Originally Posted by raskat
Poet is in the history section also? how awesome is that. (sarcasm)
on topic: Turpin's jab was what troubled SRR the most. look at the footage and tell me it was different. Turpin had a very quick,hard, precise jab and some movement too. most of the time he was hitting SRR at will with his jab.
Turpin was amazing that night and Robinson was hopelessly sub par. He had a bad day in the office and paid for it, he had been touring and had been very very active (it was his tenth fight that year and it was only July!!).
It wasn't just Turpin's gameplan, it was his style and his sheer strength. That particular night he looked the heavier hitter too. I can't think of any round that Robinson dominated, he looked a tired, overworked unmotivated fighter who had expected a walkover and didn't get one.
Robinson did so well to win the return. Turpin looked every bit as good second time. The finish was superb! Robinson had to be on fire to win.....and that he was.