How would you all classify a guy like Pernell Whitaker? Sure what he did in the ring defensively was outstandingly cool, especially at the level he was, something a guy like Naseem Hamed couldn't do, but would you call it defensively sound? Things like the hands down, the clowning, the bending at the waist, the head movements seemingly just to frustrate but often not even counter, and maybe most importantly the crouching in the corner with head movement... sometimes I looked at Pernell as more of a RJJ type talent, just such perfect physical gifts for clowning everyone, but from a technical standpoint actually somewhat inadvisable and not something other fighters would or should ever try and imitate. Lots of fans ask how a head to head with a guy like Floyd would have gone. I don't see how Whitaker could have won when so many aspects of their game was evenly matched, but Floyd exhibiting PERFECT technical Brilliance fueled by a lot of physical gifts. Whitaker was amazing, but was he a defensive strategist or a freak with reaction time? Classify him. Edit: are you kidding me? Autocorrect changed thread title to Parnell? What a fucking shit phone I have. Mods, a little help?