Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
Boxing Champions |  Boxing Schedule |  Boxing Video  |  Boxing History   |  Pound For Pound  | Lounge  | The Wire |  Audio  | Arcade

Navigation
Go Back   Boxing Forum > Boxing Forums > Boxing History
Reply
Thread Navigation

#1
Old 06-18-2012, 08:28 PM
Flo_Raiden
Contender
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 333
Rep Power: 4 Flo_Raiden has much to be proud ofFlo_Raiden has much to be proud ofFlo_Raiden has much to be proud ofFlo_Raiden has much to be proud ofFlo_Raiden has much to be proud ofFlo_Raiden has much to be proud ofFlo_Raiden has much to be proud ofFlo_Raiden has much to be proud ofFlo_Raiden has much to be proud of
Points: 132,984.48
Bank: 0.00
Total Points: 132,984.48
Default Pernell Whitaker: Defensive fighter or Offensive fighter with great defense?

Would you consider Whitaker as a defense-first type of fighter or an offensive fighter with great defense?
Reply With Quote
Flo_Raiden is offline
Advertisements
>>>TO REMOVE THESE ADS, PLEASE REGISTER HERE FOR FREE<<<
#2
Old 06-18-2012, 08:34 PM
MRBOOMER
My skin I get it
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Las vegas
Age: 19
Posts: 2,657
Rep Power: 9 MRBOOMER has a reputation beyond reputeMRBOOMER has a reputation beyond reputeMRBOOMER has a reputation beyond reputeMRBOOMER has a reputation beyond reputeMRBOOMER has a reputation beyond reputeMRBOOMER has a reputation beyond reputeMRBOOMER has a reputation beyond reputeMRBOOMER has a reputation beyond reputeMRBOOMER has a reputation beyond reputeMRBOOMER has a reputation beyond reputeMRBOOMER has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 19,557.24
Bank: 100,807,716,096,914.50
Total Points: 100,807,716,116,471.73
Thanks for joining the discussion in my thread about GF's and boxing, its nice to hear everyones experiences with being a fan of the sport!!! - Atreyu Khalil &quot;Best I've ever faced&quot; thread, awesome read! - jose830 Good thread. - FeFist &quot;The best I've ever faced&quot; = great thread - mathed all around good poster. - I'm so sorry 
Thanks bro - komodo No Message - MRBOOMER 
Head and Neck Cancer - I'm so sorry Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - komodo Emphysema - Lung Cancer - Lung Disease - Multiple Sclerosis - MRBOOMER Alzheimer's - Crohn's &amp; Colitis - Cystic Fibrosis - Domestic Violence - Fibromyalgia - Leimyosarcoma - Lupus - MRBOOMER Hepatitis C - MRBOOMER 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Flo_Raiden View Post
Would you consider Whitaker as a defense-first type of fighter or an offensive fighter with great defense?
Offensive fighter with great defense he could press the action as well as counter punch had great hand speed and combos and liked to work the body it became more apparent as went to 147 and the end of his 135 days the polo Diaz fight is a great example of this
Reply With Quote
MRBOOMER is offline
#3
Old 06-19-2012, 04:57 PM
PBP
ATG
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 12,450
Rep Power: 31 PBP has a reputation beyond reputePBP has a reputation beyond reputePBP has a reputation beyond reputePBP has a reputation beyond reputePBP has a reputation beyond reputePBP has a reputation beyond reputePBP has a reputation beyond reputePBP has a reputation beyond reputePBP has a reputation beyond reputePBP has a reputation beyond reputePBP has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 131,000,232,968.94
Bank: 258,125,980,394,095.44
Total Points: 258,256,980,627,064.38
how do you not have any gifts yet? you're a good poster - I'm so sorry great posts! - JAB5239 No Message - mathed STORMTROOPERS - DonMega A pleasure to read your insightful comments - techliam 
It's Easter time, here's an Easter Egg for being an ATG poster - jas for a poster who really knows his sh1t - jas Master poster and socio! - CubanGuyNYC 
Default

I hate the term defensive fighter because let's be real, although defense is one of the four criteria for scoring, you got to land punches to win fights (although some will tell you Pernell could win a fight without throwing a punch. lol)

If you watch some of Whitakers fights, yes he was difficult to touch, but he could also go toe to toe and trade in the pocket. A lot of his times, his ego would get the best of him and he would trade with his opponent when he shouldn't have. He took some shots against Roger Mayweather and Buddy McGirt in particular trying to go toe to toe and trade in the pocket.

