Who's the best fundamental boxer?

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  1. The Malibu Mauler

    The Malibu Mauler Member Full Member

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    Which fighter would you consider the most skilled in terms of textbook technique, but perfect execution?
     
  2. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Active fighter?
     
  3. The Malibu Mauler

    The Malibu Mauler Member Full Member

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    Either active or inactive
     
  4. Greb & Papke 707

    Greb & Papke 707 Train by day Joe Rogan podcast by night, all day Full Member

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    I always thought Alexis Arguello had insanely good Textbook skills
     
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  5. Flash24

    Flash24 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    My 1st thought, followed by J.Louis. Sal Sanchez, Prime Hagler, and Leonard, Benitez, J.Napoles was perfect with form. W.Gomez before he realized he did have Bazookas in his fist.
     
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  6. emallini

    emallini Boxing Junkie Full Member

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  7. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Youngest Ezzard Charles Fan Ever Full Member

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    The first two to come to mind are Joe Louis and Lennox Lewis
     
  8. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Active Member Full Member

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    Duran was simply born to fight.
     
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    Gazelle Punch Active Member Full Member

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    Feel like modern boxing wouldn’t be what it is today without Joe Louis and his technique and success. But Mayweather was amazing fighting many different ways and seemed almost flawless in everything he did
     
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    nikrj Active Member Full Member

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    Harold Johnson and Eder Jofre were oudstanding in terms of textbook technique.
     
  11. Bill1234

    Bill1234 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Orlando Canizales
     
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  13. JC40

    JC40 Boxing fan since 1972 Full Member

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    Old Bhops did everything correctly from a technical perspective. He could basically do it all. He could fight coming forward ( Keith Holmes fight ), fight on the outside utilising a good jab and footwork ( Echolls, Trinidad, Pavlik ) or both at once ( Glenn Johnson ).

    Evander Holyfield is the most versatile fighter over 200 pounds I have seen. Like Hopkins he could fight coming forwards or backwards.

    Cheers All.
     
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  14. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

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    I'll add Benny Leonard and Ezzard Charles to the above listed names. If were to believe Eddie Futch then Holeman William's also deserves a shout.
     
  15. JC40

    JC40 Boxing fan since 1972 Full Member

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    Charles is a really good example.
     

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