Most astonishing and skillful moves you've seen

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  1. Contro

    Contro Boxing Addict Full Member

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    For me the ones that come to mind are

    Tysons knockdown of quick Tillis, the quickness with which he repositioned his feet after ducking Tillis' lead hook and the speed of his own hook were incredible for a 215lb man

    RJJs knockdown of reggie johnson punch combination counter over johnson's jab that was so fast it was barely visible. Incredible reflexes and speed on the trigger. The Glen Kelly KO and James Toney knockdown were outrageous as well.


    Evander Holyfields timed right hand that put Mike Tyson on ***** street. Perfect timing and calmnesswhile Mike was trying to bail himself out of trouble with his own right hand. Same shot he KOd Qawi and almost KOd Foreman with.

    Roberto Durans KD of Carlos Palomino.
    Incredible elegance, measured his range with a throw away jab and then lowered the hammer just at the right time
     
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  2. zadfrak

    zadfrak Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Another one is Curry stepping in and firing that short left hook against McCrory. Perfect balance while moving his feet. Pinpoint accuracy & really not that big of a window McCrory left open for Donald to execute a punch like that. Beautiful.

    Foreman and those brutal left uppercuts against Ledoux and Cooney. The one against Gentleman Gerry was even better because he was walking in and threw that uppercut off his lead foot. Hardly anybody has the balance to even bother throwing a left uppercut and here's a guy firing a picture perfect one while walking in.

    The one against Ledoux I was in the arena for. Whatever else he was, nobody put Scott in a heap like that. He was a tough guy that could be hurt but not finished like that. Everyone in the arena knew it was over and the sound of that impact was something. Can't think of too many heavies eating that shot.
     
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  3. Colonel Sanders

    Colonel Sanders NSB defector Full Member

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    RJJ threw a short hook while jumping backwards to evade a lead hook from a charging Ruiz. Next lvl kind of ****, and it happens so fast you need to watch the replay to really appreciate it. He places his hook right before the Ruiz right, knocking him off balance.

    I remember Harold Johnson did some amazing stuff against Ezzard Charles too.

     
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  4. Tramell

    Tramell Well-Known Member Full Member

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    At exactly 10 seconds left in round 2. JCC blocks a shot with his elbow tucked like a chicken wing LOL! He does it a few times in the fight.
     
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  5. SuzieQ49

    SuzieQ49 Officer Full Member

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    You can name any fighter in history who displayed an amazing skill and you come up with a blubbery cheeseburger eating year old George Foreman knocking out a walking corpse?
     
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  6. Xplosive

    Xplosive Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Skill aside, in terms of pure talent - the two punch combo Roy knocked down Reggie Johnson with is still the most amazing thing I've ever seen in boxing.
     
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  7. SuzieQ49

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    This has to rate up there
     
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    SnatchBox Ocean of Tears Full Member

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    Ray Leonard no current fighter compares. It'd be laughable if a Video game tried to replicate Leonard.

    one of a kind combos
     
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    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

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    The entire display Duran put on against DeJesus 3 Palomino and Moore for me. The entire performances were a thing a fistic beauty.
     
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    A few of Joe Calzaghe's performances do it for me.
     
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    klompton2 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Gypsy Joe Harris did something Ive never seen before. When he fought Ted Wright he backed himself into a corner. As Wright closed in and got ready to unload Gypsy Joe launched sideways, bounced off the ropes, and then as Wright started throwing leather Gypsy Joe kept bouncing back and forth between the two ropes in the corner like a pinball to avoid the punches. It was pretty cool.

    Benitez making Hearns miss a long, stained and deadly combo in their fight was awsome to behold in slow mo.
     
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  13. zadfrak

    zadfrak Boxing Addict Full Member

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    That's right.

    Go ahead and list the conventional fighters you've seen that throw a perfect left uppercut off their lead foot while walking in. Then name the southpaws you've seen throwing a right uppercut off their lead foot walking in.
     
  14. Contro

    Contro Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Yeah that uppercut was brutal. I think the one against mike jameson that sent the mouthpiece flying was the most visually devastating looking
     
  15. Contro

    Contro Boxing Addict Full Member

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    J
    Jones, tyson, Linares, lomachenko and Foreman.
    Maybe whitaker and marquez.
    But yeah its rare. And risky
     


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