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Old 12-17-2011, 12:47 PM #1
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Default What does it mean to be a "master boxer"?

What does the word "master boxer" mean to you? What qualifies a fighter as a "master boxer", can a fighter lacking fundamentals be classed as one?????#

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Old 12-17-2011, 01:02 PM #3
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Hit and don't get hit.
So under your definition would Ali or Jones be a master boxer? I know that there are many who state that they relied too much on speed and reflexes without the grounding in fundamentals
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To me a master boxer has perfect fundamentals, good defense, can dictate the pace of a fight with a jab, can counterpunch well and overall does not get hit often.

To me a master boxer would be the likes of:
Joe Gans
Ezzard Charles
Gene Tunney
Willie Pep
Larry Holmes
Marvin Hagler
Benny Leonard
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Old 12-17-2011, 01:16 PM #5
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So under your definition would Ali or Jones be a master boxer? I know that there are many who state that they relied too much on speed and reflexes without the grounding in fundamentals
Well, I wouldn't class them as master boxers no. I would define it as "Hit and Not get hit" using boxing technique. Pernell Whitaker etc doesn't fall into that category, whereas Willie Pep does. Also having a classic boxer/boxer puncher style.
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To me a master boxer has perfect fundamentals, good defense, can dictate the pace of a fight with a jab, can counterpunch well and overall does not get hit often.

To me a master boxer would be the likes of:
Joe Gans
Ezzard Charles
Gene Tunney
Willie Pep
Larry Holmes
Marvin Hagler
Benny Leonard
Good definition.

Add the ability to do everything to a capable level. Inside and outside.

I consider someone like Dick Tiger to be a master in the ring. Despite not being to flashy.

Another one to ad to your list and definition is Harold Johnson. He's the epitome of a master boxer.
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Old 12-18-2011, 12:21 AM #10
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Well, I wouldn't class them as master boxers no. I would define it as "Hit and Not get hit" using boxing technique. Pernell Whitaker etc doesn't fall into that category, whereas Willie Pep does. Also having a classic boxer/boxer puncher style.
Versatile and winning. Pernell definitely falls in that category. You cant put Pep in and Sweet Pea out.
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