LIST THE BEST DEFENSIVE DISPLAY IN BOXING

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  1. OP_TheJawBreaker

    OP_TheJawBreaker NOBODY hit like that guy! Full Member

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    1. locche v Fuji
    2. Mayweather v ODLH
    3. Toney v Barkley
    4. Benitez v Hearns
    5. Ali v Terrel

    If you have any, talk about it here
     
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  2. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Kalambay - McCallum I
     
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  3. Stiches Yarn

    Stiches Yarn Active Member Full Member

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    Ali vs Cleveland Williams.
    And some of the willie pep fights, especially the one against Jackie Graves, where he aparently won the third round without throwing a single punch.
     
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  4. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Whitaker - Nelson
    Tyson - Biggs
     
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  5. OP_TheJawBreaker

    OP_TheJawBreaker NOBODY hit like that guy! Full Member

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    Ali v Williams should not be here. It's just that williams was recently gunshot so that fight shouldn't be here
     
  6. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Well-Known Member Full Member

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    That’s not Ali’s fault...still a brilliant performance...especially for a heavyweight
     
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  7. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    Hilario Zapata vs a number of foes; Torres, Olivo, Tomori II, Nakajima II, Penalosa, Vorasingh, Lucas, etc. All were made to look incredibly poor in title fights as Zap just danced around like a maniac.

    Whitaker's was awesome all the time, but his peak was either in the Ramirez rematch, the aforementioned Nelson fight, or the Pineda fight at 140. Just an insane defensive radar with the reflexes to work it properly.

    Lora was horribly hard to hit in his fight with Zaragoza. Like an uncoiling spring with his movement.

    Benitez's work off the ropes at the end of the 14th vs Palomino was awesome. I hope there's a full fight where he fights like that.

    I've always enjoyed the parrying work that Gerry Penalosa used. Particularly in the De Leon fight, where he was constantly having to readjust due to Ponce's workrate. Maybe not his best defensive performance, but a damn good one.

    Miguel Canto vs Kimio Furesawa is another great one.
     
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  8. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Benitez v Palomino
    Starling v Honeyghan
     
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  9. Indefatigable

    Indefatigable Active Member banned Full Member

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    I like offensive powerhouses that use exquisite defense. Give me
    GOMEZ vs Zarate & DURAN vs. Moore. A master vs a novice.
     
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  10. Flash24

    Flash24 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Both of those fights were brilliant for the winners offensively and defensibly.
     
  11. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    George, you beat me to Benitez-Palomino. What a terrific display from Benitez. I mentioned Starling-Honeyghan as that was one of the best counter-punching displays while fighting behind the tight peek-a-boo style I have ever seen. I will also add in Ralph Dupas v Gil Turner. Poor Gil was at the end of his career and fighting a ghost like Dupas was not the way to go out. Also, about a year ago I saw the Eddie Perkins v Ryu Sorimachi fight and Perkins put on one of the best displays of hit and not get hit I have ever seen. And he did this at the age of 37. Man, would I love to see earlier fights of Perkins.
     
  12. OP_TheJawBreaker

    OP_TheJawBreaker NOBODY hit like that guy! Full Member

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    I don't think so bro, Even a boxing historian agreed that saying that was ali's best performance is like saying larry holmes best performance is his fight with ali.
     
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  13. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

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    Duran v Palomino is the first one that comes to mind
     
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  14. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Winky Wright’s performance against Trinidad was a fine display of defense.

    Miguel Lora looked spectacular defensively against Alberto Davila in their first fight.

    Canto’s fight against Avelar is also a great defensive showing.
     
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  15. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Always enjoyed watching Anselmo Moreno’s work against Darchinyan. Great showing that made him look like Pernell Whitaker.