View Full Version : Fighters who did damage on the backfoot

06-12-2011, 05:40 PM
Generally when we think of offensive fighters, we think of a guy that moves forward and that goes in for the kill...most of the time when a boxer is doing damage, hes coming at his opponent.

What are some good, high level examples of a boxer backing up but doing damage? What fighters were particularly good at it in general?

Im sure this was the first thing that sprung to everyone's mind
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any others?

The Surgeon
06-12-2011, 05:50 PM
Miguel Cotto can at times not only beat a guy off the back foot but Beat a guy up off the backfoot

Love that vid, it just dont get old!

06-12-2011, 06:00 PM
Ali's KO over Liston was probably the most famous KO punch from the back foot:

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06-12-2011, 06:06 PM
Tommy Hearns.

06-12-2011, 06:08 PM
First thing I thought was Sugar Ray as well. GOAT.

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06-12-2011, 07:16 PM
Floyd Mayweather Jr

winky's right
06-12-2011, 07:58 PM
Lennox Lewis

New England
06-12-2011, 08:31 PM
vitali klitschko

Ziggy Stardust
06-12-2011, 08:46 PM
Ray Leonard.


06-12-2011, 09:25 PM
this is the first i thought of

06-12-2011, 10:34 PM
I couldnt resist...

06-12-2011, 11:25 PM

F l i c k e r
06-13-2011, 01:20 AM
Naseem Hamed.

The Surgeon
06-13-2011, 01:46 AM
Donaire is very dangerous even going backwards im thinking of his counter KO's of Vic and Montiel

Lennox Lewis was another, heavy jabs and booming rights. Tho i far preffered LL on the front foot

06-14-2011, 07:28 AM
Always felt that Charles KO of Bernie Reynolds is the best KO punch going backwards that I've seen...

New England
06-14-2011, 09:25 AM
though he wasn't your standard run away back footer (which most of these guys are not because they are able to do damage)
he was a make you miss type cutie

charley burley was a killer puncher
as slick as anybody who has ever boxed, but he didn't run, and would always throw back

no footage exists of his prime
but he's reputed to be among the best of all time in this regard

and footage of him as MW shows the clear punching power and his reflexes were still sharp enough to avoid punches while remaining in range to punch hard back

06-17-2011, 07:21 AM
Sugar Ray Robinson...ask Fullmer

06-17-2011, 08:37 AM