King of Footwork?

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  1. 2piece

    2piece Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Bernard Hopkins in the sense of true technical footwork.
     
  2. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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  3. Rafaman

    Rafaman Active Member Full Member

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    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.
     
  4. thanosone

    thanosone I Am Eternal Full Member

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    JCC
    Ali
    Ali just for being 215.
     
  5. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Big George Foreman the younger was as adept at cutting off the ring as anyone you’ll see.
     
  6. Golden_Feather99

    Golden_Feather99 Member Full Member

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    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.
     
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  7. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Youngest Ezzard Charles Fan Ever Full Member

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    For me it's Pep. It was flawless.

    Lomachenko might be climbing the lost. But I'll know for certain once he retires
     
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  8. red cobra

    red cobra Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Napoles and Pastrano...no doubt there's more.
     
  9. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The One and Only Full Member

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    There could be mentioned Rigondeaux, Nunn, Hide and Casamayor.
     
  10. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Willie Pep
    Jersey Joe Walcott
    Ezzard Charles
    Sugar Ray Robinson
    Miguel Canto
    Gilberto Roman
    Ricardo Lopez
    Orlando Canizales
    Yuri Arbachakov
    Jose Napoles
     
  11. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Today I'd say Loma
    all time
    Pep
    Napoles
    Ricardo Lopez
    Robinson
    Sweet pea
     
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  12. Ken Ashcroft

    Ken Ashcroft Well-Known Member Full Member

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    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?:idea:
     
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  13. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Currently I think Loma, Crawford, and Inoue have the best footwork.
     
  14. Ken Ashcroft

    Ken Ashcroft Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Tyson Fury probably has the best footwork of any 6’9” heavyweight boxer ever.
     
  15. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Youngest Ezzard Charles Fan Ever Full Member

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    Ding Ding Ding

    And we have a winner
     

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