Relatively new to boxing,got a couple of questions...

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  1. SoulBrotherNo1

    SoulBrotherNo1 Black Belt

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    Hi boxing fans! This is my first post in this forum I believe. Im a loooong time kickboxing fan,and a not-so-long time MMA fan,and I know those sports pretty well. But lately I find myself watching boxing more and more,instead of MMA. Im actually a casual fan of boxing since the age of 7 (for me boxing was what for most americans pro-wrestling),but I just know the top names.

    Three questions I would ask:

    1.) What were some great fights recently? Like in the last few years. From what I saw,the two that I liked the most were Pacquiao-Cotto,and Froch-Kessler. Adamek-Arreola was fun as well.

    2.) Who are some young exciting prospects to watch out for? Who are the Jose Aldo,Gegard Mousasi or Jon Jones of boxing?

    3.) Who were the most technically perfect boxers of all time? I saw a few fights from Pernell Whitaker,and he quickly became a big favourite of mine,I love his style. Is there somebody with better skills?

    thanks
     
  2. MisterT

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    I definitely suggest that you watch Castillo vs Coralles I if you're looking for great fights from the past 5 years.

    It was simply epic.
     
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    Check out "The Drop- Boxpres & Youtube" sticky.
     
  4. Fisticuffa

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    1) There are quiet a few recent great fights but I would suggest the Vasquez-Marquez quadrology (first 3 in particular), JMM vs Juan Diaz as a start besides Castillo vs Corrales.

    2) Saul Alvarez, Alfredo Angulo, Tim Bradley (though I think he might be getting past the prospect stage), David Lemieux, this video names some of the guys that fight on HBO who are considered the future:

    YouTube - HBO Boxing Archives: 2009's Rising Stars feature (2009)

    3) Willie Pep, Floyd Jr, Wilfredo Benitez, Nicholino Locche, Miguel Canto are all great defensive fighters.

    YouTube - Nicolino Locche - The Untouchable!

    YouTube - Nicolino Locche - El Intocable (The Untouchable)
     
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    As far as better fighter then Sweet Pea, check out at atleast one of every style to get a good idea of how many drifferent types of boxers their are.

    Pure Boxer= Wladimer Klitcho

    Boxer Puncher= Eric Morlas

    Counter Puncher= Juan Manul Marquez

    Defensive Boxer= Ronald Wright

    Offenisve Boxer= Jaun Daiz

    Volume Puncher= Paul Williams

    Slick Boxer= Serigo Martinez

    Knockout Puncher= Yurkius Gamboa

    Old School Boxer= Bernard Hopkins

    Modern Day Boxer= Juan Manuel Lopez
     
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    Lazy Man Heavyweight Champion of the World

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    I think you managed to spell every one of those names wrong lol
     
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    Hahaha, my phone doesn't have spell check on it. :redface:
     
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    I'd also like to suggest watching Marcos Maidana vs Victor Ortiz. The ending sucks, But the fight was certainly a fun watch.
     
  10. SoulBrotherNo1

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    thank you very much,and for the others as well. Whats the difference between an old school and a modern day boxer,like Hopkins and Lopez?
     
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    Mainly there stance and what they do on the inside, how they make small little moves to avoid being hit and not just cover up.

    Here is a great video to watch.


    There are some better poster on here then me that will come along and better explain to you but these are things that I have notice.

    Old school fighter when on the inside have more tricks on roughing their opponents up from the clinch and tend to keep one hand free to hit. Modern day fighters then to hold until the ref breaks them and then reposition themselves in the middle of the ring.

    Old school fighters then to move there head just so slightly to advoid being hit while keeping their hands free. while Modern day fighters then to bring their hands up to block.

    like I said there will be someone to come along and better explain the difference in the two then, JUST please don't ask which are better.
     
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    Jose Benavidez.
     
  13. SoulBrotherNo1

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    very insightful,thanks.

    Its funny that as I check out highlights or fights from these boxers that you mentioned,some of them remind me of some K-1 fighters,but of course with better hands and no kicks. Winky Wrights peek-a-boo defense reminds me of Remy Bonjasky,Juan Diaz fights like Gago Drago,and Ray Sefo lately uses a stlye thats very similiar to James Toney.
     
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    Welcome to the realm of enjoying any and all legitimate combat sports.

    Or as I call it, bliss.
     
  15. BR

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    I can't believe none of these jokers mentioned the most perfect boxer of the past 25 years.....Ricardo Lopez. Retired undefeated. Had it all:

    YouTube - Ricardo Lopez highlight tribute


    I would say Saul Alvarez is a pretty solid prospect and he's only 19.
     
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  17. SoulBrotherNo1

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    haha,like I said boxing was the first sport I watched as a child,its just that I never REALLY followed it outside of my fellow countrymens fights.

    Lately with the trend of UFC fighters taking down each other,and just be happy to sit there,I start to realize that boxing cn be more exciting on a regular basis. Still,kickboxing was,is,and probably will be my favourite combat sport for a long time.
     

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