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    Default Inside fighting.

    Inside fighting is a dying art. Not too many fighters do it anymore. Who do you blame? Do trainers just not teach their fighters how to do it anymore?

    Personally, I blame the amateur system. It favors outside fighting and throwing pitty-pat punches. It's why some fighters who are standout amateurs are having trouble adjusting to the pros.

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    Default Re: Inside fighting.

    It's a hard, taxing style of fighting, unless you have incredible skill and reflexes like my main man James Toney did.

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    Default Re: Inside fighting.

    It's a higher risk form of fighting...also some fighters especially power punchers want to get extension on their punches to make them land as hard as possible, getting in too close takes the sting out of their punches.
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    Watching Tyson, Chávez and Toney with their own different styles were beautiful to watch when they fought on the inside. They caused beautiful damage to their opponents.

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    Default Re: Inside fighting.

    There are still some solid inside fighters. Ward is very effective on the inside. GGG is basically a Russian (Khazak), middleweight version of Chavez. Loma, and Chocolatito are both very effective on the inside, and Mikey Garcia is dangerous at any distance. I would even consider Danny Garcia an effective fighter on the inside.

    Toney and Floyd were both masterful, defensive fighters in the pocket, where guys like Chavez and GGG take you apart, piece by piece in there. Ward and Hopkins weren't/aren't as asthetically pleasing, but both were phenomenal at fighting effectively inside.

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    Default Re: Inside fighting.

    To me, any FOTY candidate must feature high qualityinside fighting... When these actions are executed by both boxers in every round ; it can make boxing the most exciting sport known to man....
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    Default Re: Inside fighting.

    As @mikeeod said there are still those fighters that are very capable at fighting on the inside. It just seems we currently have more movers/ boxer-punchers around.

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    Default Re: Inside fighting.

    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha View Post
    As @mikeeod said there are still those fighters that are very capable at fighting on the inside. It just seems we currently have more movers/ boxer-punchers around.
    I think Ward won his fight against Kov by staying on the inside and taking the fight to Kov.
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    Default Re: Inside fighting.

    I never thought Tyson was an inside fighter. If you watch his fights, his 'best range' was always closer than the other guys 'best range' - possibly because he always had shorter arms than his opponent, and he favoured hooks and uppercuts more. However, he usually allowed himself to get tied up when up close. I can't really blame his opponents for this, but he took some criticism for this early on in his career, and commentators called him too passive inside.

    I agree with people who said Ward is a strong and crafty infighter. He is also rough and dirty, which makes it even more effective in an era when people aren't experienced in dealing with it.

    I suspect the amateur game does discourage people from learning how to do it, plus TV only wants to show knockouts that come from distance rather than someone being systematically broken down up close. Unfortunately, I also think that idiot judges aren't capable of recognising when someone is dominating inside so that fighter doesn't get credit.

    Quite some time ago, a poster uploaded a video of Roberto Duran infighting. It came with a pretty masterful commentary which broke down what he was doing and how skilful and accomplished he was. I certainly learned something from that excellent video.

    Can someone find it and repost it here, it's definitely worth a watch.
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    Default Re: Inside fighting.

    Quote Originally Posted by X View Post
    I never thought Tyson was an inside fighter. If you watch his fights, his 'best range' was always closer than the other guys 'best range' - possibly because he always had shorter arms than his opponent, and he favoured hooks and uppercuts more. However, he usually allowed himself to get tied up when up close. I can't really blame his opponents for this, but he took some criticism for this early on in his career, and commentators called him too passive inside.

    I agree with people who said Ward is a strong and crafty infighter. He is also rough and dirty, which makes it even more effective in an era when people aren't experienced in dealing with it.

    I suspect the amateur game does discourage people from learning how to do it, plus TV only wants to show knockouts that come from distance rather than someone being systematically broken down up close. Unfortunately, I also think that idiot judges aren't capable of recognising when someone is dominating inside so that fighter doesn't get credit.

    Quite some time ago, a poster uploaded a video of Roberto Duran infighting. It came with a pretty masterful commentary which broke down what he was doing and how skilful and accomplished he was. I certainly learned something from that excellent video.

    Can someone find it and repost it here, it's definitely worth a watch.
    There was always talk of a 'silent contract' between Mike Tyson and his opponent when they got close. His opponent was happy for the onslaught to stop temporarily, and Mike didnt want to work when anything closer than his optimum range. They mutually agreed that no one would do anything.
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    Default Re: Inside fighting.

    This is probably the inside fighting video


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    Default Re: Inside fighting.

    Duran was amazing at fighting on the inside, his defense was great and that's always a key when fighting on the inside....if you're fighting on the inside and you don't pay attention to defense first then bad things will happen
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    Default Re: Inside fighting.

    Riddick Bowe was a good inside fighter for such a big man.

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    Default Re: Inside fighting.

    Quote Originally Posted by sanatogen View Post
    This is probably the inside fighting video

    Thats the one! One of the best videos I've seen on here.

    Thanks for finding it
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    Default Re: Inside fighting.

    How does Floyd do on the inside and could he keep Duran off at Lightweight and Welter version that beat Leonard?
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