What boxer embodies your favorite boxing style?

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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
 

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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.
 
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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 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
 

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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
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.
 
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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.
If you get any footage of your fights, feel free to post them up on here :good
 

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I forgot to mention some of my favorite amateurs: Roberto Balado, Mario Kindelan.
 
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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.
Derrick Gainer had a very similar style. IIRC he trained with Roy or something.
And in case one hasn't: watch Gainer vs Kelley :yep
 
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Felix Trinidad for his heart, left hook, and Puerto Rican pride. No trash talk, just Puerto Rico this and Puerto Rico that. He walked people down and fucked them up. Hit Vargas with a monster left hook less than 30 seconds into the fight. Put him down twice in the 1st. Also, I'm Black/Hispanic and kinda looked like him. Admired him for all these reasons.

Mike Tyson for his beautiful head movement, speed, power, and ferocity.

I'm not a Canelo fan, but he is a complete boxer. I love the fact that he can fight on the backfoot being much shorter than other men his size. A smart fighter he is. I like aggressive fighters, but watching Canelo box, moving lateral and backwards is a joy to watch.
 
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