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Would you be the kind that dances around and jabed? Or would you be the slugger? Pick a fighter that had the style you would like to have, or describe the style you have created or have been taught. I my self would have sort of a mix between Holmes's style, and Marciano/Fraziers style. I would want to back up jabbing with a fast, hard jab, but if need be slug it out with the guy. I would want to be able to KO the guy with 1 shot just in case. My right hand would be my power shot that would reac havoc on my oppenent. What would your style be?
 

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PS what weight class would you be in? I would want to be a heavyweight.
 

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daveDaboxingfan said:
1-boxer puncher

2-light heavy and up
Could you go into more detail then boxer puncher? Like who's style would you sort of blend in to make your style?
 

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the best boxer is one with overall skills... one that can box and brawl and adapt themselves to different situations... my ideal mix would be a mix between ali/frazier/marciano/mayweather jr.
 

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I would never be an Out-Fighter... most of them box way too safe... it's all "PUNCH AND RUN... PUNCH AND BACK OFF... I'M GONNA WIN ON POINTS!!!" Lennox Lewis... I'm looking at you (overrated)... Muhamamd Ali was an Out-Fighter... but even he got down and dirty in the nitty gritty of things!

I'd be either a brawler/slugger/one-puncher kind of Boxer... or a Swarmer... or an In-Fighter... or a Hybrid (which is a bit of everything)... but all in all... I'd be a BRAWLER who fights on THE INSIDE... but also uses SMART TACTICS!

The fighter whose style I'd imitate? Tyson... LaMotta... Foreman... Marciano... Liston... Hopkins... Hagler... Hearns etc and My Weight Class? I would prefer anywhere from the Welterweight Division to The Light Heavyweight Division > I have to lose weight!
 

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bill1234 said:

Would you be the kind that dances around and jabed?
That wasn't me I never did a lot dancing in the ring.

I wasn't flashy, and didn't possess much showmanship in the ring, my style was never flashy or pretty. I just came to fight that's all. (smiling)


bill1234 said:

Or would you be the slugger?

Pick a fighter that had the style you would like to have, or describe the style you have created or have been taught.
If I had to pick a fighter that my style may had come to closest to yet it would have been just exactly the same I'd say maybe it would be a light heavyweight and had also fought as middleweight fighter named Henry Hank, he was long before your time and was a good fighter but never held the title.

But he comes to mind, as I gave thought to your question as for style any way.

Hank was a really good fighter and a tough guy, he'd always try to get the knock out. I think I carried myself in the ring in my fights near the same as he did as for style, I fought much like he did.

I came to always to be wanting to get the knockout too.

Didn't always get it! But I came to always try, but that was later in the amatuer ranks some time after I won a title and had gained more experience and moved out of the novice ranks and to fight open-class as a middleweight in the late 1960s, and as light heavyweight in the early 1970s.

As for going for the knock out, more than half the fights that I had won and they were either by knock outs or techincal knock outs (TKO).

After I gained more experienced fighting, I would say that I was more of an inside fighter, and a street fighter or brawler I guess you could say as for the way to fight that was most natural and comfortable for me as for the way in which I fought best.

It takes time to develop your style and to find what comes more natural to you as boxer, and when you find it. You then cultivate it and to build upon it.

It wasn't pretty and flashy the way I liked to fight as for what came natural for me in the ring in fighting.

I'd right handed, but my one best weapon was a left hook.

I could punch hard with my right, but why I say the left hook was my best weapon was because I was very deceptive in being able to get the hook in.

I liked to also throw double hooks to the body, and also to the head.

I was really good at getting the hooks in. (smiling)


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I myself would have sort of a mix between Holmes's style, and Marciano/Fraziers style.

I would want to back up jabbing with a fast, hard jab, but if need be slug it out with the guy.

I would want to be able to KO the guy with 1 shot just in case.
No all the knockouts I got was with one punch, but some of them were. Usually, I got the knockouts with combination punches.

Some of them came by hooks to the body, the guy would go down and not be able to caught his breath in time and be counted out.

Several fights that I had had ended like that by a hook to the body, and would be short punches.

I came to never like to just stand back and box a guy really. I couldn't do my best fighting like in that way. I needed to be on the inside to better win.


bill1234 said:

My right hand would be my power shot that would reac havoc on my oppenent.

What would your style be?
Many guys who had a big punch in their right will start with that and as they became more experienced come later to have the big punch in both hands and to come to have a good left hook too.

Straight punches are much easier to see coming at you than hooks and uppercuts.

Guys like Larry Holmes you mentioned that have long arms and are more your pure or classic boxers usually are very good jabbing, you got to fight on the inside to take that good weapon away from them because if you allow them to keep you at a distance a good boxer like that can beat you to death.

JJC
 

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My personal style;

I would love to develop those instant KO power shots like Mike Tyson, but I go more with jab feints, and trying to sidestep blows. I favour the Frazier special: Roll & Hook. Duck an incoming shot, roll to the outside and — in one fluid motion (I can’t quite manage this yet) — come up with a hook while they still have their arm outstretched. But, as they say, practice makes perfect!

I suffer from asthma, and training helps me to keep going, but I will need to do some serious conditioning if I want to last the distance. But I love the whole technical, high–speed chess side of boxing, so if I can develop that stamina I don’t mind a Points win :D.
 

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I'm 5'9". If I wanted to be a Brawler with mighty punching power and a strong build... what weight division or weight divisions between Welterweight and Light Heavyweight would suit me for my size, strength and what my best stamina would be at... thanks!:cool:
 

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Oops, thanks for the whole height thing — I forgot to mention it. I tower into the air … erm, over 2–year–olds :confused: !

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At 5’3½” (at that height the ½–inches matter!), I will have to work on the inside to stand any chance because almost everyone can long jab me to death. I suppose that way I can learn to dodge everything :)
 
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