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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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George Benton – Rear Hand Placement

George Benton Philly Shell

Philly Shell Hand Positioning Floyd Mayweather Jr made the shoulder roll popular, this guard has been used for over a century in boxing but it was really Mayweather Jr who popularised it and suddenly everyone wanted to use the shoulder roll or its most popular variation, the Philly shell. With the lead hand low position, […]

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Rocky Marciano – Step in

Rocky Marciano

In the video below I take a look at one of the methods Rocky Marciano used to close the gap against his opponents. With a 68in reach, Marciano has the shortest reach of any heavyweight champion in history, so closing the gap against often taller opponents with a longer reach was imperative to Marciano’s success […]

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How to use the Shoulder Roll if you are Southpaw

How to use the Shoulder Roll if you are Southpaw

The Shoulder Roll Southpaw Style – Pernell Whitaker In this article I am going to take a look at how you would use the shoulder roll if you happen to be a southpaw boxer. Pretty much all the examples we see of shoulder roll experts in the professional game are right handed orthodox boxers – […]

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Tony Zale – The Feint

Tony Zale

Tony Zale was a former Middleweight champion in the 1940’s, a decade I consider to be the greatest in boxing history. Zale was nicknamed the man of steel, not just because he hailed from Gary, Indiana – a steel town but also for his ability to take an enormous amount of punishment and still carry […]

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Oscar De La Hoya – Tempo

Oscar De La Hoya

Oscar De La Hoya was nicknamed the Golden Boy and in my opinion something which really stands out about him the most is his resume. De La Hoya fought a host of big names and for that reason he deserves a lot of credit for fighting up through the divisions and taking on many of […]

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George Foreman – Controlling an Opponent

George Foreman

George Foreman was one of the very best the heavyweight division has ever seen. A champion in the greatest heavyweight decade of the 1970’s he was good enough to come back a decade later and then become champion again in the 1990’s(another very strong era of heavyweight boxing) well into his 40’s. Big George may […]

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Jimmy Carter Lead Arm Defence

Jimmy Carter

Old School Boxing Defence Jimmy Carter was a three time lightweight champion in the 1950’s and is one of those fighters you watch and immediately think of the old school style which a handful of boxers in recent times use styles and tricks similar to what Carter possessed. From watching Jimmy Carter fight you would […]

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The Skills of Joe Brown

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Joe Brown was a Lightweight Champion in the late 1950’s who fought 185 times over the course of his career. Avoided for a time he received a title shot 13yrs after becoming a pro and when he was in his 30’s. Having become champion he soon introduced the nickname ‘Old Bones’ in an effort to […]

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