- Jun 4, 2012
When I box I try to emulate Joe Frazier, Holyfield, Marciano, Julio Cesar Chavez, etc. Also a good bit of Miguel Cotto too with the jab and the occasional movement.I always wanted to emulate Tommy Hearns when I boxed, used to watch his fights and try to emulate the moves when I sparred. I loved the long jab, upper body movement and that vicious right hand which was laser guided, not to mention his footwork which was top class. Unfortunately I'm 5 ft 9, so didn't have the height, or the punching power to pull it off, I was always more natural as a counter puncher and fought better standing in my opponents range rather than out of it
When I box I try to emulate Joe Frazier, Holyfield, Marciano, Julio Cesar Chavez, etc. Also a good bit of Miguel Cotto too with the jab and the occasional movement.
I love Sugar Ray Leonard and Sugar Ray Robinson, also Muhammad Ali, hell even Marvin Hagler, those guys would be among my favorite fighters. but I could never emulate those guys, not with my style and attributes.
I compete, got an amateur fight next month actually. At welterweight (152 lb). I've had 2 fights, won both of them by stoppage so I am a bit of a puncher. My best shot being the left hook.I hear you bro, those are still great fighters to watch. Do you compete or just spar at the moment? And what weight are you? I was 5ft 9, I boxed as a lightweight, 3 fights I won them, but should have had more when I was younger and in shape to fight
Derrick Gainer had a very similar style. IIRC he trained with Roy or something.But to be fair, Roy didn't have much of a style. I mean nothing from Roy could be copied and replicated in to a "style". Roy was a phenomena and he is the only one.