View Full Version : Greatest feinters of all time?


Uturn
04-21-2011, 09:10 AM
Roy Jones was one of the greatest feinters I've witnessed. Could easily throw his opponents off with a feint and end up knocking his opponents out. With Roy you didn't know where the next shot was coming from, he'd feint then BAM (with his speed, also, it was devastating). Amazing stuff really.

Who else have we got?

RubenSonny
04-21-2011, 09:17 AM
Hopkins....

New England
04-21-2011, 11:26 AM
If you look at any top rate boxer in a historical context, they are always feinting. their movement is designed to produce reactions from opponets from shots that arent coming, or to create an opportunity where an opponent won't react to a shot that is actually thrown



roy jones is a great example because of his reliance on his reflexes.
a dramatic feint (coming from a guy who could knock you out with either hand from across the ring) worked better for roy than any man i can remember recently


most historically great boxers have gone about it with more subtlety
they tell lies and set traps. when they present anything, it's done with intent
much of a high level boxing match is fought many steps ahead



some contemporary fighters that jumped out at me immediately were juan manuel marquez, floyd mayweather, sergio martinez, bernard hopkins, vitali klitschko.



some historic "feinters:"
joe louis
ray robinson
willie pep
benny leonard
beau jack

New England
04-21-2011, 11:28 AM
Hopkins....



his rematch with roy should have been billed "Feintfest"

lightsout_finit
04-21-2011, 12:05 PM
Erik Morales

Wild Blue Yonda
04-21-2011, 12:13 PM
Wilfred Benitez was an absolute star in this regard.

Uturn
04-21-2011, 12:33 PM
If you look at any top rate boxer in a historical context, they are always feinting. their movement is designed to produce reactions from opponets from shots that arent coming, or to create an opportunity where an opponent won't react to a shot that is actually thrown



roy jones is a great example because of his reliance on his reflexes.
a dramatic feint (coming from a guy who could knock you out with either hand from across the ring) worked better for roy than any man i can remember recently


most historically great boxers have gone about it with more subtlety
they tell lies and set traps. when they present anything, it's done with intent
much of a high level boxing match is fought many steps ahead



some contemporary fighters that jumped out at me immediately were juan manuel marquez, floyd mayweather, sergio martinez, bernard hopkins, vitali klitschko.



some historic "feinters:"
joe louis
ray robinson
willie pep
benny leonard
beau jack

Absolutely. I think many often forget about how vital 'feinting' can be. Most top tear fighters are superb at throwing you off, and making other fighters play the 'guessing game'. I find it quite fascinating actually - boxers often master feints to throw a certain shot, or create an opportunity for themselves.

If you have the speed, the whole 'feinting becomes even more effective, hence why Roy was so lethal. I believe fighters with speed employ more feints into their game.

Great Feinting + Speed + Power = Dangerous combination.

As of today, David Haye feints a lot, and can catch his opponents off guard using them.

Roberto Duran was another great feinter.

IronDanHamza
04-21-2011, 01:05 PM
Roberto Duran
Charley Burley
Joe Louis

Ziggy Stardust
04-21-2011, 01:49 PM
Jersey Joe Walcott

The_Demon
04-21-2011, 08:21 PM
Walcott,Benitez and Burley were the first 3 that sprung too mind

New England
04-21-2011, 10:39 PM
Roberto Duran
Charley Burley
Joe Louis




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