Great fighters who lacked speed & power

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  1. Bronze Tiger

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  3. Bujia

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    There’s zero footage of Rosenbloom, so I’m not sure how anyone can say one way or the other. I’ve always been given the impression he was a Loughran/Slattery type with Calzaghe punching technique. Either way, doesn’t seem like a fighter lacking in speed by any measure.
     
  4. George Crowcroft

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    I've never heard anything of his speed mentioned aside from that John Henry Lewis had a vast speed advantage over him. I doubt he was downright slow, but I don't think he had the speed to match his greatness while making up for his complete lack of power. If he did, we'd have heard of it IMO.
     
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    Not the speed to match his greatness. We’d certainly have heard of it otherwise, I agree. But there’s a tremendous amount of middle ground between that and lacking speed outright.

    How many highly touted fighters renowned for their footwork and defensive mastery lacked speed?
     
  6. George Crowcroft

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    Oh I agree, he definitely wouldn't have been slow as molasses.
     
  7. Bujia

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    Where did you read that in regards to the Rosenbloom/Lewis fights, by the way. I’d love a link, if you got it.
     
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    Wayne Mcculough
     
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  9. Bujia

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    He was missing another ingredient listed in the thread title.
     
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    What would that be.., great?

    He held the WBC title, fought for 6 championships, won silver at the Olympics , arguably beat Named, went the distance with both him and Morales and was never down in his career.

    I think he qualifies
     
  11. Bujia

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    Losing to a great fighter (arguably two) doesn’t make you great. McCullough was Mickey Ward level at best. His chin was great, though.
     
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    Well thought out reply, and on the money, well done. keep well.
     
  13. Mike Cannon

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    Thinking maybe : Nicolino Locche ?
     
  14. Balder

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    Well, We are kinda diving deep to find good/greats without speed or power. Slim pickings

    I would have said Ward, but he has some power and also an all time great body shot.
     
  15. Bronze Tiger

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    Wayne McCullough is a better fighter than Mickey Ward ....lets give him that much lol
     
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