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Old 06-18-2011, 02:54 PM
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Default Fighters best at mixing defense with their offense?

And I dont mean mixing offense with their defense, which is actually quite a different thing, although somewhat similiar. I mean guys that could attack and not get hit in the process, ie incorporating head movement with their punches.

Roberto Duran comes to mind. Chavez also had very good defense for a fighter that pretty much perpetually came forward, because its much easier to fight defensively going backwards than it is going forwards.

any others?
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Old 06-18-2011, 03:10 PM
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And I dont mean mixing offense with their defense, which is actually quite a different thing, although somewhat similiar. I mean guys that could attack and not get hit in the process, ie incorporating head movement with their punches.

Roberto Duran comes to mind. Chavez also had very good defense for a fighter that pretty much perpetually came forward, because its much easier to fight defensively going backwards than it is going forwards.

any others?
When Mayweather lets his shots go he is Always thinking defence it can be a joy to watch

Duran was a great call and i'll also throw in Frazier as he would always mix his bobbing defence in with his heavy duty punching
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Old 06-18-2011, 03:15 PM
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Old 06-18-2011, 03:19 PM
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Old 06-18-2011, 03:47 PM
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Glen Johnson comes to mind. Duran, of course. Chavez.

A young Tyson.
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From what I've seen Sam Langford was great at this.
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Hopkins does this pretty well.
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Old 06-18-2011, 07:07 PM
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Jose Napoles.
Certainly.

I cannot think of a better instance than Duran, however.
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Old 06-18-2011, 07:59 PM
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I don't think pure counter punchers like James Toney, Floyd Mayweather or guys like Roy Jones who just make you afraid to throw punches fit the description.

I think the 175 Bernard Hopkins is the guy who best fits he would come forward and land hard punches then smother your offense
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