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Old 07-31-2010, 10:02 AM #1
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Arrow Rate these guys in terms of boxing ability part 2

The fighters:
Michael Nunn
Roy Jones
Muhammad Ali
Pernell Whittaker

The judging criteria:
Offense
Defense
Footwork

Please give reasons for your order

Off topic: Can anyone here give me a breakdown of Pernell defensive technique?
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Old 07-31-2010, 12:06 PM #2
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jones
whitaker
nunn
ali

reason: uhm...i guess the most complete in terms of the criteria
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jones
whitaker
nunn
ali

reason: uhm...i guess the most complete in terms of the criteria
How would you describe Jones's defense?
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i dont know how you want me to answer that, but i think his defence at its best lied in his backfoot and the counter that followed when he moved back

as for pernell whitakers defence, imo it relied more on headmovement and a pepper jab, and there is his famous straight turning and running when getting trapped on the ropes
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Ali - The Greatest
Jones ) 2nd
Whitaker ) 2nd
Nunn

Nunn falls short in this grouping
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Michael Nunn is out of his depth with these fighters.
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i dont know how you want me to answer that, but i think his defence at its best lied in his backfoot and the counter that followed when he moved back
Thanks for replying. I never been to sure how to define it myself. Joe Goossen said it was his ability to put all of his weight on his right leg and to lean back to avoid punches. I also noticed that he tended to parry punches with his right hand as well
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as for pernell whitakers defence, imo it relied more on headmovement and a pepper jab, and there is his famous straight turning and running when getting trapped on the ropes
Im going to have to watch some of his fights again, I've always had a hard time trying to define his defense as well
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Ali - The Greatest
Jones ) 2nd
Whitaker ) 2nd
Nunn

Nunn falls short in this grouping
In terms of footwork and offense Nunn was as good as Ali imo. Defensively im not so sure, but he was very adept at slipping punches, which is unusual for such a big guy
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Michael Nunn is out of his depth with these fighters.
You think so?
He had great upper body movement, handspeed and combination punching
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The fighters:
Michael Nunn
Roy Jones
Muhammad Ali
Pernell Whittaker

The judging criteria:
Offense
Defense
Footwork

Please give reasons for your order

Off topic: Can anyone here give me a breakdown of Pernell defensive technique?
My first attempt to order them, will most probably change it a bit after I watched some of their fights again:

Defense:
Jones
Whittaker
Ali
Nunn

Offense:
Jones
Nunn
Ali
Whittaker

Footwork:
Nunn
Ali
Jones
Whittaker
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