View Full Version : Jab clinics

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
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?

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

Frank B.

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

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

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


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

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.

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.


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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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 ...


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

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.

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!