Who's the best fundamental boxer?

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  1. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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  2. PernellSweetPea

    PernellSweetPea Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I could mention someone legendary, but I will say Sumbu Kalambay. He had the nicest movement and counters I have ever seen.
     
  3. SeanK

    SeanK New Member Full Member

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    Duran brawled in such a technically sound and effective way.

    Louis was great.

    I don’t like him too much but Mayweather seems to have pretty much perfected his technique.
     
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  4. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Bronson Full Member

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    Off the top of my head:

    Harold Johnson.

    Orlando Canizales.

    Jose Napoles

    Joe 'Old Bones' Brown

    Ricardo Lopez

    Floyd Mayweather Jr

    Lionel Rose (beautiful technique)
     
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  5. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Crawford or Lomachenko, then maybe Spence.
     
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  6. Blaxx

    Blaxx New Member Full Member

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    Thomas Hearns
    SRR
    Jose Napoles
    Ezzard Charles
    George Benton
    Wilfred Benitez
    Alexis Arguello
    Joe Louis

    I think all these guys and most mentioned so far are technically sound. Joe Louis and Arguello are probably the most "correct" but other guys like SRR were likelier to improvise in there and break the rules a bit, not because they lacked fundamentals but because they were skilled enough to get away with it, and the payoff was worth the risk.
     
  7. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Bronson Full Member

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    Garcia?
     
  8. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Willie Pep, Lionel Rose and Albert Davila
     
  9. mrkoolkevin

    mrkoolkevin Not here for the fairy tales Full Member

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    I assume you're asking for guys who excelled with pretty basic, sound fundamentals and textbook technique with no "special effects"--not necessarily the guys who are the most skilled or most complete, right?

    If so, I might go with Finito Lopez.
     
  10. salsanchezfan

    salsanchezfan Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Sanchez had many things going for him of course, but he did tend to throw his right a bit like he was throwing a baseball. Had kind of a lever effect thing going on, where he rotated his arm at the elbow. For all he did well that punch always seemed a little awkward.
     
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    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Ricardo Lopez
    Yuri Arbachakov
    Joe Louis
    Harold Johnson
    Orlando Canizales
    Eder Jofre
     
  12. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member Full Member

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    For all round skills I like Marvin Hagler.
    He could box, brawl, great jab, great combinations with good power besides being a seamless switch hitter.
    Add what might be the greatest ever chin then he’s hard to argue against.
     
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  13. Ken Ashcroft

    Ken Ashcroft Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I would say Evander Holyfield. He could just about do it all. Had every shot in the book. Jab, crosses, uppercuts and hooks to the head and body and all thrown in nigh perfect form. His only flaw was his willingness and tendency to engage in slug outs when caught which was fine against cruiserweights but risky against the bigger and stronger heavyweights.
     
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  14. red cobra

    red cobra Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Is Gene Tunney too obvious and answer?
     
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  15. reznick

    reznick Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    It's gotta be Mayweather
     
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