Most well conditioned fighters you've seen?

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  1. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Well-Known Member Full Member

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  2. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Emile Griffith.....and people say muscles are bad for boxers
     
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  3. Bokaj

    Bokaj Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Peak Pac was just out of this world. He takes the cake for me. Hagler was something else as well. And let's not forget prime Duran. As with Hopkins, people can be a bit blinded by the past prime version. Duran was a relentless beast in his prime.
     
  4. Bokaj

    Bokaj Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Calzaghe and Jirov have been very correctly mentioned here, but peak Pac was a power punching version of them. Also smaller, of course, but to keep up that combination of output and power is just beyond anything I've seen.
     
  5. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    Hopkins was a freak of nature in terms of conditioning. The first Mercado fight is testimony to this. He threw 100 punches a round from the first to the twelfth in 100+ degree heat, something like 9000ft above sea level in Quito and he came on stronger late. One of the best showings ever IMO.

    The fact that he stayed in such good condition that he could comfortably make 160 at 40, and meet DLH's catch-weights at that age. The fact he stayed in shape until he was 50 is only more evidence.

    Definitely one of the most dedicated fighters ever.
     
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  6. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Barry McGuigan in his peak years.
     
  7. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    Zack Padilla was a modern version of Henry Armstrong. Think his fight with Oliveria holds the record for punch output
     
  8. The Long Count

    The Long Count Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Wayne McCullough was a cardio machine
     
  9. HolDat

    HolDat Active Member Full Member

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    Did anybody say Jeff Fenech?
     
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  10. Saad54

    Saad54 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Saad
    Salvador Sanchez
    Arguello
    Pedroza
    Boza
     
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  11. Indefatigable

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    Leaving out heavys
    1 Roberto Duran Montreal
    2 Wilfredo Gomez -Zarate Pintor LaPorte just look at his body ame as Duran above
    3 Braxton 1981
    4 Hagler vs Hamsho 1 & Sibson
    5. Pac
    6.Maywrather
    7 Saad Muhammad
    8. Margarito at Welter
    9. Sanchez always top 5 pd f pd
    10 Saoul Mamby
     
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  12. djanders

    djanders Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Any pure swarmers, for as long as they can keep doing it. When they can't get into that perfect shape anymore, they're reduced to standing around looking for that big punch that rarely comes.
     
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  13. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    Ray Mancini
     
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