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Joe Calzaghe – Take Away

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How Calzaghe defended the left hook of Jeff Lacy In 2006 Joe Calzaghe fought Jeff Lacy – both were undefeated Super Middleweight champions. Calzaghe was the more established fighter who had already made double digit defences of his titles and whilst Lacy was also a champion and lesser experience, it was Lacy who was seen […]

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Marvin Hagler – Taking away the Legs

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Slowing Down Your Opponent We’ve all heard the expression of slowing down your opponent or breaking down your opponent and the big key in doing this is by attacking the body. Some may have heard of the expression of taking away the legs of the opponent and how is this different to a sustained attack […]

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Floyd Mayweather Jr – The Adjustment

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How to Fight a Southpaw I’ve said this before but all professional boxers have good ring iq, what sets apart the greats though is that they think just that little bit quicker than the rest and they process information a little faster than the opposition. When it comes to ring IQ I find it hard […]

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Larry Holmes and the Jab

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The Greatest Jab of All Time? Happy Birthday to Larry Holmes who was born On this day in 1949 in Cuthbert, Georgia. Holmes is in my opinion one of the five greatest heavyweights we have ever seen, unfortunately being sandwiched amongst the two most famous boxers in history(Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson) means that he […]

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Paul Spadafora – Southpaw Style

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Tricks of the Pittsburgh Kid Back in the day Pittsburgh used to be a hot bed of Boxing talent – Harry Greb, Billy Conn, Fritzie Zivic, Charley Burley were all great fighters and adding to the list of hot talent was the Southpaw Lightweight champion Paul Spadafora. Spadafora worked with one of the greatest boxers […]

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Bernard Hopkins – Taking away the Jab

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Bernard Hopkins vs Winky Wright When Bernard Hopkins fought against Winky Wright, the one thing Hopkins had to do was try and take away the jab because Wright was a very efficient fighter – fighting out of the high guard and covering up, Wright could creep up on you and just pick you off all […]

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Muhammad Ali vs The Shoulder Roll

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Muhammad Ali vs Bob Foster I’ve written about both boxers extensively on my website, Foster was one of the fighters I included in my book Forgotten Legends of the Ring and Ali is, well Ali is Ali – and I have written about their fight but in this article, as I am always intrigued by […]

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Wilfredo Vasquez – Handling Angles of Orlando Canizales

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Solving the Puzzle of the Lomachenko and Usyk like footwork of Canizales With the fight last weekend between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Uysk, I wanted to see how fighters in the past handled an opponent who was Lomachenko before Lomachenko. That of course was Orlando Canizales who possessed amazing footwork very similar to the likes […]

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Eddie Mustafa Muhammad – Breaking down an Opponent

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Taking Away the Legs Eddie Mustafa Muhammad fought in a period which can be defined as the greatest era of Light Heavyweight Boxing. Alongside Mustafa there was Dwight Qawi, Matthew Saad Muhammad, John Conteh, Michael Spinks, Victor Galindez, Marvin Johnson and more – an extremely deep pool of talented fighters. In this article and ensuing […]

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Nicolino Locche – The Roll Step

Nicolino Locche Roll Step

The Roll Step to Avoid the Cross and Hook When it comes to rolling under the punches you hear a few different terms to describe the motion. Commonly we hear the bob and weave, another variation is the slide in which you come in under the punches such as the hook but there is also […]

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