Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Samtotheg, Jul 20, 2021.
Great find !,,
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.
Tommy Loughran is another very good one. Only stopped 3 times in over 150 fights, despite a not invulnerable chin.
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!
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.
Have you ever considered any post-1930 fighter any good?
yes I do ,I do not folllow espn pundits opinions on post 30s fighters though!