Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by The Malibu Mauler, May 19, 2019.
Bernard Hopkins in the sense of true technical footwork.
Mayweather and Marquez.
Reminds me of fighters like Ivan Robinson and Terry Norris. Foot wise very fast flashy but at the same time they got hit way too often considering all their physical tools.
Ali just for being 215.
Big George Foreman the younger was as adept at cutting off the ring as anyone you’ll see.
What about guys like Ali and Pep? Ali could dance for 15 rounds. He didn't tire or slow down. No one had better lateral movement than Ali. No one else judged distance better than Ali and he did so with his footwork. You're absolutely right about "doing the least for the highest return". But that's what makes Ali special. He didn't have to do less. He could do the most without slowing down. None of it was wasted motion. It would be a waste if it affected his performance negatively. Tbh, I don't really know who you're referring to. I just wanted to lay it out there that moving around the way Ali or Pep is "great footwork" in my view.
For me it's Pep. It was flawless.
Lomachenko might be climbing the lost. But I'll know for certain once he retires
Napoles and Pastrano...no doubt there's more.
There could be mentioned Rigondeaux, Nunn, Hide and Casamayor.
Jersey Joe Walcott
Sugar Ray Robinson
Today I'd say Loma
That means butter doesn’t it? That doesn’t really sound too complementary to be honest. It just some fatty dairy product chilled into a solid block and put into a fridge until used as a spread on bread. Or am I missing the context on how it’s been used as a nickname here?
Currently I think Loma, Crawford, and Inoue have the best footwork.
Tyson Fury probably has the best footwork of any 6’9” heavyweight boxer ever.
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