Emile Griffith – The Slip and Step

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How to Fight Someone Taller Than You A question we have all asked ourselves is how do you fight someone taller than you? Emile Griffith was a terrific world champion who stood just under 5’7 tall. When Griffith was fighting as a Light Middleweight and Middleweight he was often going up against taller opponents so […]

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Roberto Duran – How to Counter the Jab

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In recent weeks we have seen a few fights which really highlighted the importance of the Jab. With a couple of those fights what was so obvious was the lack of ability to counter the jab. When the young heavyweight prospect Daniel Dubois faced off against Joe Joyce, Dubois was really being hyped as the […]

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Julian Jackson – The Knockout

Julian Jackson

Little excites boxing fans more than the knockout. When it comes to the most exciting fighters of all time, usually you will see they are great punchers, fighters capable of ending a bout in any given moment. It’s no wonder that Mike Tyson is the most exciting boxer we have ever seen and a huge […]

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Lennox Lewis Peek-A-Boo

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This weekend two of Boxing’s biggest legends come out of retirement to do battle once more, the baddest man on the planet Mike Tyson and Captain Hook Roy Jones Jr. With that in mind I looked at some of their fights to see how their opponents had success against them – I have previously done […]

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George Benton vs The Left Hook

George Benton

How Does The Philly Shell Handle The Left Hook? George Benton was one of the fighters I featured in my book Forgotten Legends of the Ring, not only was Benton one of the top middleweights in the 1960’s, he would later become one of the best trainers of all time as he trained a number […]

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Jersey Joe Walcott – The Slip and Counter

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Jersey Joe Walcott was a former Heavyweight champion who at the time of becoming champion made history as the oldest boxer to become the Heavyweight champion, that record of course was broken decades later by Big George Foreman. Walcott fought from 1930 to 1953 and faced many of the best names in his era, including […]

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Tony Canzoneri – The Trap

Tony Canzoneri

Last week was the birth anniversary of a boxer named Tony Canzoneri. Canzoneri was one of Boxing’s first three weight world champions, winning titles in the Featherweight, Lightweight and Light Welterweight divisions. Born in 1908, Canzoneri was already considered the best boxer in the world by the age of 23. Tony Canzoneri was known for […]

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Gerald McClellan – Control

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Gerald McClellan was known for being cold – not just inside the ring but outside of it too…his most obvious trait was his knockout power. The G-Man was a brutal puncher and finisher and because of this some of his subtle skills often go overlooked. One of the skills he was extremely adept at was […]

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Lennox Lewis – The Knockdown

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Lennox Lewis is one of the greatest heavyweights of all time, I would rank him in the top five and the fight which for me thrust him into the limelight as a serious fighter was the heavyweight title eliminator against Donovan ‘Razor’ Ruddock. Now at this time, Ruddock was a highly regarded Heavyweight who had […]

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Sugar Ray Leonard – The Head Feint

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Sugar Ray Leonard was a special fighter, if I was to compile a top ten list of the greatest boxers of all time, Leonard would be the only fighter in the list with less than 50 fights(Leonard had 40), the reason being I cannot think of anyone who beat a better quartet fighters at their […]

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