Max Baer’s style

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  1. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I'll watch it again. I just remember a slugfest in a phone booth. It was Don Frye vs Takayama before it happened.
     
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  2. Glass City Cobra

    Glass City Cobra Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Which made the fight harder than it needed to be. Baer had an enormous reach advantage and continuously allowed the much shorter stockier opponent to slug it out. A solid jab, clinching, better footwork and defense could have made this a clinic.

    To quote Teddy Atlas: "what the heck is the point of being tall if you're not going to fight tall?".
     
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  3. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Was Baer "bigger than the vast majority of guys he fought"?

    Yes or no.
     
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  4. mrkoolkevin

    mrkoolkevin Gone Till November Full Member

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    mrkoolkevin Gone Till November Full Member

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    Both men put on a scintillating display of the sweet science at its most sublime:

     
  6. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Ii6 Full Member

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    The same is true for someone like Lewis or Foreman, except than Baer was smaller in one fourth of his fights while they were almost never smaller.

    Baer being bigger than most of opponents doesn't mean anything, because he fought a lot of bigger opponents and he fared better against them than against smaller ones. It's not like he was a giant back then, he fought many fighters much heavier and much taller than him.

    If you want to blame Baer for his size, blame Ali, Foreman, Lewis, Jeffries, Louis and Wladimir more than him.
     
  7. louis54

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    Hardest hitter ever, even above dempsey....but wasnt a Patterson in hand speed
     
  8. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    There was some method to his madness . Maybe the worst defense I’ve ever seen though lol
     
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  9. louis54

    louis54 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Both would ko weak chinned tyson
     
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  10. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    He was crude, but he was not an idiot.

    OK, he probably was an idiot, but he still gave some thought to how he was going to fight given opponents.
     
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  11. Mike Cannon

    Mike Cannon Active Member Full Member

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    yea, he sort of threw his punches from waist or hip level, on a upward arch, very perculiar......
     
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  12. BCS8

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    If you enjoyed that, you'll love this:

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  13. mirkofilipovic

    mirkofilipovic ESB Technical Support Full Member

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    Okay
     
  14. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Remember in that one thread where you said that Max Baer would crush Riddick Bowe?? Because I remember it!!
     
  15. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Max Baer seemed pretty fleet footed to me.