Skilled boxers who were one-dimensional

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Flo_Raiden, May 2, 2012.



  1. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

    3,583
    1,457
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Oct 12, 2010
    Title may sound a bit of an oxymoron but there are some examples where a fighter can have good boxing ability but isn't versatile in other departments and only fights one way with no plan B.
    I think Ivan Calderon, as good as what he does, is pretty one dimensional overall.
     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2019
  2. Flea Man

    Flea Man มวยสากล Full Member

    82,218
    773
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Sep 7, 2008
    Why are Gatti and Corrales in with these guys?! Even Jackson and Pryor are levels above those two.
     
  3. MRBILL

    MRBILL Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    21,118
    26
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Oct 9, 2008
    George Foreman of 1990 to 1995......

    MR.BILL
     
  4. greynotsoold

    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

    3,043
    847
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Aug 17, 2011
    If you have great boxing skills, why would you want to fight some 'other' way?
     
  5. john garfield

    john garfield Boxing Junkie Full Member

    11,828
    31
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Aug 5, 2004
    Billy Graham
     
  6. MRBILL

    MRBILL Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    21,118
    26
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Oct 9, 2008
    That's going back a few yrs.:bbb

    MR.BILL:hat
     
  7. john garfield

    john garfield Boxing Junkie Full Member

    11,828
    31
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Aug 5, 2004
    He fits the description, doesn' he,MB?
     
  8. MagnaNasakki

    MagnaNasakki Boxing Junkie Full Member

    7,658
    17
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Jan 21, 2006
    Wladimir Klitschko.

    Watch the fights with McCline and Mercer. That's one slick, badass boxing heavyweight.

    His fights today have largely abandoned the dynamic fluidity of his early style in favor of his concussive straight punches and imposing physical strength.

    Wlad fights in a hyper European style nowadays because it worked, but there was a short stretch where he was the most dynamic heavyweight on the scene, and viewed as Lewis' inevitable successor.
     
  9. joebeadg

    joebeadg Active Member Full Member

    1,347
    285
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Dec 3, 2005
    Alexus arguillo, pretty one dimensional, but great
     
  10. Vantage_West

    Vantage_West ヒップホップ·プロデューサー Full Member

    20,196
    28
    Sportsbook:
    900
    Jul 11, 2006
  11. JohnnyB

    JohnnyB Member Full Member

    162
    0
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Apr 4, 2012
    Manny Stewarts fighters tend to fight a certain way, behind the jab. Lots of grabbing and leaning as well from his heavyweights.


    I always liked Ricky Hatton even though some don't, in recent years he climbed high up the ranks with a style that wasn't hard to predict. Opponents knew exactly what Hatton was going to. He only had one way of fighting.
     
  12. Flea Man

    Flea Man มวยสากล Full Member

    82,218
    773
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Sep 7, 2008
    Not true. Hatton had two ways of fighting, but could only do one at a time in any given fight.

    For example, boxing: Paulie
    Mauling: Tszyu
     
  13. JohnnyB

    JohnnyB Member Full Member

    162
    0
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Apr 4, 2012

    Hatton did very little boxing in his career. I'm not reaching too far when I say that.

    Hatton was more cautious after the Floyd and Lazcano fights because he had lost his pomp and needed his confidence back.

    Hatton personified the come forward aggressive wrestling fighter that worked well on the inside. Not many would dispute this was his boxing style.

    I've noticed you're a touch contrarion. ;)
     
  14. Flea Man

    Flea Man มวยสากล Full Member

    82,218
    773
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Sep 7, 2008
    Tackie was before Tszyu. He boxed there as well.

    I only post to the contrary when I think someone is wrong.
     
  15. Russell

    Russell Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    40,908
    9,488
    Sportsbook:
    500
    Apr 1, 2007