Best examples of parrying in a fight?

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  1. EGarrett

    EGarrett Silver Belt

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    I'm checking out Anderson Silva's DVD, and he shows a lot of combos that start with parrying your opponent's strike, but of course he doesn't reference a lot of real fights to see where this is done well.

    Do you have any recommendations?
     
  2. NoAbsolutes

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    Machida/Bader is the first example that came to mind.
     
  3. javier1

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    joe louis parried alot to lazy to think of any fights sorry
     
  4. thewhiteSRR

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    Off the top of my head Joe Louis, Jack Johnson & Larry Holmes are some fighters to watch.
     
  5. Pugilistic

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    Was just watching this. Nice short exciting fight. Quartey parries the jab very well. His defense in this fight is very good overall.
     
  6. KounterPunch

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    ^ good underused example.
    He was deceptively good at that but the real tricky part wasn't upstairs , it's what he was doing down below.

    :)
     
  7. KounterPunch

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    Dammit , I wish I had his build.
    Love that defensive aggressive style of his but it doesn't work for me.

    :(
     
  8. SAAMAG

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    This was a great clip. I'm not going to pretend that I knew the fight already, so thanks for the find, I enjoyed watching it. Always loved the way Ike throws. He fights like a nak muay with his defense and tall posture.

    But from a more technical perspective, while he does parry, slip, duck and roll, sidestep, turn and etc; you'll notice he's taking a lot of shots because he's fighting fairly tall and using the high guard and parries as the primary means of defense. Notice how often he's on his heels and stepping back when he's put under pressure?

    Not taking anything away but its there. Nice finish no matter how you slice it.
     
  9. ssullivan80

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    "El Radar" - watch any of his fights, man was like trying to hit a ghost!

    Another fighter who comes to mind when referencing working off the "parry" is Tito Trinidad. Tito used a dropping or falling jab behind his parries exceptionally well to set up combos.



     
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    Thats some old school porn music :)
     
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    LOL..... No sound on my computer, but now im curious!
     
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    Pretty much any Sandy Saddler fight. The dude was a master of handfighting. George Foreman is fun to watch too, and I believe he got his handfighting skills from Saddler himself, who trained him.

     
  13. Strykerx

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    How come?
     
  14. KounterPunch

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    That's because he wants to.
    TIP : That right foot is like a spring.

    Also , you're overrating those landed shots. Most are hitting his guard , arms , forearms , top of his forehead .
    Look at Joshua Clottey , Winky Wright for the same style , just not as crisp.

    You need the same build (heavy , strong , wide back , thick forearms , long arms ,good chin , strong core) to make it work.
    Guys like me and you (on the opposite end of the spectrum) would just take too many shots .

    It's a wonderfully economical style that , yes , lends itself beautifully kickboxing too.
     
  15. KounterPunch

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    How come what ?

    How come I want is build or how come I love that style ?
     
  16. Strykerx

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    El Radar was a master of this however it came with a price. He got caught up parrying he forgot to be on offense. He did wonderful against one hand fighters but had trouble with guys who were good with both.


    This guy right here was very good at parrying but it often goes unspoken of.
     
  17. Strykerx

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    How come it doesn't work for you? Have you tried a variation of it with your build? Maybe your disposition prevents it?
     
  18. KounterPunch

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    Nah , my disposition is fine.
    It's my build.
    I'm more like Tommy Hearns / Mark Breland than Quartey.

    Forearms / torso too skinny . A bit too high up (it's better if youre the same height or a few inches taller) .
    It's too easy to break my stance by torso being pushed back (think a palm tree in high winds) which totally ruins this style.

    What I've done is taken elements of his style and adapted it for me , to use when I want.
    The ramrod jab , the centering of your weight , the cover and hook and especially his style of parrying the jab.
     
  19. fightingrabbit

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    Arguello was good. His defense was pretty much centered on his hands. Which didn't always work out the best for him. But hew as good at it.
     
  20. SAAMAG

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    I disagree. You can't do anything rolling on the back of your heels going backwards.

    Shots are shots. They count regardless of damage done.

    And no...I don't believe you need a specific build to stand and punch like a kickboxer would, or to box like he is. He's not doing anything that's tailored to a body type.
     

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