Great fighters who were slow starters

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  1. Eye of Timaeus

    Eye of Timaeus Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Felix Trinidad comes to mind
     
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  2. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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  3. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Bronsonville Full Member

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    Carlos Monzon of course.

    Roman Gonzalez.

    Alexis Arguello

    Joe Frazier

    Vicente Saldivar

    Eder Jofre could also start slow.
     
  4. Xplosive

    Xplosive Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Spinks, Chavez, Saldivar, Arguello, and Monzon are probably the top 5 here.
     
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  5. ChrisJS

    ChrisJS Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Salvador Sanchez is another one who was sometimes slow out the blocks. Not against Gomez or Lopez however.
     
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  6. Xplosive

    Xplosive Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I believe the topic said "great" fighters who were slow starters.

    Colin Jones doesn't qualify.
     
  7. escudo

    escudo Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Pedroza
    Holyfield
    Mayweather.
     
  8. Xplosive

    Xplosive Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Forgot about Pedroza. Good example
     
  9. The Undefeated Lachbuster

    The Undefeated Lachbuster Handing SHW supremacists Ls Full Member

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    Post Charles Marciano

    Battling Nelson

    Henry Armstrong kinda

    In recent memory, Usyk
     
  10. jowcol

    jowcol Boxing Addict Full Member

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    One not mentioned: Rodrigo Valdez. While he was under Gil Clancy's tutorage, he often cautioned the refs against any bias against 'Rocky's' early passivity. And...when he let go?...Boom
     
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  11. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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