View Full Version : what figher should i try to emulate


IVANDRAGO88
02-08-2009, 04:59 PM
sparring next week for the first time. im pretty tall for my weight class im 6'0 1/2 155. 76 inch reach pretty fast hands. my friend was telling me that before i spar i should go on youtube and watch a fighter thats your size and try to copy how he boxes the shorter opponents. im orthodox by the way thanks so much any advice would help.

mickyward5656
02-08-2009, 05:08 PM
stay on the outside and just keep pumping your jab into your opponet while moving to the side. occasionaly come forward and throw a combo.

boxingsmash69
02-08-2009, 05:27 PM
lennox lewis

Marlin26
02-08-2009, 06:22 PM
just do what feels right dude and make your own style :p

kryo
02-08-2009, 09:22 PM
Fight like Roy Jones Jr. Easy as cake.

....... :lol1:

Kayo
02-08-2009, 11:48 PM
You shouldnt try and emulate anyones style. Do what your trainer tells you, train hard and you'll develope your own style by knowing what works for you and what doesnt.

AztecWanker
02-09-2009, 12:14 AM
Brian Vera

nystate0fm1nd
02-09-2009, 10:04 AM
Brian Vera

LOL. Throw huge right hands that miss more than they land and get punched in the face a lot.


Just do what your trainer says and develop your own style. That's what all of the good pro's did. I wouldn't recommend being flashy though, because it works for few people and it's fun to see them get knocked out.

Marlin26
02-09-2009, 10:39 AM
or you could be a real man and emulate rocky balboa

Take everything they give you and swell up like someone put baseballs under your skin and then KO them in a later round

JC Warrior
02-09-2009, 12:04 PM
JMM, Ricardo Lopez, or Thomas Hearns. Hearns might be the most similarly disproportionately tall as you are so he'd be a good starting point.

Richie-G
02-09-2009, 02:05 PM
You shouldnt try and emulate anyones style. Do what your trainer tells you, train hard and you'll develope your own style by knowing what works for you and what doesnt.

I agree. Just master the basics, and you will develop your own style from there. You could look at fighters and try to take certain things fromtheir style, but for now concentrate on getting everything right and your own style will come.:boxing:

zelley
02-09-2009, 08:09 PM
Based on your size, conventional wisdom would indicate you would rely on your reach
to score points.
However, if you always do what your expected to do, then over time
it won't take long for somebody to analyze your style and develop the
perfect blueprint strategy to defeat you.

Also, if you only rely on a reach advantage, what's your plan when fighting
somebody that can outreach you, or has the skill to move in and out while slipping your straight punches.

KILLA RIGHT
02-12-2009, 02:52 AM
sparring next week for the first time. im pretty tall for my weight class im 6'0 1/2 155. 76 inch reach pretty fast hands. my friend was telling me that before i spar i should go on youtube and watch a fighter thats your size and try to copy how he boxes the shorter opponents. im orthodox by the way thanks so much any advice would help.

since ur taller study the jab from taller fighters. Look at lennox or holmes see from what angles and how they time there jabs

j
02-12-2009, 04:23 AM
since ur taller study the jab from taller fighters. Look at lennox or holmes see from what angles and how they time there jabs

vitali has better overall jab i would say. he uses more angles and styles of jabbing.

i think, two great recent fighter are kostya tszyu and vitali. helluva fighter that combo would be.