & Goofies Stay Dangerous! Full Member

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    Only a matter of time before someone gets hurt doing something like this. It looks good but I'd advise against it.
     
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  3. DoubleJab666

    DoubleJab666 Dot, dot, dot... Full Member

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    He ran to the post with the flip in mind just before the ref waived it off. Would been funny if he'd landed just as the ref called 'box on' :lol:
     
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  4. FrankinDallas

    FrankinDallas Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Really dangerous thing to do, especially when fatigued after a long fight.

    An athlete here in Dallas used to backflip after track events. One day his friends asked him randomly to do the backflip....he landed on his neck and fractured it. After years of treatment he now walks very poorly with a cane.
     
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  5. JOKER

    JOKER "He is greater." — AdamT on Pac > Fluid Jr. Full Member

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    Standing, but not from the top ropes. Lomachenko as well. Need confirmation.
     
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  6. dangerousity

    dangerousity Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    All these little guys.

    call me with Andy Ruiz or Tyson fury does it!
     
  7. Rubber Glove Sandwich

    Rubber Glove Sandwich Member Full Member

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    That's basically what happened to Jimmy Mclarnin.


    Skip to 7:50
     
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  8. Slyk

    Slyk Boxing Addict Full Member

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    When Tank says he "grew up in the gym" he literally means he was housed, fed, socialized, and trained in the gym. There's some old clip of him as a kid doing this. He's done it thousands of times. When training was over the ring became the playground for those kids. Sticking the landing especially so close to the olympics is badass, yeah. Round 11 too.

    My p4p backflipper list is as follows:
    1. Tank (big style points - high risk high reward style)
    2. Loma (cartwheel flip is cool but he didn't stick the landing vs Rocky)
    3. Teo (they're clean but it's the least risky)
     
  9. Ted Stickles

    Ted Stickles Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Unnecessary and an opportunity to potentially derail his career.
     
  10. Braindamage

    Braindamage Baby Face Beast Full Member

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    LOL That's exactly what happenef to a MMA fighter a few weeks ago. ACL.
     
  11. DoubleJab666

    DoubleJab666 Dot, dot, dot... Full Member

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    :lol:

    That's awesome
     
  12. northpaw

    northpaw Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Damn near everybody in the hood go from 2 hand, to 1 hand to no hand flips by the time they're like 8. It's second nature to just bust one out.

    No more dangerous than the match he was just in TBH.
     
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  13. Safin

    Safin Boxing Addict banned Full Member

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    George Crawford, a homophobe.

    Colour me shocked!
     
  14. miniq

    miniq Big Stiff Idiot Full Member

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    DO A BARREL ROLL!
     
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  15. Brighton bomber

    Brighton bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    What Joe Joyce doesn't make the cut with his Capoeira flip! Surely far harder for a 2m tall 265lbs man to do?
     
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