How effective is the Dempsey Roll in boxing?

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  1. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Could any heavyweight use the Dempsey roll efectively against today`s top heavies?
     
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  2. JabbaTheGut

    JabbaTheGut New Member Full Member

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    Today's heavyweights are too stiff for that, they would probably fall over their own feet.
     
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  3. Pakkuman

    Pakkuman Active Member Full Member

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    No film study?

    Are you depressed, Mark?
     
  4. ertwin

    ertwin Member Full Member

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    Dempsey roll is hell of a risk.
    Nowadays guys just punch way too hard for even trying that.
     
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  5. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Mike Tyson used it in the mid to late 80s and he tore the HW division a new arsehole with it.

    No reason why someone who is under 6 foot couldnt use that technique again against the lumbering giants
     
  6. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond You're not going to do it for free Full Member

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    Too much manga Mark.

    Though it is a very subtle, effective technique for shorter powerful fighters, in real life.
     
  7. CST80

    CST80 The Mercurial Mephistophelean Malcontent Staff Member

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    He's dead, who cares.
     
  8. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Ruiz could do it easily, his head movement is great and he`s the right height, Povetkin is good at slipping shots also.
     
  9. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    So is Ali. It`s a technique.
     
  10. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond You're not going to do it for free Full Member

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    He's joking Mark.
     
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  11. CST80

    CST80 The Mercurial Mephistophelean Malcontent Staff Member

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    Still, it doesn't matter. He's dead, he's not doing it anymore, and no one is attempting to emulate it, because they'd probably get KTFO. Because technique like everything advances and evolves, it's irrelevant. But, it was clearly good and worked well for his time.
     
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  12. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond You're not going to do it for free Full Member

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    Tyson was excellent at the 'Dempsey Roll', though his was much more mechanical than Jack's. Which is both a potential pro and con, as it allows for better power build up, but is also more predictable (not that anyone could exploit it lol). It fit much better with the peek a boo style, which Dempsey did not utilise.

    Dempsey did know his stuff about generating power, though.
     
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  13. PistolPat

    PistolPat Active Member Full Member

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    Although not exactly the dempsey roll. Salvador Sanchez uses bob and weave to generate power at weird angles. Coupled with perfect foot placement, he was practically perpetual motion in action and implemented it offensively and defensively seamlessly.
     
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  14. Reg

    Reg Boxing Addict Full Member

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    As opposed to all the fluid 6'7" HW's of Dempseys days?
     
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  15. dangerousity

    dangerousity Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Dunno man, got Ippo ktfo was too fixated on it.

     
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