what does the term Mexican Style means to people?

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  1. Drew101

    Drew101 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    There are at least a couple of distinct Mexican styles.

    Daniel Zaragoza, Manuel Medina, and Leo Santa Cruz are examples of one particular template of Mexican boxer, which involves working at range and using volume punching and footwork to keep opponents at bay and off balance.

    Carlos Zarate was a long range bomber in the mold of Alexis Arguello.

    Miguel Canto and Canelo Alvarez are defensively adept counter punchers.

    JCC superstar was a technically adept swamer.

    Multiple styles have flourished in Mexican boxing.
     
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  2. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft The Cobra Will Always Bite Back... Full Member

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    Canto and Canelo don't really fight like eachother though, but I see your point.
    Saldivar is often labelled a swarmer, and maybe rightly so, but he was more like Tyson or Loma. Barrera too. Guys like Olivares(my #1 Mexican), Morales, Márquez, Zarate, Chucho, Lopez, Canto, Roman, Barrera, Saldivar, Canelo ect are all non swarmers.

    I think we agree that most Mexican (great) fighters aren't swarmers. The majority are boxer-punchers
     
  3. greynotsoold

    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I wouldn't call Chavez a "swarmer", though he certainly brought pressure, there was much more to his game.
     
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  4. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft The Cobra Will Always Bite Back... Full Member

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    Eh, I agree that his skills are underrated, but he definitely was a swarmer. He didn't rely on people opening up from feints, baits and counters like Barrera or Saldivar. He enforced himself on them and imposed his own style at high volume, aggressively. Definitely a swarmer imo.
     
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  5. Drew101

    Drew101 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Canto and Canelo were very different, but they both tend to rely on defense to set up attacking opportunities. I actually think that JCC might be better termed as an aggressive boxer puncher, too, now that I think about it. His patience and accuracy tend to be underrated but were impressive aspects of his game.
     
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  6. PIPO23

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    it's a stereotype put on Mexican boxers to be come forward bla bla. Which is not 100 percent true most Mexican or at least elite level Mehicano are boxer/ puncher some elite counter puncher with good chin and stamina. But because they are not slick or go running around the ring yes sometimes they do like to stand there to brawl which makes for explosive wars.
     
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  7. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    JCC Sr.
     
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  8. Hanz Cholo

    Hanz Cholo Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Like any Mexican confrontation.
    It typically means to the death.
    Like a Mexican stand off.

    the boxing term is more figurative then literal.

    basically 2 dudes go head to head & trade.
    Till one is no longer standing.

    Though there are exceptions to the rule.
    typically less defensive skill more offensive will. Tit for tat
    With More inside fighting think corrales vs Castillo.
     
  9. Holler

    Holler Doesn't appear to be a paid matchroom PR shill Full Member

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    It's a very deep and meaningful statement about the unique relationship between the proud nation of Mexico and the noble art of boxing. Best summed up in my view
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    of a fighter that lives and breathes Mexico and which says more than I could ever hope to.
     
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  10. tee_birch

    tee_birch Well-Known Member Full Member

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    It reminds me of the style of fighting GGG promised the fans for the Canelo rematch before boxing timidly off the back foot
     
  11. Eggman

    Eggman Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Morales against maidana was brilliant

    was rooting for maidana, but standing in front of chino and out slugging/crafting/boxing him at his age was something to behold
     
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    northpaw Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Take two to land the perfect one, come forward, forehead in the opponents chest and bang to the body, minimal defense. All heart.
     
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    If they use blades, we use blades
    if they use guns, we use guns
    if they unleash relentless Mexican style body assault, we are ****ed.
     
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  14. Hanz Cholo

    Hanz Cholo Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I also think hagler vs hearns along with corrales vs Castillo, Barrera vs Morrales
    Gatti vs Ward.
    All classic examples of Mexican style type fights.
     
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  15. KO KIDD

    KO KIDD Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Regardless of fighting style it's that relentless will to win matched with an inate ability to bring a fire fight

    Think of Marquez, great well schooled boxer but he had a huge heart and fighting spirit and when guys like Pacquiao or Diaz or katsidis brought the heat he could withstand it and dish back out despite being the so called "boxer"

    Morales and Barrera were both highly skilled boxers but if push came to shove they could and would take you to war
     


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