Most skilled pressure / swarmer fighters of the last 20 years.

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  1. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Who would you say was the most skilled fighter that used the come forward, aggressive style in recent time (mainly around the 2000s to current).
    I'd say Roman Gonzalez.
     
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  2. tinman

    tinman Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Marco Antonio Barrera, Roman Gonzalez, GGG
     
  3. Paranoid Android

    Paranoid Android Manny Pacquiao — The Thurmanator Full Member

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    The pressure that Roman brought was obscene. Very scary. I'd say GGG as well.
     
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  4. sean

    sean pale peice of pig`s ear Full Member

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    calzaghe was the most skilled in your face fighter of recent times
    not the power and
    he looked ugly in some fights but he could switch up and adjust v boxers/punchers/brawlers/defensive/offensive fighters and stay in there face while doing it and at the same time let his hands go.

    he is liked and disliked equally/ not a fighter for the purists but he was the most effective in your face fighter of recent times.
     
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  5. drenlou

    drenlou The Real KING OF THE HILL! Full Member

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    Nah.. there's been better pressure fighters than GGG... Don't like to.admit this because he's a cheat but Margarito is one of the best pressure fighters ever.period..
     
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  6. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I`d say he was up there with GGG, but Joe was a little open to straight rights, in saying that Canelo was able to escape to his left without GG cutting him off and he didn`t throw many body shots whereas Joe had a good jab to the body and a great 1-2 reverse to the chest in the Kessler fight.
     
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    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    He couldn`t cut the ring off Pac.
     
  8. drenlou

    drenlou The Real KING OF THE HILL! Full Member

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    Pac is too quick with feet and hand.. it' almost impossible for anybody to cut the ring off on that version of pac.. similar to GGG not cutting the ring off effectively against Canelo unless he went to the ropes himself.
     
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    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    JC Chavez would have cut the ring off Pac and Canelo`s evasive footwork is smarter than Pac`s was so I feel Margarito would be exposed against Canelo also.
     
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    drenlou The Real KING OF THE HILL! Full Member

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    Chavez Sr had a problem with fast fighters, that's no question. I don't think he'd have loads of success, but he'd have more than Margarito that's for sure.. But pressuring a peaking Pac comes with its dangers as well.
     
  11. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Pac great offensive moves but Chavez was great at slipping shots on the inside and countering.
     
  12. drenlou

    drenlou The Real KING OF THE HILL! Full Member

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    He got hit more frequent against fast fighters, look at the Taylor, Whitaker and De La Hoya fight for proof. Pac at his peak is one of the fastest combination punchers of all time and Chavez would have a heck of a hard time slipping pacs punches.
     
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  13. navigator

    navigator "Billy Graham? He's my man." Full Member

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    We've had some enjoyable and effective ones, but not many especially skilled ones.

    Orlando Salido got better and better on the job. During his optimum performance years, he was an educated pressure fighter with some sound fundamentals and good timing, able to set attacks up and use disguises, throw creative combinations, work the body effectively, cut the ring down with his shifting footwork, counterpunch while pressing the fight. Deserves a shout alongside the more illustrious names.
     
  14. cippi

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    prolly pacman... but errol spence will take this over.
     
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    Jose Luis Castillo during his peak he was by far the best pressure fighter in the game. Educated jab subtle defense could cut off the ring excellent body puncher good power chin and stamia.