View Full Version : Who were some fighters who relied on their physical talents


mhager91490
03-07-2010, 03:12 PM
Who were some fighters which relied solely or almost solely on their physical abilities to win fights, whether it be speed or power?

MARKBNLV
03-07-2010, 03:26 PM
Roy Jones jr

Othello
03-07-2010, 03:35 PM
Edwin Valero wins this.

DeepSleep
03-07-2010, 06:17 PM
Naseem Hamed

CarlosG815
03-07-2010, 08:13 PM
Hamed
RJJ

Would anybody else agree that for the first half of his career Ali relied on his superhuman reflexes more than anything else?

One more round
03-07-2010, 11:03 PM
You don't make it to the top with just physical ability. Sure there were some great fighters whose physical assets made up a big part of their style, but they had skills and had to put in hard work too. You fall way short of the top level just relying on your talent.

Jabroni
03-07-2010, 11:14 PM
Ricky Hatton?
Valuev?

Thread Stealer
03-07-2010, 11:39 PM
Foreman totally fell in love with his power. He was never the most skilled guy but he did use better skills in his younger years. He picked his shots better and was more controlled (he went back to using a better, more efficient style when he was old too). After beating Frazier for the title, he just looked crude as hell in the ring and relied on his heavy hands.

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F l i c k e r
03-08-2010, 12:39 AM
RJJ
Hamed
Tyson (pre-douglas)
Foreman (pre-comeback)


All I can think of right now. The most prevalent boxer though is RJJ in my opinion.

JAB5239
03-08-2010, 03:01 AM
.....Zab Judah

Royalty
03-08-2010, 01:55 PM
Hamed
RJJ

Would anybody else agree that for the first half of his career Ali relied on his superhuman reflexes more than anything else?

I would say that his reflexes and physical abilities made him a better fighter, in the 1960s. But, he was still at the top of the heavyweight division in his comeback years, when those physical abilities decreased.

Shows you just how much of a great fighter he was.

sonnyboyx2
03-08-2010, 03:39 PM
Roy Jones Jr. is the most talented & skilled fighter in history

Devils Advocate
03-08-2010, 07:15 PM
Roy Jones jr
that is the truest answer, I don't know why he had a great boxing pedigree

CarlosG815
03-08-2010, 09:47 PM
I would say that his reflexes and physical abilities made him a better fighter, in the 1960s. But, he was still at the top of the heavyweight division in his comeback years, when those physical abilities decreased.

Shows you just how much of a great fighter he was.

Agreed. He was able to adjust and turn into an entirely different fighter and still remain a dominant force.

DeepSleep
03-09-2010, 03:04 AM
.....Zab Judah

I was just about to type this up. I get sick to my stomach watching Judah try to "Box". So much wasted talent...