Rate the counter punching ability of Charles and Walcott

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  1. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    As counter puncher's, how high would you rate them?
     
  2. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Ridin' the rails Full Member

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    Charles first, Walcott second. Charles was a consummate technician, could make you lead or lead himself, and punish you accordingly.

    Walcott is more aesthetic though. That KO of Charles is one of the best counters ever.
     
  3. The Undefeated Lachbuster

    The Undefeated Lachbuster Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Walcott 10/10, Charles 9.9/10

    Both ATG counterpunchers. Charles knocked Walcott down with a counter, Walcott sparked Charles out with one.
     
  4. KuRuPT

    KuRuPT Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Walcott was a better pure counterpuncher. Charles the better overall technician
     
  5. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I'm not certain Charles isn't the best 175lb fighter ever, so I don't think he's deficient in anything. I'd rate them both equally in this category , Walcott probably relied on counters more than Charles but that's just an opinion.
     
  6. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Youngest Ezzard Charles Fan Ever Full Member

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    Both 10/10

    Charles edges it for me coz he's quicker but Walcotts power was deadly at his size range.
    Also given prime Walcott probably didn't exist and we can't see prime Charles we don't really know
     
  7. mrkoolkevin

    mrkoolkevin Not here for the fairy tales Full Member

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    That's how I see it and it's not even close (on either point), really. I don't see the basis for rating Charles a "9" or a "10" here.
     
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