Is there a better defensive Fighter than Mike Gibbons !

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  1. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    Great find !,,
     
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  2. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    There was an Italian guy boxed out of the New England area. Willie Pep. No punching power but was a master in every phase of defense.
     
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  3. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxing Hagiographer Full Member

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    Tommy Loughran is another very good one. Only stopped 3 times in over 150 fights, despite a not invulnerable chin.
     
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  4. Bukkake

    Bukkake Boxing Addict Full Member

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    We have of course no footage of Jack Britton - but with a streak of 342 consecutive fights without a ko defeat, he must have been pretty sound defensibly, I would guess!
     
  5. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxing Hagiographer Full Member

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    From what I've seen, I'd agree Pep and Canto are the top two.

    From Young Griffo, hell from Malenkomas, to Floyd Mayweather Jr., there's been a ton of great defensive fighters.
     
  6. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Have you ever considered any post-1930 fighter any good?