Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Kamikaze, Apr 2, 2021.
Edit: I thought this said 'pigeon' not 'power.' Never mind.
See his early fights- he was swift, moved very well and was not known as a puncher hence his name.
Ruddock is the most extreme example. He totally disregarded any attempt to box or at least set up his shots.
Like a doubles hitter trying swing for the fences every pitch. He didn't want to set the table.
Ruddock and Hamed are the two names that come to mind when I think of fighters who fell in love with their power.
Gerrie Coetzee was once a stick-and-move boxer type but after they fused all the bones in his right wrist into one mass of bone (following, IIRC, multiple breakages) he fell in love with that “bionic” right hand and seemed to only look to land it figuring it was a fight-ender.
Shavers and Tszyu sr (at one moment)
Nonito donaire, was good in his last fight though.