- Jan 13, 2021
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Jack Dempsey, Rocky Marciano, Joe Frazier maybe of the classics? Take a punch to give some punches.I can't think of many great boxers I would define as brawlers in that sense. Some great boxers do claim they go into the ring without much of a plan and just adapt in the ring but to really pull that off you have to be top-flight in terms of skill.
The aforementioned Terence Crawford and an up and coming contender Boots Ennis are two I've heard make that particular claim.
Certainly being able to adapt to what happens in the ring and to have a Plan B and C, etc. if you need it is the sign of a great boxer but going in having studied and prepared for your particular opponent is also the sign of a great boxer. Canelo is a good example of the latter.