IPB  

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

 
> Skilled Boxing Verses "Running", How Do The Fighers Influence The Perception of These Terms?
Jack 1000
post Apr 14 2013, 06:49 PM
Post #1


The Consultant


Group: Root Admin
Posts: 9,736
Joined: 2-December 02
Member No.: 14



In my view,

I think that today's generation is so accustomed to the brawling, slugging mentality, that we are seeing a trend of masterful boxers being booed and accused of running. I personally think that a masterful boxing is one who can employ the strategy of hit and not be hit. Jab, stick and move show the ability to dodge punches. A boxer defined as a "runner" refuses to engage, goes into a track meet, and does not try to win.

However, masterful boxers of the past like Pep, Ali, Leonard, Nelson, Whitaker were never accused of running, even though sometimes that had to run a little bit as part of the master boxing plan. However, because Ali and Leonard were master showmen, who were often loved, sometimes hated, with often no middle-ground, they could be forgiven for anything they did because of who they were.

Boxers like Mayweather and Hopkins are often criticized not only because of their personality, but because they don't brawl. Would today's generation of most fans and writers of boxing find Pep, Ali, and Leonard "boring?" Has boxing gotten to the point where so many fighters who don't brawl are considered "runners?"

Could elusive boxing be influencing judges in a negative way, where judges are thinking "effective aggressiveness has to involve brawling?" If a boxer is not coming forward, they think he should be punished for that? Is ineffective aggression being overly praised where the boxer is coming forward and throwing, but punches aren't landing?

Jack

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
 
Start new topic
Replies
bMaK
post Apr 14 2013, 08:20 PM
Post #2


Strawweight


Group: Members
Posts: 67
Joined: 3-July 11
From: NJ
Member No.: 12,682



That was a clinic and I was into every second of it.

Andre Ward been doin his thing for a minute but I haven't seen a performance that impressive since a Floyd fight. Rigondeaux looks like he's of that ilk.

(Admin Note: Edited to remove racist language)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
dre98
post Apr 15 2013, 07:32 PM
Post #3


Strawweight


Group: Members
Posts: 98
Joined: 27-March 12
From: NYC
Member No.: 13,589



QUOTE (bMaK @ Apr 14 2013, 09:20 PM) *
That was a clinic and I was into every second of it.

Andre Ward been doin his thing for a minute but I haven't seen a performance that impressive since a Floyd fight. Rigondeaux looks like he's of that ilk.

(Admin Note: Edited to remove racist language)



Thats real talk....did anybody catch wind of andre wards comments of rigo vs donaire? This guy i'm losing respect for saying that fight was close
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
daprofessor
post Apr 15 2013, 07:39 PM
Post #4


Cruiserweight


Group: Members
Posts: 5,823
Joined: 20-May 11
From: killa kali
Member No.: 12,336



QUOTE (dre98 @ Apr 15 2013, 07:32 PM) *
Thats real talk....did anybody catch wind of andre wards comments of rigo vs donaire? This guy i'm losing respect for saying that fight was close


he gets a pass. nonito is his boy...it's expected. he knows nonito is going to read his comments so he's going to be nice.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Posts in this topic


Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 



Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 30th August 2014 - 02:05 PM