Tag: vintage boxing

Talking Legends: Pernell Whitaker

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“Sweet Pea” Whitaker (40-4-1, 17KO👊), who had the greatest reflexes displayed since the great Nicolino Locche, and superseded Locche’s ability by being able to counter routinely off of those insane angles and pivots that he would use to evade the onslaught of punches.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”

Talking Legends: Felix Trinidad

Puerto Rican superstar 🇵🇷Felix ‘Tito’ Trinidad (42-3-0, 35KO) was one fighter I could make an argument for as being the most 🔌⚡electrifying overall offensive force in the last 3 decades. Despite a very lean frame, his punching power was devastatingly inconceivable, but if you were to see his knuckles with the gloves off, and factor in the way he fired his shots the with the torque in he threw them, it makes perfect sense why he hit so hard. Continue reading “Talking Legends: Felix Trinidad”

Talking Legends: Evander Holyfield

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”