Most well conditioned fighters you've seen?

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  1. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    Armstrong's workrate >>>
     
  2. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    Alexis Arguello
    Salvador Sanchez
    Vicente Saldivar
    Eusebio Pedroza

    All Spartans in training, and had a ridiculous workrate in the final three.
     
  3. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing banned Full Member

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    Agreed on Diaz. Never did roadwork either!
     
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  4. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxing Hagiographer Full Member

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    Read about Jem Carney? He had a freaky ability to do better as the fight went on.

    Even in his last fight against Dick Burge, coming off an over 3 year lay off, he was doing better as it wore on.
     
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  5. Tin_Ribs

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    Armstrong, Arguello, Sanchez, Saldivar, Tiger, Pedroza, French, Harada, Buchanan, Calzaghe all jumped to mind but have been mentioned.

    Ohba was a machine when he hit his stride despite being wobbly early on, he was like a cyborg in the late rounds.

    I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Battling Nelson tbh, always thought he was looked upon as a standard bearer in this sense.

    Anybody else think Galaxy? He often didn't give the cannon fodder he fought much of a chance to go deep into fights but really carried his power and workrate late imo. Moon the same, especially taking into account the missed punches that can really sap your energy.

    A lot of the great movers with limited power but a consistent output were often routinely conditioned and prepared to go 15 at a pace. Canto still doesn't get enough credit in this regard imo. Always having to move his feet, stay on his toes, pivot, slide, slip shots, take half steps etc while giving up size and strength all the time. Always needing to dictate the range despite his short reach and maintain his alertness and mental energy while staying relaxed.

    I'm also surprised that Griffith hasn't been mentioned, he was the epitomy of great conditioning over the championship distance even when well past his prime.
     
  6. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Good point, relative to size and weightclass Rocky and Frazier are insane.
     
  7. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I did!
     
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  8. roughdiamond

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    I'll look him up. Thanks Bit.
     
  9. roughdiamond

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    Kuniaki Shibata is ridiculously impressive imo due to being able to keep both his fast movement and explosiveness for the entire 15 rounds, even in hard fights.
     
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  10. Flash24

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    Prime Ali, Prime A,Pryor. B,Chacon , B, Edwards pop in my mind , some not
    mentioned. E.Pedroza lived for taking opponents past 12rds.
     
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  11. Flash24

    Flash24 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Just about to give him so love.
     
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  12. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Others not mentioned:

    Myung Woo Yuh
    Roman Gonzalez
    Paul Williams
     
  13. George Crowcroft

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    I was thinking of Shibata as well. Insane athleticism.
     
  14. Bronze Tiger

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    Virgil Hill ....he had excellent legs in the 2nd half of the fight
     
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  15. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Well-Known Member Full Member

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