I see what you mean but this is by no mean an in-depth analysis about the skills needed to fight at close range (timing, accuracy, balance, courage...).In my opinion, inside fighting is all about skill. Strength helps, but a weaker fighter can easily out-hustle a stronger fighter if he shifts his angles and picks his punches carefully. Defense has a major roll in this as well. Catching body punches with elbows, rolling the hooks, ect.
Anyone that votes strength is a little bit naive. I honestly think there should have been more specific choices to this poll. That or the poll question should have been worded differently. Other than that, good topic!
This thread was started because some people here believe it's all about strength. They still haven't voted yet though...I wonder why?:dunno:It is and will never be all about strenght or all about skill. If you have all the strength in the world, but have the skillset of someone like Andy Lee it won't matter at all. On the flip side if you have the skills of Floyd but the wind blows you down you're done. It is a combination of both skills and strength as well as many other things. Why was this thread started Balistik?
Nevermind, I just found the argument in another thread.This thread was started because some people here believe it's all about strength. They still haven't voted yet though...I wonder why?:dunno:
Floyd is stronger than Hatton, thasts what we were debating.
Billy Graham interview at BritishBoxing.netMayweather is stronger than Hatton.
Of course not, it is one of the major advantages though. This was a big reason pbf was able to put a hurting on Hatton in the inside, his superior strengh made Hatton tire in the fight.Billy Graham's oppinion isnt exactly any worth on that matter. And afterall Ricky's superior strenght like he said wasnt apparent on the fightnight as he was manhandled and ouworked in the inside. The fact that Floyd moved up quite a time ago doesnt make him any weaker (manny pacquiao started at 106 pounds and even so he was regarded as the stronger man against Marquez), he has the height and the body size of a welterweight, he is a welterweight packed with good muscles, and more importantly he seemed stronger to me than Hatton did.
But yes I remember Tommy stating that infighting was all about strenght, even though I think he doesnt believe that either