How has boxing evolved from the early years.

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Samtotheg, May 6, 2021.

  1. White Bomber

    White Bomber Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 31, 2021
    No disrespect, but Tua wasn't exactly the epitome of skill, almost all posters on this forum will tell you that.
  2. Mike Cannon

    Mike Cannon Well-Known Member Full Member

    Apr 29, 2020
    Hi buddy, from what I have read over all the years I have been a follower of " The Noble Art " it would appear that combinations didn't make their fistic bow, until the great Benny Leonard started his climb to the top of the LW tree, prior to Benny ( and we can now see via You Tube ) the fighters from say the 1900s till him, only seemed to throw single punches, step back, then throw another single punch, so we look to one of the greatest LW for the induction of combos. keep well.
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  3. Samtotheg

    Samtotheg Active Member Full Member

    May 4, 2021
    I mean we had guys comparing Tua to Dempsey of all people ,but who are some of these post 60s greats in terms of skills not resume?
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  4. Samtotheg

    Samtotheg Active Member Full Member

    May 4, 2021
    this is not true at all lol.
  5. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    May 30, 2019
    Guys like Sam Langford, Packey McFarland, Tommy Gibbons and Joe Gans all used combos without any problems and they don't fit into your description.
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  6. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 15, 2018
    Slipping is a proactive move not a reactive’re rarely gonna beat the punch unless they Telegraph it. Old saying action always beats reaction. But you’re right about the counter with it. If you slip left should be throwing a left slip rihht a right. Many fighters do it but they wait for a miss.
    There are some skills I see rarely used (only be the best now) today. Feinting and Parryitn is def a few (Klitchkos and Mayweather were highly skilled).
    Last edited: May 7, 2021
  7. fists of fury

    fists of fury Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Oct 25, 2006
    Thanks Mike, you too.
  8. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

    Jun 9, 2007
    I saw it plenty in the late 70's and early 80's ..this is basic boxing that your taught as soon as you get you jab and cross down
  9. Samtotheg

    Samtotheg Active Member Full Member

    May 4, 2021
    slipping is proactive yes but you combine that with the punch . If you keep slipping without throwing they are going to aim where your head keeps ending up ala the knockout of Tyson by Lennox Lewis.
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  10. Samtotheg

    Samtotheg Active Member Full Member

    May 4, 2021
    Jack Johnson himself use combos ,and all those guys used angles more so than modern guys.
  11. fists of fury

    fists of fury Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Oct 25, 2006
    No doubt. I was more thinking of 30's/40's era, but some probably utilized it then, too.
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  12. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 23, 2019
    It seems less vicious, more professional. It's good fighters get less hurt of course (early stoppages).

    I miss 15 rounds all the time.

    But I'm old, so nothing to see
  13. Flash24

    Flash24 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 22, 2015
    The jab, straight right hand , followed by the left hook is boxing 101. It's
    the very 1st combo taught by any reputable boxing coach. As I was
    taught the jab= opens the door, right hand= step in the door, left hook
    =closes the door, because it leaves the fighter in a better defensive
    But as one advances in the fight game , and it begin to become instinctive,
    one begins to punch were the opening will be. The beginner's basic combo's
    become more advanced and instead the jab becomes a double jab, left hook,
    left uppercut. Or some other combo right for that particular moment.
    Those are the key words " Particular moments" .
    Just because one doesn't see the basic combo in past fighters doesn't mean
    they wasn't taught it . It means they have grown past the basic's and
    fighting instinctively, using particular combo's for particular situations.

    Using the jab ,right hand, left hook , does nothing if the holes are not
    their to exploit. And becoming predictable while boxing gets a fighter
    one thing. That's KTFO.
  14. UltimateDestroyer

    UltimateDestroyer Member Full Member

    Nov 25, 2020
    Boxing peaked from the 60's to the 80's.
  15. louis54

    louis54 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Mar 20, 2013
    The boxing skills and technique utilized by the current masters defy nausea s belief
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