Chris John - the best I faced

DB Cooper

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Chris John - the best I faced :

BEST JAB
Juan Manuel Marquez: Marquez had the best jab; very powerful, like dynamite and accurate too.

BEST DEFENSE
Soleh Sundava: He let me punch and expected me to tire. He had a good plan, but it didn’t work because I was younger and I had more stamina. The best defense was Sundava, even compared to Marquez or Gainer. His defense was neat and tight; very hard to punch his chin or stomach, so I punched his shoulders and anything I could.

FASTEST HANDS
Derrick Gainer: He was tall, skinny had a long reach and was very quick. Maybe because he is skinny and tall, that’s why he’s very fast.

BEST FOOTWORK
Marquez: He was a good counter puncher with foot movement. For example, when I landed the jab, he moved his foot back quickly and at the same time landed a strong straight shot.

SMARTEST
Simpiwe Vetyeka: He could read my mind. When I threw the jab, he just punched back straight away, and with more combinations too.

STRONGEST
Hiroyuki Enoki: He was very strong; never gave up even though I punched him a lot. He just kept coming forward, even though his face was swollen. He seemed like he didn’t care. He knew he would lose, from the first round to the end I was ahead of him, but he would not surrender.

BEST CHIN
Thongchai Treeviset: I punched him right on his chin so many times but magically he still stood up. To be honest with you, if any other boxer got punched that much on the chin, they would get knocked out. Finally, the referee stopped the fight because I punched him so many times and he couldn’t punch me back.

BEST PUNCHER
Marquez: His punch was powerful and accurate.

BEST BOXING SKILLS
Marquez: He was a smart boxer. He had good technique, skills and a powerful punch. No wonder he could beat good boxers such as Manny Pacquiao.

BEST OVERALL
Marquez: He had good footwork, good counterpunches. They were hard, strong punches and very accurate too. I am really proud that I could beat him.

https://www.ringtv.com/573781-best-i-faced-chris-john/
 

Kissan

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Crazy how high he thinks of Vetyeka.
Very nice to see. Most of the retired boxers/legends tend to mention fighters they have beaten instead of boxer by whom they were beaten.
For example Lennox Lewis, I have seen him mentioning Ray Mercer as his toughest fight, but never McCall or Rahman. I don't know what's the matter with that.
 
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I always thought John was underappreciated and that his match with Marquez was treated with exaggeration in favour of Marquez. John was on a somewhat short list of the best of his era. Not the top tier but you don't have to go down the list all that far, if you're on my list anyway. Nice to see his remarks.
 
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Crazy how high he thinks of Vetyeka.
I was at that fight, he had a loyal following over here and the place was packed. The crowd seemed to think it was going to be a foregone conclusion celebrating a farewell fight and went deadly silent. He was picked to pieces.
The fight before the same thing happened, a young local prospect with a good following got handled easily by an underdog.
It was the undercard to Jeff Horn v Naoufel Ben Rabeh which saved the night I don’t think I’ve attended a better fight since.
 
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Very nice to see. Most of the retired boxers/legends tend to mention fighters they have beaten instead of boxer by whom they were beaten.
For example Lennox Lewis, I have seen him mentioning Ray Mercer as his toughest fight, but never McCall or Rahman. I don't know what's the matter with that.
McCall and Rahman weren't exactly tough fights for Lewis, Lewis just got caught and knocked the fuck out by a punch he didn't see coming in fights that he was winning. With Ray Mercer, Lewis was taken to the trenches. There comes a time in a fighters career when skills aren't enough to win a fight. That was the situation with Mercer. Lewis could not just rely on his long heavy jab and skillset as he did with previous opponents. Mercer took him out of his comfort zone and made Lewis stand up and FIGHT.
If you think of it from that aspect, yes, the Mercer fight was Lewis's hardest career fight.
 
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