Which boxers have been the smartest at using feints during bouts?

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  1. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Saw this vid on the 5 types of feinting used by boxers, Floyd and Kovalev feature, which fighters were as good as these two at using or if not better? Loma features too, he`s the feint master.
     
  2. Cecil

    Cecil Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Phaintin Phil Scott
     
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    PhillyPhan69 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Duran is the best I have seen in this regard.
     
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  4. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond You're not going to do it for free Full Member

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    Watch Duran vs Hagler Mark. I recently re scored it.
    This was a battle of the feints.

    Sugar Ray Leonard vs Wilfred Benitez too.

    Willie Pep

    Jung Koo Chang. He had some crazy feints, and they worked every time.

    Jimmy Wilde looked quite the feinter on film.
     
  5. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Active Member Full Member

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    Duran for sure. Michael Spinks use to feint with jab and throw that right hand a lot. Jeresy Joe Walcott used a lot of feints as well.
     
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    salsanchezfan Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Sanchez, Whitaker, Napoles, McGirt.......just a few.
     
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    red cobra Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Napoles and Duran
     
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    Sting like a bean Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Tough to say with limited footage and huge gaps in my personal knowledge, but for me, Joe Gans, Willie Pep, Joe Louis, Benny Leonard and Roberto Duran. Roy Jones deserves honorable mention but his success here seems to me more due to sheer reflexes than cleverness.
     
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  9. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I`ll have another lok at Hagler v Duran, thanks.
     
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  10. mrkoolkevin

    mrkoolkevin Not here for the fairy tales Full Member

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    Hopkins is up there. I tend to find his brand of more subtle foot/head/shoulder feints far more clever than the more obvious "half punch" feints that get all the attention.
     
  11. JackSilver

    JackSilver Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Tyson could knock guy down with a feint. He once feinted to land a punch and Bruce Seldon fell to canvas like he was shot by a cannon.
     
  12. BundiniBlack

    BundiniBlack Active Member Full Member

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    Hopkins and Ricardo Lopez are the best IMO
     
  13. Rumsfeld

    Rumsfeld Moderator Staff Member

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    I was thinking Ward in the same regard, but him and Hopkins both excelled at doing that sort of thing.
     
  14. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Duran would often feint in combination. He would tie a guy in knots reacting to his feints and then bomb away while the opponent was completely out of position from reacting to his feints.
     
  15. red cobra

    red cobra Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    See Duran-Palomino.
     
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