Some fighters defy logic with the way they’re able to see events 5 steps ahead of everyone else, whose reaction time is as quick as the flick of a light switch, and can adapt to anything presented in front of them with a natural acumen to their craft.
In boxing, I don’t think there’s a better example in the last half a century of this than the great ♛🥇🇺🇸Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker (40-4-1, 17KO👊), who had the greatest reflexes displayed since the great Nicolino Locche, and superseded Locche’s ability by being able to counter routinely off of those insane angles and pivots that he would use to evade the onslaught of punches. “Sweet Pete” had very strong legs, which enabled him to cover a lot of ground which made his defensive acumen even scarier, and was the foundation of his overall attack. Continue reading “Talking Legends:📽️ Pernell Whitaker”
A Saint Petersburg, Florida native, ♛🇺🇸Ronald “Winky” Wright (51-6-1, 25KO) was one you would consider to be a master boxer when he operated in his own element, and could make a case for being one of the greatest Southpaws to ever lace them up. Wright was one who lived by the mantra of no wasted energy, and operated at his best in middle distance. He had a ramrod of a jab that served as his greatest weapon, and certainly was one of the best 2 or 3 jabs in that entire generation. His defense however was his trademark… Continue reading “Talking Legends:📽️ Winky Wright”
An all business, no nonsense type of guy, and a proud Nigerian, Richard Ihetu (better known as) ♛🇳🇬Dick Tiger (60-19-3, 27KO) had been summed up by many of his peers during his tenure as a quality individual in addition to being a great fighter. Continue reading “Talking Legends:📽️ Dick Tiger”
As much an inspiration as he was a great boxer, ♛🥉🇺🇸Evander “Real Deal” Holyfield (44-10-2, 29KO) was a living embodiment of how much the human spirit can endure, and how you could ⚔️weaponize it as fuel towards your drive in pursuit of your goals. Holyfield had the ability to fight in all 3 ranges, inside, within the pocket, and outside. With his versatility being key to his attack, he also had a great chin, and loved the prospects of getting into a war if you took the fight to him. Continue reading “Talking Legends:📽️Evander Holyfield”
Puerto Rican Lightweight legend ♛🇵🇷Carlos Ortiz (61-7-1, 30KO) was the true embodiment of consistency and class, as was what was exhibited during his historic 16½ year campaign… Continue reading “Talking Legends:📽️ Carlos Ortiz”