|10-07-2011, 01:13 AM||#31|
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Most pressure fighters are not that versatile, if they can't get in the other guys business to get them off their game they are not likely to be successful, if that game plan is not successful there is nothing for them to fall back on.
In most cases, doesn't mean they aren't tough to beat, or skilled or talented they just have to do their thing one way or another or they won't win.
Outside boxers are the same way, if they can't fight their way they will get beat. If a guy can keep a guy outside their best ranges, very tough to overcome that if properly done.
A truly skilled slick boxer has options, and versatility kills if a guy can fight both inside and out they are very difficult to deal with but those sort of guys are exceedingly rare.
|10-07-2011, 03:13 AM||#33|
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First and foremost , boxing in its entirety is a skill. But the point of boxing is to get hit, while not getting hit, out pointing your opponent.
You don't just need pressure, but effective pressure, also a chin. Some brawlers don't have effective and stalk their opponents , but can't cut the ring off or don't have a chin. Imo a boxer becomes a brawler because his skills might not be as fined tuned as a classic boxer, but on the right day, against the right guy , and the right gameplan they can.win some fights. For example Miguel Acosta is a far better boxer than Rios, but Rios had the stamina, chin and relentless pressure to break him down.
The higher skill set is the boxer who hits and doesn't get, ko's are nice, but I like technical boxers and if he ko's his opponent then its a bonus.
But the bottom line is, you take the best pressure brawler/boxer against the best high tech classic hit and don't get hit boxer and the latter is gonna win all day.
|10-07-2011, 03:47 AM||#34|
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Hagler in his prime was highly skillfull. He bounced around, used the jab, made you miss, and broke you down with body shots and combinations. But the Hagler that fought Hearns,Mugabi, and Leonard was 1 dimensional. He was much easier to hit and became a brawler.
I look at guys like Berto, and Khan. they both are quick and flashy at times, but still 1 dimensional. They haven't mastered the art yet to fully utilize their gifts. A skilled fighter can switch styles and adjust to a fighter in the middle of a bout. That's what skill is to me, being able to master the art of defense and offense. If a boxer takes away one of your main weapons, then you have the skill to use something else in you arsenal. A 1 dimensional fighter can't do this and usually gets beat by the more versitile boxer. So a fighter that takes 2 or 3 shots to get his own off might be a hell of a fighter and warrior,but to say he is skilled, I don't think so. Boxing is the sweet science of hitting and not getting hit.
|10-07-2011, 08:05 AM||#35|
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Boxing has different style aspects associated with it. It takes skill to apply anyone of them. There are different types of pressure fighters.
Winky was a pressure fighter, with a tight,tight defense. He came forward behind & tight guard firing jabs & backing fighters to the ropes then skillfully he placed his shots.
Margarito is a pressure fighter that simply follows guys around & hoped his chin held up long enough for him to catch you. 2 different styles of applying pressure with Winky's much more highly skilled.
Same thing with slick fighters. There are the Floyd's of the sport, sound in offense & defense & able to make fighters fight his fight. With blazing handspeed but takes steam off of the power to rack up points.
Then there was guys like Sugar Ray, also slick but very capable of laying down the power at a time he saw fit to ko his man.
|10-07-2011, 08:55 AM||#36|
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i think u got it all wrong. were u under the impression that the most skilled boxers in the sports history only fight one way??? because if so, then i see where u failed.
|10-07-2011, 09:16 AM||#37|
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My common sense tells me to pick Ali, the fighter who get hit less.
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|10-07-2011, 09:23 AM||#38|
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I think the difference is boxing and fighting. The art of boxing is to hit and not get hit.
Anyone can fight not everyone can box.
|10-07-2011, 09:25 AM||#39|
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Only Floyd Mayweather fans are making that claim.
However I bet if there was another black fighter who was a beast that wpuld basically **** people up, they would be on his nuts.
|10-07-2011, 09:25 AM||#40|
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The reason people would pick a prime ali because of his big reach, height, stamina advantage and he had a granite chin . Ali fights in the outside because of his height and reach. Tyson fights in the inside because of his lack of height and reach. Tyson is far better inside fighter than ali, while ali is far better outside fighter.
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