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Old 01-12-2013, 01:59 PM
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When someone says a boxer is "athletic", what exactly does that mean? What makes a boxer "athletic"?
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:01 PM
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The opposite of Tyson Fury
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:04 PM
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explosiveness. pacquiao, RJJ come to mind.
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The opposite of Tyson Fury
Fury's very athletic.

few men his size are as agile and lithe or possessed of handspeed like his. the better his condition, the more you see of his athletic ability.
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:35 PM
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The epitome.
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:26 PM
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Adrien Broner



When it comes to boxing, it is guys who can do Multiple Things Well in the Ring and not just 1 or 2 things, guys like Broner, Sergio Martinez, Mayweather of course, Amir Khan, Gamboa, Timothy Bradley, George Groves has good athleticism just to name a few

The Can move around and do things not many other fighters can

Some idiots when they hear "Athletic" right away they think "BLACK AMERICAN FIGHTER" but that is not necessarily the case
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:30 PM
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Adrien Broner



When it comes to boxing, it is guys who can do Multiple Things Well in the Ring and not just 1 or 2 things, guys like Broner, Sergio Martinez, Mayweather of course, Amir Khan, Gamboa, Timothy Bradley, George Groves has good athleticism just to name a few

The Can move around and do things not many other fighters can

Some idiots when they hear "Athletic" right away they think "BLACK AMERICAN FIGHTER" but that is not necessarily the case
wow........
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:33 PM
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Athletic are physical attributes that don't necessarily equate to boxing. For example a fighter than can do a backflip would be considered an athletic person.

Someone who can run extremely fast, throw a baseball really far, dunk, compete in marathon. Naturally gifted in most cardiovascular functions.
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:36 PM
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Its physical thing that can't be coached. Like Roy Jones jumping hooks with perfectly positioned feet. Or Pacquiao being able to throw punches from any angle while moving.
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Atheltehic = David Haye

Non Athelthic = Vitali
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