Most important skill/gift to have in the ring.

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  1. TheRatman Brown Belt

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    I was reading in another fourm that speed in not a skill. That fighters can be fast and still not have real boxing skills. Which I can see but it got me thinking what more important for a boxer. Physical gifts such as speed,power or a greater boxing knowledge.

    I thinking about fighters like Roy jones who had a the physical gifts in the world and used them greatly to his benefit and there are fighters like Chris bryd who appear to slow and no knock out power but still manage to get the job done.

    What do yall think is better for a boxer?
     
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    The most important skill is footwork imo.. from JC Chavez to Floyd Mayweather.. Footwork plays a major role in the success of most boxers.. and timing is a close second.

    Byrd had great awareness that was trained by his father from time he could walk.. He could sense what punches were coming... very very very smart fighter.. he actually competed at middleweight in the ams, but decided to move up to challenge himself.. one of my favorites.
    the problem with Byrd was that he was so bombarded by the media and the fans because they didnt appreciate his qualities that he changed his style to be more exciting .. and became a less effective fighter...

    I still remember Larry Merchant wishing him ill before his loss to Ibeabuchi... pissed me off
     
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    I believe you can't have foot work without balance and vice versa. If you don't have those you are pretty limited. without footwork and balance you can't implement your game/strategies.
     
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    Chris Byrd had great speed for a heavyweight. He was really a middleweight who went up to heavyweight. He also had incredible reflexes and great defense. He was fighting against bigger & stronger heavyweights but they could not land good punches on him and they couldn't get away from the punches he threw. He made them miss & then he made them pay.

    You are not using a good example for a person with "no speed" or "limited skill." Chris Byrd had plenty of speed and all kinds of skill. He didn't have great punching power as a heavyweight but he won using speed and skill. Great fighter.
     
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    Courage is the number one skill. And yes, it is a mental skill.

    A ducker has no courage and loses the fight even without entering the ring.
     
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    This doesn't make any sense.
     
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    I wasn't trying to use Chris as example for a fighter with "limited skills" but as a fighter with "limited speed and power". Sorry if that came across wrong. I was trying to think of a fighter that had more boxing skills than physical gifts.
     
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    I think timing and accuraracy are the best skills to have. But then again, while accuracy can be developed, GREAT accuracy is something you're born with. As for timing, you really have to think about when you throw, when you faint, when to expect a punch and slip it, when to move slightly to the side for another angle, etc etc. Good timing can help you make up for a lack of speed and power.
     
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    Floyd Mayweather is a ducker.
     
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    They both did really well. But I think most super stars have both smarts and good athleticism.
     
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    I would say the most important skill is being dedicated to common sense training.

    For instance, practicing slipping hooks while countering with your own and the moving off at an angle is better than running 5 miles followed by weight lifting.
     

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