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Old 05-12-2010, 06:24 PM
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Default Who is the most skilled boxer Henry Armstrong ever fought?

I'm talking about the most skillfull, or you could say best technical boxer, that Armstrong ever fought. Not necessarily the best boxer.

hopefully if its on youtube let me know
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Old 05-12-2010, 06:30 PM
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I'm talking about the most skillfull, or you could say best technical boxer, that Armstrong ever fought. Not necessarily the best boxer.

hopefully if its on youtube let me know
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Old 05-12-2010, 06:43 PM
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Outside of Robinson, arguably Barney Ross. You won't see much of Ross's skills in the Armstrong fight because Armstrong never gave him any room. Watch Barney Ross vs Billy Petrolle to get a better look at his boxing ability.

Tippy Larkin was said to be one of the best technical boxers of all time, but he had a vulnerable chin which was quickly found out by Armstrong who KO'd Larkin in just 2 rounds. It was said that if you couldn't knock Larkin out, you couldn't beat him. He was that good a boxer.

Midget Wolgast was one of the best defensive artists of his era, but he was not in his prime at the time Armstrong faced him.
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:45 PM
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Outside of Robinson, arguably Barney Ross. You won't see much of Ross's skills in the Armstrong fight because Armstrong never gave him any room. Watch Barney Ross vs Billy Petrolle to get a better look at his boxing ability.

Tippy Larkin was said to be one of the best technical boxers of all time, but he had a vulnerable chin which was quickly found out by Armstrong who KO'd Larkin in just 2 rounds. It was said that if you couldn't knock Larkin out, you couldn't beat him. He was that good a boxer.

Midget Wolgast was one of the best defensive artists of his era, but he was not in his prime at the time Armstrong faced him.
great answer man. I was excluding SRR cause Armstrong was no longer prime by the time they fought.
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