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Originally Posted by THE REED™
I see the emulation... but how effective is he really with it.
It's one thing to emulate, act like... and it's another to have complete anticipation and reading comprehension like Floyd.
I see Broner standing in the stance, putting his gloves where they "should go"... but when the punches come flying in... he doesn't look comfortable, and he doesn't look like he knows exactly where and how to move with the punches.
He DOES have defense, but I think he tries to make it look more effective than it may actually be.
Demarcos win over Jorge really opened my eyes to, if nothing else, his pure determination and grit... that even though he can be getting his ears boxed off.. he's not going to stop coming, or even more importantly... his ability to punch when the opponent punches, which can really throw off a slick fighter.
What are your thoughts?
I think you make excellent points. Floyd was far more advanced at the same age but floyd had been essentially practicing since he was a baby and its the family business.
That said, I think Broner is much better than people give him credit for because they hate his **** talking.