Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Fergy, Jul 14, 2021.
Benn went on to lose to Watson a year after this sparring took place.
He would have had a very hard time hitting Duran cleanly, Duran was far better defensively than Benn and had been in with a much higher caliber of fighter by 1988.
Toney did land a lot on Nunn who was getting sloppy, but he was also struggling, he did not win the last three rounds they were even at least.
There is a thing called a body.
Benn didn`t go to the body as much at 160, it hurt him v Watson who used the high guard.
Try telling that to poor little Reginald Marks.
Good body shots but Jesus compare that guy`s skinny waist to Duran`s! Plus Duran would have been countering better and was harder to hit.
Marks had 3 professional fights at the time and lost his previous one by KO3 against a guy that had 6 fights. On top of this he weighed under 154 while Benn weighed 162. Hammering this guy with body blows would be so comparable to hammering Duran to the body wouldn't it LOL
Young Benn wasn’t immune to throwing body punches, that’s the point. He hit Duran with a peach of a right hook to the body followed by an uppercut to the chin.
Roberto’s too small for an explosive type natural middle.
But not to small to floor a power punching 160 pounder like Barkley who hurt Benn but nevder managed to hurt Duran over 12 rounds.
Stop playing word games and find a hobby.
Benn slaughters Duran. Period.
Duran was in with better oppostion to Benn, Nigel was not an ATG, Duran was special despite being small at 160.
Find a hobby.