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    Rocky Marciano's Defense(video)

    YouTube - Rocky Marciano underrated defense highlight

    Here's a good video of a boxer who was regarded as having poor defense but upon closer examination there are a lot of subtle movements that help him avoid punches. Marciano wasn't big on the "shoulder roll" like James Toney or Archie Moore but he wasn't just there to be hit either.

    I'm not sure how to show youtube videos on this site, but the hyperlink is up there.

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    Very awesome.


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    Holy crap that was awesome! Nice to see the analysis in slow mo.

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    Yeah, the slo-mo definitely fleshes out all the little things.

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    Fighters like Rocky Marciano just go to show how much of the fight game is timing, distancing, and physical ability (speed/strength/endurance). If you're good enough at the above mentioned, you can be as unorthodox as you want... though the basics of maintaining a solid and maneuverable stance still apply.

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    Very nice bobbing and weaving. Awesome the way he comes around with the hook/cross after ducking under his opponent's punches.. exploiting the advantage of being a shorter fighter.
    Thanks for sharing.
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    Beautiful music, beautiful piece of footage to study.

    Such a Legend's workcraft can only be described as Art.

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    Thanx for the video, Quija.

    We need more like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonuzaba
    Thanx for the video, Quija.

    We need more like that.
    YouTube - Mike Tyson

    Here's a more common one of Mike Tyson, but it's my favorite Tyson highlight video because it actually shows some of his defensive movements. They are similar to Marciano's, but when Tyson did it it seems like he has to make himself do it, whereas Marciano seemed more relaxed, but that does speak highly of Tyson's reflexes. Marciano is commonly rated in people's top 3 boxers list, along with Ali and Joe Louis. I think Mike Tyson is very commonly underrated.

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    Boxing compilation music video I made Video by Jerry - MySpace Video@@AMEPARAM@@http://mediaservices.myspace.com/services/media/embed.aspx/m=1662498@@AMEPARAM@@mediaservices@@AMEPARAM@@mysp ace@@AMEPARAM@@services/media/embed@@AMEPARAM@@aspx/m@@AMEPARAM@@1662498

    This is one I made myself. It's not instructional, just me trying to make a music video using boxing highlights.

    I was going to give it it's own thread but wasn't sure which forum that would be appropriate in.

    Let me know what you think of it. I had the idea to make it when someone asked which song it would be funniest for Zab Judah to be dancing to after Kostya Tzyue knocked him down.

    edit: Bleh through that link above it also shows you were to see an embarassing video of me before I knew how to box in any decent fashion. Please don't pick on me too much. I did win both of the fights against those skinny guys, they both quit. The first one quit due to exhaustion the second one bit his tongue when I hit him, despite wearing a mouthpiece. I was in the best shape of my life, just didn't have very good form.
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