Which fights did the fighter attack another fighters strengths?

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Fat_asian, Jun 6, 2020.

  1. Fat_asian

    Fat_asian Member Full Member

    Dec 8, 2019
    What I mean is that styles make fights, usually one opponent uses the style to counter or confuse his opponent, just like in tua vs oquendo. Fres stayed on the outside boxing and moving like a prime Mohammed Ali to take advantage over tuas inability to throw slugging head Hunter punches while in close. Smart because he was only 5'9".

    But when you look at the holyfield toney fight, jt did everything wrong on paper: it's like he invited himelf to evanders house to be honest. He stayed in the middle of the ring without backing up in favour of holyfield. He didn't take any backward steps in favor holyfield and he slugged it out on the inside favouring holyfield.

    It just so happens that lights out beat evander at his own game! How many fights have you seen where one does not exploit the enemy s weaknesses but instead plays into they're strengths? It may be a colossal achievement in showing ones own courage.
  2. Fat_asian

    Fat_asian Member Full Member

    Dec 8, 2019
    Another example would be ruiz-toney. Ruiz abandoned his herky jerky style in favor of boxing with jt. Well James is a master boxer so Johnny basically removed himself competitively out of the fight. In this case it did not work.
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  3. ashishwarrior

    ashishwarrior Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    crolla putting it on murray and stopping him
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  4. FuryFTW

    FuryFTW Active Member banned Full Member

    Apr 21, 2020
    Benn vs Mclellan

    In the first round Benn tried being more defensive and boxing on the backfoot and got knocked through the ropes

    Then in the second round he said **** it and went to war
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  5. KingKO

    KingKO El Terrible Full Member

    Feb 2, 2019
    Fury going toe to toe with Wilder.
  6. IsaL

    IsaL Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Oct 7, 2006
    Canelo fighting Mexican style against Tripo G.
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  7. bcr

    bcr Well-Known Member Full Member

    Dec 21, 2013
    -Whitaker beating Chávez on the inside.
    -Hearns outboxing Leonard and Leonard outpunching Hearns.
    -Watson stopping Benn.
    -Kalambay outboxing McCallum.
    -Salvador Sánchez outfighting Little Red López.
    -Hector Lopez fought Kostya Tszyu's fight and Tszyu barely won.
    -Mike McCallum realized that he could only beat Jackson if he fought him instead of outboxing him.
    -Michael Carruth won Olympic Gold by making his Cuban opponent, Juan Hernández, fight on the front foot which he wasn't used to.
    -Quarry knocking out Shavers.
    -Erislandy Lara did everything Austin Trout did but better.
    -Segyi backing up GGG.
    -Carbajal outfighting González and then González outboxing Carbajal.
  8. RacingBeat

    RacingBeat Casual lives matter Full Member

    Sep 14, 2013
    Toney did it against Jirov too
  9. Mike Cannon

    Mike Cannon Active Member Full Member

    Apr 29, 2020
    Torres win over Pastrano : Willie was a master with the left jab, so Jose went out and jabbed Pastrano silly for 4 rounds, thus nullifying Willies best asset/weapon.
    Off piste, bcr is that Chuck Wiggins on your avatar ?
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  10. pistal47

    pistal47 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 14, 2007
    LSC outboxing Carl Frampton
  11. klion22

    klion22 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Aug 4, 2007

    Pavlik said he would bully the bully and walk Miranda down but few believed it until he actually did it. Miranda was on a serious role leading up to that fight too.
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  12. klion22

    klion22 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Aug 4, 2007

    Timbo was pissed from the backlash over the Pac decision and was on a mission to prove himself to the boxing world. Dude nearly got KOed several times just to prove a point. Tim showed what he was made of that night.
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  13. Alexis17

    Alexis17 New Member Full Member

    Aug 5, 2014
    Slightly off-topic but I couldn’t believe how stupid Frampton and the McGuigan’s were (maybe due to issues behind the scene).

    They convinced themselves that they fought the best LSC in the 1st fight and that he couldn’t improve or fight any other way despite his father battling cancer and the fact that LSC had a huge reach advantage.
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  14. Dance84

    Dance84 Unicorn and seastar land Full Member

    Oct 11, 2017
    Beat me to it
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  15. willcross

    willcross Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jun 11, 2006
    Gatti trying to box with FMJ?
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