But I would call Whitaker a well rounded fighter that can adjust on the run and beat you multiple ways. It's what makes him one of the greatest pound for pound fighters of all time and a member of the hall of fame.
Reply With Quote
PBP is offline
#4
Old 06-19-2012, 05:14 PM
Mastrangelo
Paul Williams beat Lara
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,802
Rep Power: 10 Mastrangelo has a reputation beyond reputeMastrangelo has a reputation beyond reputeMastrangelo has a reputation beyond reputeMastrangelo has a reputation beyond reputeMastrangelo has a reputation beyond reputeMastrangelo has a reputation beyond reputeMastrangelo has a reputation beyond reputeMastrangelo has a reputation beyond reputeMastrangelo has a reputation beyond reputeMastrangelo has a reputation beyond reputeMastrangelo has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 3,743,244,347.95
Bank: 2,481,357,472,388.76
Total Points: 2,485,100,716,736.71
thanks for the fight...cheers! - joe strong 
Default

I believe that greatest thing about Pernell was able to maintain good defence while attacking. I don't think anyone was able to counter him with even decent results, he was always in perfectly balanced position while attacking and also in-human reflex allowed him to escape.
So prime Pernell(I remember him using his legs a lot in his younger days, also in first Ramirez fight, not sure when he made a transition, it was a while since I get through his career) I consider offensive fighter with exceptional defence.
Reply With Quote
Mastrangelo is offline
#5
Old 06-20-2012, 11:04 AM
Dynamite76
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,358
Rep Power: 13 Dynamite76 has a reputation beyond reputeDynamite76 has a reputation beyond reputeDynamite76 has a reputation beyond reputeDynamite76 has a reputation beyond reputeDynamite76 has a reputation beyond reputeDynamite76 has a reputation beyond reputeDynamite76 has a reputation beyond reputeDynamite76 has a reputation beyond reputeDynamite76 has a reputation beyond reputeDynamite76 has a reputation beyond reputeDynamite76 has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 71,946.42
Bank: 0.00
Total Points: 71,946.42
Default

Defensive fighter who got knocked down alotl.
Reply With Quote
Dynamite76 is offline
#6
Old 06-20-2012, 11:09 AM
BennyST
Shhhh...
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 9,868
Rep Power: 60 BennyST has a reputation beyond reputeBennyST has a reputation beyond reputeBennyST has a reputation beyond reputeBennyST has a reputation beyond reputeBennyST has a reputation beyond reputeBennyST has a reputation beyond reputeBennyST has a reputation beyond reputeBennyST has a reputation beyond reputeBennyST has a reputation beyond reputeBennyST has a reputation beyond reputeBennyST has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 50,030,233,108,441.13
Bank: 2,015,053,053,886.94
Total Points: 52,045,286,162,328.08
drink up buddy - mgkirkpatrick You're a great poster - Clegg cheers....great poster. - MELLY-MEL... To a cool guy - Stoppage for being a heavyweight in history section - led 
top poster - IronMike* Best Post award,,, and Geen K - McGoorty one of boxingscene's sh1ttiest posters - Freedom. Easily one of boxingscene's best!! - JAB5239 7,000 posts! - Scott9945 
Happy holidays bro! - led* you deserve a kick for your hatred of the Klitschkos - Freedom. Superb post. - dan_cov 
Gay and Lesbian Pride - Freedom Fighter 
Default

He was a defensive fighter with good offense. Roberto Duran was an offensive with great defense. Maybe if Whitaker had better power it would have been different, but he couldn't fight that way.
Reply With Quote
BennyST is offline
#7
Old 06-20-2012, 05:01 PM
SPREAD
Interim Champion
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 647
Rep Power: 0 SPREAD is infamous around these partsSPREAD is infamous around these partsSPREAD is infamous around these partsSPREAD is infamous around these partsSPREAD is infamous around these partsSPREAD is infamous around these partsSPREAD is infamous around these partsSPREAD is infamous around these partsSPREAD is infamous around these partsSPREAD is infamous around these partsSPREAD is infamous around these parts
Points: 5,034,295.03
Bank: 0.00
Total Points: 5,034,295.03
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Flo_Raiden View Post
Would you consider Whitaker as a defense-first type of fighter or an offensive fighter with great defense?
The perfect combination of both, the reason why i feel

Sweet Pea>Mayweather
Reply With Quote
SPREAD is offline
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
defense?, defensive, fighter, great, offensive, pernell, whitaker:

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Privacy Policy - Submit News - Feedback - Site Map - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2003-2013 BoxingScene LLC All rights reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:31 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.