Name boxers from the 1930's - 1970's who displayed dazzling footwork and intelligent boxing

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  1. GatherInformation101

    GatherInformation101 New Member Full Member

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    - Jersey Joe Walcott
    - Willie Pep
    - Willie Pastrano
     
  2. miniq

    miniq Big Stiff Idiot Full Member

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    Joe Louis
     
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  3. GatherInformation101

    GatherInformation101 New Member Full Member

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    I didn't really like Joe Louis style, I mainly liked the boxers I posted. They were really smooth and nice with their footwork.
     
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  5. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxing Hagiographer Full Member

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    I'll never understand how someone can't like Joe Louis.
     
  6. Perkin Warbeck

    Perkin Warbeck Richard Duke of York Full Member

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    Emile Griffith
    Kid Berg
    Benny Leonard
    Barney Ross
    Ike Williams
     
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  7. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    I stuck with fighters there's film of that I've seen. Some more of the Murderer's Row could theoretically make it, but I didn't put them on. Same with John Henry Lewis and other 30s LHWs.

    Fighting Harada
    Jose Napoles
    Kuniaki Shibata
    Midget Wolgast
    Ernesto Marcel
    Miguel Canto
    Ezzard Charles
    Eder Jofre
    Lionel Rose
    Luis Rodriguez
    Ismael Laguna
    Archie Moore
    Eddie Perkins
    Kid Gavilan
    Ruben Olivares
    Billy Conn
    Harold Johnson
     
  8. Mike Cannon

    Mike Cannon Active Member Full Member

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    Really ! shuffling Joe had dazzling foot work ?
     
  9. miniq

    miniq Big Stiff Idiot Full Member

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    Joe wasn't dazzling he was efficient
     
  10. Mike Cannon

    Mike Cannon Active Member Full Member

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    Agreed. shook his hand in Vegas 1980 while I was over there to see Minter/Antoufermo fight, shame really, he was by then confined to a wheelchair and unable to speak ! I was charged $10 ,apparently this money was for Joes upkeep, on reflection whish I hadn't seen the great champ so disposed. keep well.
     
  11. vast

    vast Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Salvador Sanchez
     
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  12. ConfusedGuy

    ConfusedGuy New Member Full Member

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    Me neither. Can't remember if it was a forward in Joue Louis' book or a part from Robinsons....but I remember Robinson talking about people saying that Joe didn't look great with his footwork as it wasnt flashy, and Robinson countering that by saying that he did in fact have excellent footwork, its just that he used his feet to make sure he was ALWAYS capable of landing incredibly hard punches!
     
  13. SmackDaBum

    SmackDaBum TKO7 Full Member

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    Joe Louis footwork worked because of his size at The time. For a smaller agressor (as he must have been today or else he would have been totally smoked) Floyd Patterson had much better footwork.
     
  14. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxing Hagiographer Full Member

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    Louis fought tons of opponents his size or larger.