Which boxer was the best using the check hook?

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  1. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    McCallum, R.Jones and Mayweather Jr were all masters at retreating and landing the hook like Floyd did when stopping Hatton, but who used it the best and the most consistently?
     
  2. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft The Cincinnati Cobra Full Member

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    Ezzard Charles was pretty mean
     
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  3. ecto55

    ecto55 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    From a strictly technical sense, of those three, probably Roy Jones....for instance he won the fight against John Ruiz at heavy in the first round or two by training Ruiz' aggression with check hook's thrown perfectly.
     
  4. Saad54

    Saad54 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Tony Tubbs had a good one. See the Page and Bowe fights.
     
  5. The Undefeated Lachbuster

    The Undefeated Lachbuster Idealism must not be staunched by safety Full Member

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  6. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Thomas Hearns was about the best I’ve seen with it.

    Watch how he controlled Cuevas with it in the first round before he became more aggressive and attacking in the second. He utilized it throughout the Benitez fight with good effect in a much more tactical affair. He had Roldan’s head on a tether with it every time the crude Argentine rushed in.

    It’s there in all sorts of different styles of fight consistently throughout the Hit Man’s career.
     
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  7. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Bebop Boxer Full Member

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    Joe Louis is up there.
     
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  8. Sting like a bean

    Sting like a bean Well-Known Member Full Member

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  9. Wass1985

    Wass1985 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Ali had a great check hook come uppercut.......
     
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  10. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    RIP
     
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  11. The Morlocks

    The Morlocks Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Yet another poster singing the praises of the "great" Tony Tubbs! Excellent job Mark.
     


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