Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Scott Cork, Mar 17, 2021.
Hands of stone
The tekkers of his infighting - he's showing high-level catch wrestling skills in there - the use of forearms, the elbow and bicep traps, the uppercuts, finding space with weight shifts, dips, pivots - really high level stuff in there.
Ridiculously vicious relentlessness.
At 135 his power and viciousness.
At 147 and up his subtle defensive mastery and unsurpassed infighting and countering ability.
At all weights his aura.
Relentless, vicious ridiculousness.
That right hand lead. The way he threw it, the position he held his right glove, ****ed slightly. It was quick, explosive, hard to avoid. The horse even tried to roll with it but was slept in hay.
His judgment of distance. He knew exactly where he and his opponent where at all times.
His thinking. that ring iq was amazing
All the above.
It's really hard to pick just one.
It's such a boxing tragic wank answer, but his transitions from defence to attack and attack to defence are astonishing, it's like tear to a glass eye stuff, for me it was years before I even really understood what i was looking at. When he does a really good one it makes me laugh. This provides for him punching opportunities that other fighters don't have - all time great fighters. Jofre. Ray Leonard. Hagler. They didn't have these opportunities. I think that this is what Arcel meant by "natural fighter", seeing and understanding what was possible.
He sees and understands what is possible better than any fighter filmed in colour.
Mixing offense with Defense and vice versa.