The Perfect Hook

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  1. greynotsoold

    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Dempsey1234 loved that fight; he posted it here some years ago and, if you were on his daily list for a phone call and boxing talk, you will have talked about it often.
    Dempsey1234 was the Ring Magazine California correspondent for 'ringside reports' at the time and was ringside for this fight.
     
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  2. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxing Hagiographer Full Member

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  3. HolDat

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    Pipino Cuevas' career :D
     
  4. CharlieFirpo85

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    P4P the most ferocious left hook.



    And ofc Tommy Morrison (someone mentioned before but i see it the same way)

    But Tommy was pretty much open and vulnerable for counters, when he threw it. When it comes to the whole delivery system, timing, technique, accuracy... we have to consider young Tysons left hook as one of the best overall in HW History.
     
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  5. scartissue

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    Wish I had known that. I would have liked to have asked him what happened to Logan as this was his last fight. Was it injury or what? Because to retire after your career best win is unusual. I don't know when Dempsey was last posting here but I only saw this fight about 2 years ago. It is well worth it to see. Here is what I wrote in the scorecard thread:

    Just watched a fight that I never saw and never knew was out there on youtube. The 1979 slugfest between Alfonso Zamora and Eddie 'Motorboat' Logan. This was scored with the 10 point must rather than the California point system. Bombs away!

    Round 1: 10-9 Zamora
    Round 2: 10-9 Zamora
    Round 3: 10-10 Even
    Round 4: 10-9 Logan
    Round 5: 10-9 Zamora
    Round 6: 10-8 Zamora (scores a knockdown)
    Round 7: 10-9 Zamora
    Round 8: 10-8 Logan (scores a knockdown)
    Round 9: Logan stops Zamora

    Total (through 8 completed rounds): 77-74 Zamora

    For a guy with so few fights, Logan was amazing. And even more amazing, this was his last fight. Don't know the story, but he went out on a high note.
     
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  6. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Basically
     
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  7. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    On the subject of Cuevas, check this out. His first fight with Angel Espada. Pipino decked Espada 3 times in the 2nd round all with left hooks. All of them were beauties, but the first one, at 1:36 of the film was absolutely sweet. Check it out.

     
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  8. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Here's a terrific one for you. At 2:15 of this vid, Dick Tiger and Henry Hank land simultaneous left hooks that made me yell aloud. Amazing that they still stood there swapping shots.

     
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  9. Cobra33

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    I can't believe Espada got up!!!! Man Pipino has got to be one of the hardest punchers in welterweight history.
     
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  10. Eddie Ezzard

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    I've said before, I think this is the most aesthetically pleasing hook ever down to the fluidity of both men's movements. It's seamless. Joe's rise is almost mirrored in reverse by Ali's fall and almost like synchronised swimming. Plus it was in colour bur before sponsors' logoes started polluting the ring canvas, fighters' trunks etc. A sumptuous few seconds.

    However, I don't think it was as good a punch as a much shorter one Joe landed in the 11th. Ali was against the ropes in the corner and although he didn't go down, I think it stunned him much more. He did his 'Is that all you got wobble?' which he reserved for when they'd 'shaken his kinfolk back in Africa'.

    I see Foster v Quarry gets a mention. I'd chuck in the Tiger KO too. And getting back to Ali, his own on Bonavena was a belter.
     
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  11. Eddie Ezzard

    Eddie Ezzard Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Speaking of FotC, these pics are great.

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    As the photographer says, Ali was not in great shape with only a few weeks to go. His belly was flabby and soft. He got there in the end but it does make me wonder - ever so slightly - if the fight, while a tremendous spectacle without compare in the sport, may not actually have been the pinnacle of the practice of boxing, given the shape Ali was in no more than five weeks before fight night. He'd fought Bonavena the previous December. What did he do in January? Just eat pasta with chocolate sauce?
     
  12. HolDat

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    That was nasty!!
     
  13. Flo_Raiden

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    Frazier’s left hook on Bob Foster was a peach. Although Foster was the smaller man the left hook that finished him was a brutal shot and it nearly took his head off.
     
  14. scartissue

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    Check out Jerry Quarry's left hook on Alex Miteff at 8:10 of this vid. Wow!!