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DarkTerror88
10-07-2011, 08:34 PM
Name a fighter who perfectly embodies:
long arms
great speed
an incredible snake like jab
can drop the right hand after the jab effortlessly, fluently and to great effect
excellent footwork
good straight right to the body
classic boxer with some occasional puncher elements thrown in when needed

i dont have a specific fighter in mind. so go nuts

Barn
10-07-2011, 08:36 PM
Jose Napoles.

rorymac
10-07-2011, 08:38 PM
Name a fighter who perfectly embodies:
long arms
great speed
an incredible snake like jab
can drop the right hand after the jab effortlessly, fluently and to great effect
excellent footwork
good straight right to the body
classic boxer with some occasional puncher elements thrown in when needed

i dont have a specific fighter in mind. so go nuts
Tommy Hearns

JAB5239
10-07-2011, 08:43 PM
Tommy Hearns

You bastard, that was my pick!! :killyou:

I'll go with Bob Foster thought I think he lacks the straight right to the body and had very good speed, but not great.

SCtrojansbaby
10-07-2011, 08:51 PM
Vitali and Hearns embody pretty much everything except no one throws a straight right to the body

rorymac
10-07-2011, 09:28 PM
Vitali and Hearns embody pretty much everything except no one throws a straight right to the body
Straight right to the body is a great punch, Bob Fitzsimmons used it to fantastic effect.

SCtrojansbaby
10-07-2011, 09:33 PM
Straight right to the body is a great punch, Bob Fitzsimmons used it to fantastic effect.

That is kind of my point you have to go back that far to find someone

rorymac
10-07-2011, 09:45 PM
That is kind of my point you have to go back that far to find someone
Fair.......

The best techniques have been forgotten

CarlosG815
10-07-2011, 10:04 PM
Obvious choice is Tommy Hearns.

SCtrojansbaby
10-07-2011, 10:42 PM
Fair.......

The best techniques have been forgotten


Straight punches to the body i think are generally just used as change ups meant to catch you off guard hence its usually a jab to the body not a cross.

crold1
10-07-2011, 10:44 PM
Straight right to the body is a great punch, Bob Fitzsimmons used it to fantastic effect.

Erik Morales had/has a sensational straight right to the body.

DarkTerror88
10-07-2011, 10:47 PM
Vitali and Hearns embody pretty much everything except no one throws a straight right to the body

I speak from having thrown it, and having been hit by it in a professional fight. It is an EXCELLENT punch to use. Especially when you shift your weight to feint the hook upstairs and throw a straight right to the Solar Plexus.

How about Ezzard Charles? He does not have great speed but he was still a fast dude.

Capaedia
10-07-2011, 11:27 PM
Liston and Louis are fairly close to your criteria. Liston didn't have great speed, but most fights he would begin as a boxer, even if he usually ended up punching his opponent out eventually. Usually fairly early and maybe earlier than what you're looking for. Louis wasn't really a classical boxer either.

Both have murderous straight rights to the body, I believe that's the punch Louis made Schmeling blind for 3 seconds and too paralyzed to fall over with. Liston used his own to hurt Ali with in their first fight. That's something special in its own right.

BennyST
10-08-2011, 06:22 AM
Vitali and Hearns embody pretty much everything except no one throws a straight right to the body

That is kind of my point you have to go back that far to find someone

Erik Morales had/has a sensational straight right to the body.

Both Morales, and the aforementioned Tommy Hearns have great and oft used straight rights to the body. Morales' straight right to the body was his signature punch, used throughout his entire career with amazing results. Dropped guys with it, Barrera for one, and knocked out guys with it, Zaragoza for another. As for Hearns, watch how well Hearns uses the straight right to the body against Ray Leonard in their first fight. Beautifully executed to make Ray keep guessing when it going down and when it was coming up.

As for the OP, Hearns is the perfect match. It doesn't get any more so than Hearns. He ticks every box better than anybody in history probably.

SCtrojansbaby
10-08-2011, 07:26 AM
I don't remember Hearns ever using a straight right to the body?

Barn
10-08-2011, 07:54 AM
Straights to the body hurt like ****.

Sugarj
10-08-2011, 12:58 PM
A gentleman named 'Sugar Ray Robinson' fits those superlatives nicely.

The only contentious issue was with the right to the body, whilst he did throw this punch fairly regularly it could have been argued that he slightly favoured the right hook to the body.

goblin213
10-08-2011, 01:19 PM
Harold Johnson

studentofthegam
10-08-2011, 01:24 PM
FMJ. Has a great jab when he uses it. Very quick, a lot of snap. One of the best 1-2's in the business.

IronDanHamza
10-08-2011, 02:47 PM
Harold Johnson

Doesn't meet all the criteria.

DarkTerror88
10-08-2011, 05:17 PM
I don't remember Hearns ever using a straight right to the body?

watch the early rounds of his first fight with SRL. He used it to fantastic effect.

SCtrojansbaby
10-08-2011, 06:31 PM
watch the early rounds of his first fight with SRL. He used it to fantastic effect.

I'll check it out

New England
10-08-2011, 09:47 PM
A gentleman named 'Sugar Ray Robinson' fits those superlatives nicely.

The only contentious issue was with the right to the body, whilst he did throw this punch fairly regularly it could have been argued that he slightly favoured the right hook to the body.



i think the correct and technical terminology describing robinson's right hand to the body was "flying knuckle sandwich"


or "banging on his ribs like he stole your lunch."