|05-14-2011, 07:01 AM||#1|
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Best finishers in boxing history?
Title says it all. Once they hurt you, who was most likely to finish you only a matter of seconds later? Who were the best closers in boxing?
I start off with Felix Trinidad & Sugar Ray Robinson. Both were offensive machines and once they smelt blood 9 times out of 10 you were on your ass shaking your head if not on your face kissing the canvas asleep.
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|05-14-2011, 08:40 AM||#5|
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not only was leonard a good finisher when he got his man hurt he was also just good finisher of fights in general - nobody finshes the last few rounds better than ray ... if you are not up on points on him going into the last two or three rounds you will lose
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both marquez brothers
one of the most talented finishers i've seen was salvador sanchez
it's a shame we didn't get a chance to see him fight more and put some more scalps on his belt
he had everything you need to be a finisher. it begins and ends with your temperament.
he had power in both hands from all over the place with a ton of snap
to the body and head.
tons of handspeed and perfect timing
and he had a dynamite chin
finishing is about taking risks, it helps to have a great chin to develop the temperament to not be denied when you see a man wilt
the subtleties of finishing can be developed (obviously with the talent god gives a fighter)
but the man that smells blood in the water and goes for the kill is born that way
EDit: he doesn't get enough love here, and he belongs at or near the top
archie moore could knock a man out by accident
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|05-14-2011, 10:27 AM||#8|
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oh man, its hard to go wrong with jack dempsey and joe louis...
JCC deserves a mention too...
|05-14-2011, 10:28 AM||#9|
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Some excellent choices so far. Aaron Pryor I found to be a supreme finisher with an animalistic killer instinct. He illustrated his ability countless times (vs. Arguello, Johnson, Blackmoore etc), once he smelled blood he would make sure the follow-through was comprehensive.
|05-14-2011, 11:03 AM||#10|
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Joe Louis is always the the first name I think of for this catergory.
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