Would Sugar Robinson be considered a boring fighter today?

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  1. XThe GreatestX

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    hmm i think Robinson's offense was better when he was the one pressuring.

    I think Floyd has a better defense. I think Floyd was a better counter puncher.
     
  2. spacetime

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    Sigh. No matter who had more natural power, Robinson had better technique
     
  3. IGotAHugePeckah

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    How? What was better technically about Robinson's punches as compared to Floyd's?
     
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    Not sure why you guys argue about this stuff when it's unknowable. I admit my boxing knowledge is really amateurish. But, I mean opinions aren't completely fact-based so its an exercise in futility, usually. Floyd's good but probably the biggest named a-hole in boxing, and definitely boring to watch unless you're really tuned into his sports-crafting and don't care that he looks like a pussy and doesn't land all that many heavy shots. I'm more interested in Floyd fights when he's fighting someone who can evade his shots like Canelo.

    I haven't watched many SRR's fights yet, but the way you're describing him sounds exciting to me. I get bored watching Ali's fights when he was older against Frazier or Foreman because its a lot of Ali tiring out his opponent, and announcers being biased towards him anytime he landed a shot.
     
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    Holy shit

    Are you actually trying to be a retard, peckah?

    That's like saying Ken Griffey Jr was just born with power....had nothing to do with his absolutely perfect swing that was polished his entire life....goddamn
     
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    Canelo got hit....a lot.


    Watch Emanuel Augustus or Jose Luis Castillo fight him.....they take him out of his natural comfort zone
     
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    Srr was better a doubling up on hooks especially left hooks
     
  8. Mickf

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    You asked for one example
     
  9. spacetime

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    La Motta said Robinson broke his ribs, nose, you name it. It's hard to tell from these old footages how much impact there was. I can see has good torque and stuff but you don't hear anything.

    So yeah dude hit like a brick, apparently.
     
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    I know there is not that much footage of SRR in his prime and i have said this in other threads. The reason i think SRR is the best ever is the participation rate of men in boxing in america at the time. There is a reason america has never won a world cup in mens soccer because the participation rate of men in america is much lower than other countries. That is also why the are so far ahead of the world in basketball. If i give u 100 boxers and give me 1000 boxers who is more likely to have the best boxer overall.
     
  11. spacetime

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    It's clear Sugar ray is in his prime here.. just because he's older doesn't mean he isn't in his prime. He was winning everything.. There is a difference between peak and prime. A fighter in his prime fights the same as when he is at his best, he's just not at his absolute best (peak)
     
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  12. spacetime

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    At 5 ft 11, could he have been a blown up HW in Alis time, without steroids and shit? Would it have been possible?
     
  13. spacetime

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    A lot of jabbing and moving. Can be a bit boring in the long run against very strong opponents like La Motta.
     
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    Some of this is also from fighting so often. Both how revered they are and also how boring some fights can be
     
  15. eternaldarkness

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    boxing is punching. offensively robinson was worlds better that floyd and thats not just his one shot power. there is not a single punch you could say floyd threw better than robinson. i do think floyd had a superior defence but the art of war (and boxing) favours offence, therefore i would have to strongly favour robinson.
     
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    robinson's combos had better punch selection.
     
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    i give robinson a tremendous advantage with the jab. his jab used to bust people up.
     
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    commitment.
     
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    lol
     
  20. aries

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    Would Robinson be considered a boring fighter today? Well he'd always be less boring than Mayweather because he has power. And Mayweather didn't do so bad for a fighter often labelled as boring. So no I think Robinson would do fine today.
     

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