View Full Version : The most unatural fighters


Joey Giardello
04-27-2009, 12:31 PM
You get the most natural fighters such as learnad, robinson, ali. Which fighters are the most unatural? marciano comes to mind

▀ringer
04-27-2009, 05:09 PM
In recent years, Joe Calzaghe.

He does everything backwards ; He keeps his hands too low, his stance too wide, he squares up when he throws and that leaves him off balance and open to being knocked down (Hopkins, Jones), he slaps with the insides of his gloves rather than punch, etc.....

Throughout his career I couldn't stomach watching him at all. I'd find myself screaming at the TV pointing out flaws and whatnot.

But he had that incredible ability to adapt to his opponet and overcome, so his style always worked for him.

On paper at least, he was very un-natural.

KnockoutTheFat
04-27-2009, 05:17 PM
Dennis Andries

Clegg
04-27-2009, 05:18 PM
Carlos Maussa.

mickey malone
04-27-2009, 05:34 PM
Frank Bruno.. Tremendous work ethic though..

GJC
04-27-2009, 06:44 PM
You get the most natural fighters such as learnad, robinson, ali. Which fighters are the most unatural? marciano comes to mind
I wouldn't say Ali was a natural fighter, most purists were horrified by some of the things he did when he started. Keeping his hands too low using his legs as is defense etc.

cotto16
04-27-2009, 08:13 PM
I wouldn't say Ali was a natural fighter, most purists were horrified by some of the things he did when he started. Keeping his hands too low using his legs as is defense etc.

he had natural talent something you cant teach

MarkScott
04-27-2009, 08:17 PM
Jake Lamotta

http://www.amazon.com/Joe-Gans-Biography-American-Champion/dp/0786439947/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1240782033&sr=1-3

F l i c k e r
04-27-2009, 08:40 PM
Marciano
Joe Calzaghe.
Roy Jones Jr.
Pernell Whitaker



going out on a limb..... Paul Williams(under-upper cut weird type -ish), Mayweather Jr(shoulder roll perfection).

▀ringer
04-27-2009, 08:43 PM
Yeah, Ali was definitely another one. He did a lot of things you're not supposed to do in boxing, but got away with it due to his god given talents. Things like keeping his hands held low, excessive moving, pulling away from punches, etc.......

Hawk O'Connor
04-27-2009, 10:11 PM
I would throw the vote to Archie Moore. The can be, arguably, said to have gotten better with age. Always adapting for his shortcomings.