I wish the Forbes and Ennis video clips were at the same speed... but still, I noticed some differences that I think were key.
When Forbes rolls his shoulder, his right hand is cocked and in position. Without windup, he throws it perfectly timed.... preventing Sanchez to have any time to bring his right hand back into a defensive position.
When Ennis rolls his, he goes into a windup motion with his right hand. Yes.... you're absolutely right. Abreu could've definitely used better defensive technique to catch that right uppercut. He certainly had the time.
Abreu also lost positioning of his feet a lot more than Sanchez did, falling into Ennis and being woefully vulnerable for that right hand upper.
Man! Those uppercuts are brutal punches.
Do not let success go to your head and do not let failure get to your heart.
I went back one page in this thread and read with great interest The exchange between Tito and Yuzo... I watched the clips again, and in that knockout uppercut punch, I think the guy started his uppercut while the other guy's right hand was still being thrown and that is why he was able to land it before the other guy could bring his right hand up to his face to try to block
It looks like he had a split second of a head start on throwing his uppercut. I think that uppercut was not completely calculated.
But the uppercut was almost hitting its Target at the time the other guy should have been bringing his right hand back up to his chin in defense
But I do agree that the other guy did not really seem to make an effort at the last moment to bring his hand back up to his chin to protect himself
Unfortunately though the punch had started earlier than a normal counterpunch. I don't know if that's just luck or what but definitely the uppercut started a little bit earlier than the other videos
As far as Marciano not throwing that right hand with much conviction.... Marciano was a master at distance. Archie Moore had probably moved just ever so slightly out of Marciano's reach and Marciano had detected that very quickly and therefore he pulled up on that right hand. It was definitely not thrown with any conviction and looked like halfway through he bailed out on it
You know why? because in the second round of that fight he missed a right hand that he was out of range to be throwing in the first place and it resulted in him getting tagged really hard right on the button and going down for only the second time in his career
Marciano would not make that same mistake twice against somebody like Archie Moore
Last edited by NoSavingByTheBell; 09-23-2020 at 04:58 AM.
Precisely. Marciano in that clip seemed to detect Moore had moved away mid-punch, and made the smart adjustment of bailing on the punch and bringing his glove beneath his chin instead. It showed amazing ring awareness in the split seconds that determine the punches that land and those that miss.
here's another right hand that he bailed out on, but not quite as much:
All this talk of awesome uppercuts and love the clips but thought of Bailey sending Mike Jones into total anonymity right off . Def more of a straight back but Bailey was well planted for Jones to run right onto it. Head went low and level with his lead as he tried to get it back and Bailey almost tucked his forehead in his back pocket for him.
dude looks like Ike Quarte in that thumbnail
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