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pendleton23
03-04-2006, 04:24 PM
Here are some bouts that the victor was so dominant with his jab that he basically put on a clinic on how to win a bout with your jab.


Mike Spinks vs Braxton
Pernell Whitaker-Nelson
Hearns-Benitez
Lennox Lewis -Tua
Winky Wright -Trinadad/Mckart 1
Ike Quartey-Lopez/I know it was a draw but Quartey used his jab soooo much in that bout you have to include it for this topic.
De La Hoya-Gonzalez-I hate De La Hoya but he used his jab to perfection in this bout.

Anybody else have any other performances?

HEGrant
03-04-2006, 06:52 PM
About ten Larry Holmes fights come to mind...

AEP2
03-04-2006, 11:20 PM
also a number of Ali fights fit the bill.

Chuck1052
03-05-2006, 06:32 PM
One heavyweight who had a great jab
was Pinklon Thomas.

Alberto Davila also had a terrific jab.

- Chuck Johnston

gregbeyer
03-06-2006, 01:35 AM
chuck...thanx for mentioning davila in the jab category...mando ramos also has a great jab when in top form.
greg

blv30
03-06-2006, 11:40 AM
Tyrell Biggs, and Howard Davis Jr are two that come to mind.

PD99
03-06-2006, 09:54 PM
I haven't seen it since it first aired (Sep 1978 - oh shit, coming up for 28 yos ago), but I recollect Mike Rossman's jab playing a big part in it's own right and as a set up for the right hand in taking Galindez apart (undercard to Ali - Spinks II).

Also, let's not forget Gene (Tunney) the jabbing machine.

kikibalt
03-06-2006, 10:00 PM
Ismael Laguna busted up Mando Ramos with the jab

Frank B.

Rafael
03-07-2006, 10:21 PM
Jeff Lacy's jab comes to mind. :lol

Monzon's piston-like jab won him many fights.

JLP 6
03-08-2006, 11:14 AM
To lefties.

Whitaker-Chavez

Hagler-Mugabi (for the first 7 or so rounds that was the entire difference.)

rocky111
03-08-2006, 03:27 PM
Lou Nova busted up Max Baer with his great jab, only he was scared to use it against Joe Louis who also of couse busted up Baer with his all time jab.
When you speak of jabs incidently dont forget my man Sonny Liston. Who the hell ever had a better jab than him?
Foreman against George Chuvalo showed a trememdous jab.

robertk
03-18-2006, 05:59 AM
The best jab--to me anyway--in recent times was the michalczewski jab.

It was a thing of beauty and he stuffed it right down the pipe and had tremendous accuracy with it. And it always landed at about 90% extension and busted up or moved the opponent. kind of like the beautiful jab of emille griffith---didn't matter about reach or size or anything, it was all timing with the exact millisecond to fire that jab at the most opportune time.

The other thing w/ michalczewski was that he brought that hand back nicely and high and had the chin tucked. Lots of guys will throw a nice jab like a carl williams, but you can easily reach then since they don't bring it straight back/ bring it back too slow/ don't double jab/ aren't accurate enough with the jab/not a stiff enough jab/etc.

Dan Hanley
03-18-2006, 09:59 AM
One of the most remarkable performances I ever saw with jab alone was the John Conteh-Yaqui Lopez fight. Conteh had broken his right hand in a non-title against Willie (the bull) Taylor and then re-broke it in training. It was quite evident in the fight that he was right hand shy, he just wouldn't use it and peformed remarkably with left jab alone over 15 rounds. Absolutely brilliant. Another that comes to mind was Emile Griffith's performance against Eckard Dagge for the Jr. Middle title. IMO Griffith was robbed of the decision, for he had that left jab stuck in the German's face for 15 rounds and he had to be about 37 years old at the time. Two more great jabbers that haven't been mentioned were Luis Rodriguez and Ken Buchanan.

Dan

pendleton23
03-18-2006, 01:14 PM
I heard that Pinklon Thomas had an incredible jab.I also hear that the hab is Kesslers main weapon.Virgil Hill made a career out of having an excellent jab.

robertk
03-19-2006, 03:42 AM
Go and watch that michalczewski===virgil hill bout and check out the jabbing. Dariusz is giving up a few inches in reach/heighth/and facing an old pro and does he ever outjab hill for the win.

Austin
03-20-2006, 12:35 AM
If your talking about left jabs how about 50's lightweights Orlando Zulueta and Frankie Ryff!

Mr E
03-20-2006, 07:24 PM
Eddie Mustafa Muhammad had a great jab-- totally controlled Marvin Johnson with it during their title fight.

Other great jabbers who haven't been mentioned but who jump to mind mind are:

Bob Foster
Carlos Monzon
Sugar Ray Leonard
Carlos Zarate
Miguel Canto
Tyrone Everett
Eusebio Pedroza

Capslock
06-29-2006, 11:55 PM
Harold Johnson would win any jabbing contest.

Capslock
06-29-2006, 11:56 PM
Billy Graham was all left jab.

Capslock
06-29-2006, 11:58 PM
Sammy Mandell was close to 100 % left jab.

He beat challengers for his lightweight title Tony Canzoneri and Jimmy McLarnin with it.

Capslock
06-30-2006, 12:00 AM
Fred Fulton tore Sam Langford to pieces with his left jab (1917), effectively ending Langford's career as a top level fighter.

Capslock
06-30-2006, 12:40 PM
Frank Erne had quite a left jab.

greek1237
06-30-2006, 04:07 PM
Gene Tunney vs Dempsey and Heenly.

HE Grant
06-30-2006, 05:48 PM
Hearns beat Benetiez with his jab.

GorDoom
06-30-2006, 06:21 PM
Great calls by everybody on the top flight jabbers! For me in recent times though the best clinic I've seen was Oscar's paint job on Gonzales. That night he was using a head snapping, shotgun power jab.

Never seen him jab like that before or since though ...

GorDoom

mike
06-30-2006, 08:40 PM
jack sharkey mostnights--one of the best jabbers ever.

Capslock
07-02-2006, 12:29 PM
A fight with Sharkey (at his best) and Joe Louis would have been interesting.

Sharkey could fight all styles.

The very best he looked on any film was in knocking out Tex Rickard protege Jimmy Maloney.

Gene Tunney, who never had a nice word to say about anyone, said that Sharkey looked as good as any fighter he had ever seen against Maloney.

GorDoom
07-02-2006, 05:10 PM
Btw: Capstock, I notice you're new to these parts & I just wanted to welcome you to the board! You apparently seem to knoiw your stuff & we like that too!

regards,

GorDoom