Bob Foster and the Up Jab

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Bob Foster was one of the fighters I featured in my book Forgotten Legends of the Ring. Foster was mostly known for being a ferocious puncher and is considered one of the best ever to have campaigned at Light Heavyweight. Something else Foster doesn’t get enough credit for is his jab. Foster of course also […]

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Bernard Hopkins – Taking Away the Right

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Bernard Hopkins was one of the smartest fighters of all time, how else can you explain a man in his late 40’s winning the world title and still being competitive in his 50’s. Hopkins was a real old school fighter, a late starter to boxing he hailed from one of the greatest boxing cities of […]

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James Toney – 5 Set ups for the Right Hand

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The one they called Lights Out was a masterful boxer. James Toney is one of those old school throwback type of fighters who was a joy to watch because he had such mastery over the sweet science of boxing. Toney was shown the ways of the old school by his coach Bill Miller – Miller […]

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Thomas Hearns and the Jab Feint

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The Hitman Thomas Hearns is one of the most recognisable names in Boxing. Hearns was one of the famous Fab Four group of fighters who all competed against each other in the 1980’s – the others being Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran and Marvin Hagler. Another of Thomas Hearns nicknames was The Motor City Cobra […]

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Roberto Duran – Touch and Go

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Roberto Duran was one of the greatest boxers of all time – I wouldn’t argue with anyone who wanted to put Duran in the top five ever, he was that good. In this article I take a quick look at one of his techniques which I call the touch and go. The fight featured here […]

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James Toney – Skills

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The Lesser Known Skills of Lights Out James Toney James Toney is one of the finest all round boxers we have seen in recent times – Toney was especially a master of the shoulder roll and fighting inside the pocket. His extreme skill using the shoulder roll meant he could sit in the pocket and […]

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Sugar Ray Robinson – The Inside Slip

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Over the weekend I uploaded on to YouTube a video on Sugar Ray Robinson and the inside slip. Now by chance later in the night when Alexander Povetkin fought Dillian Whyte, the heavyweight pulled off a stunning move to end the fight. The move was the inside slip followed by the lead uppercut which knocked […]

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Sugar Ray Leonard – The Up Jab

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When Sugar Met El Radar When Sugar Ray Leonard met the man with the Spidey Senses Wilfred Benitez in 1979 the two were both young but already great fighters. Benitez had made waves when he became the youngest world champion in history aged just 17 as he took the light welterweight crown and now still […]

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Archie Moore – The In Jab

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  The jab is most commonly thrown punch in boxing and it can be used in so many different ways. It is not just about setting up an attack or finding your range, it can even be used as a form of defence and there are many ways to throw the jab – something I […]

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Earnie Shavers and the Right Hand Feint

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What comes to mind when you hear the name Earnie Shavers? Undoubtedly it will be his punching power and no surprises when I listed him in my article of hardest punchers in history. Infact I don’t believe there ever was a harder puncher than Shavers. It usually comes down to between Shavers and George Foreman […]

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