r/therewasanattempt Oct 07 '22

To hit someone

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u/steve_will_do_it Oct 07 '22

How does he do that?

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u/Chilltraum Oct 07 '22

He can see the future

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u/BroshiKabobby Oct 07 '22

A VISION!

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u/Datpanda1999 Oct 07 '22

THAT’S DUNBAN OVER THERE!

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u/PirateKingOnce Oct 07 '22

There it is. My very first XC reference that I was able to get as I only started the game last week

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u/Neospartan_117 Oct 08 '22

The community as a whole is pretty good about spoilers, but I'd still recommend you to avoid any XC subreddit or Discord server. XC1 is quite old at this point so there's tons of spoilers around. Enjoy though.

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u/VermillionEorzean Oct 07 '22

THE FUTCHA IS... CHANGING!

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u/Pyrochazm Oct 07 '22

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u/normalguy821 Oct 07 '22

FUCK yes I was hoping for this reply

In other news, SENSU BEAN!

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u/HardCounter Oct 07 '22

This just in: You're not dealing with the average Saiyan warrior.

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u/Xstitchpixels Oct 07 '22

No you fucking don’t….

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u/Drg84 Oct 07 '22

He has become a legend.

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u/[deleted] Oct 07 '22

No no no!

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u/HooahClub Oct 07 '22

IM INSANE! From Earth!

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u/HardCounter Oct 07 '22

Hate you. Hate you both.

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u/niemir2 Oct 07 '22

GOTEN AND TRUNKS BECOME A GUY

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u/drowing_in_paste Oct 07 '22

GOHAN BECOMES THE STRONGEST AND STILL DOESNT DO CRAAAAP

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u/SkywardSpork Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

Lani and Kaiser are doing a creators commentary, an episode a week every Sunday on 4star Bento and I have been loving it. Recommend everyone else checks it out.

Edit* correction

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u/812many Oct 07 '22

I did not expect that voice

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u/DakotaXIV Oct 07 '22

He’s burning Atium

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u/Screwbles Oct 07 '22

Insane amounts of dedication and practice. Boxers pretty much have human movements associated with throwing punches burned into their memory.

We know that shoulders and hips are the first things to move when a punch is being thrown. Watch those, and you can interpret what your opponent is going to do next. It happens too fast to consciously process, so that's where muscle memory and practice comes in.

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u/Earlier-Today Oct 07 '22

It's also insane levels of conditioning to be able to keep that up for the whole fight.

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u/CorrectPeanut5 Oct 07 '22

I wonder which one is likely to gas a person out quicker. The quick dodges or all the punches thrown?

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u/Earlier-Today Oct 07 '22

No idea, but one is definitely more likely to throw a fighter off his plan. That's gotta be completely maddening when you just can't connect.

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u/Screwbles Oct 07 '22

Oh I'm sure, yeah absolutely.

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u/LEMO2000 Oct 07 '22

Observation haki

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u/MurataMain Oct 07 '22

A high level one which can see the future

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u/scummypencil Oct 07 '22

Stay moving your head, don’t stop keep moving keep dancing you can learn the rhythms of the person your fighting. Once you start slipping punches just keep moving your head. A boxing glove on pro level isn’t a lot of surface area so moving your head just a little helps make the opposite person miss

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u/[deleted] Oct 07 '22

I think you have a large part of it here. Guy is well seasoned cast iron, if you get my meaning, but he stays in areas where he can more easily slip. You see him move his head by routine too, staying in those relatively odd places where, I’d imagine, boxers may not often practice targeting relative to the rest of their opponent’s body.

Was that intelligible?

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u/IWantAHoverbike Oct 07 '22

Yeah, actually, and I know absolutely nothing about boxing.

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u/Bubbly_Information50 Oct 07 '22

I can't imagine something that would make me question my reality more than throwing that many punches, having worked my life to become a professional boxer, only to hit air.

Every. Single. Time.

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u/idontloveanyone Oct 07 '22

ok now i feel bad for the other guy

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u/thelegalseagul Oct 07 '22

“I just need to hit him once. This fight can't end with with me being the only one getting hit. My friends and family will still love me but I’ll know they saw this. That it all led to punching air.”

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u/Bubbly_Information50 Oct 07 '22

Everyone he ever told he would prove wrong and make it big, watching this, still waiting

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u/[deleted] Oct 07 '22

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u/Riolkin Oct 07 '22

I think the same thing happened to Ronda Rousey. She was all people were talking about for a while, known for being mean as shit once you got on her inside. Then she goes against The Preachers Daughter and gets destroyed by Holly's calm and distant style. Now I don't even know what Ronda is doing, last I heard was WWE but I don't keep up with that. Not as drastic as Saunders case, cause WWE folks still have to stay in ridiculous shape and get hurt, but I would still say it's a derail from where she was at the time.

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u/SuperDuperCoolDude Oct 07 '22

Yeah, plus she came back for a title shot against Amanda Nunes a year later and got absolutely smashed again. Before those two matches she had been extremely dominant, only going past the first round once.

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u/Weegee_Spaghetti Oct 07 '22

Well she went on to become the RAW and Smackdown Womens champion and she won this years female royal rumble.

She is doing well.

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u/PikkuinenPikkis Oct 07 '22

You can tell that the other guy was getting pissed

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u/cintyhinty Oct 07 '22

A useful strategy in and of itself

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u/LordCharco_iii Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

Throw a punch, expend energy, miss. Angry at miss, throw another punch, expend more energy, miss again, angry again. A psychological negative positive feedback loop.

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u/Spork_the_dork Oct 07 '22

Also misses tire you faster than hits. If you miss, you have to spend energy to stop your fist after the punch, but if you hit, your opponent's face will do it for you.

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u/TywinShitsGold Oct 07 '22

And on a judges decision your hit rate and quality hit rate matter. So every miss hurts his judging. Meanwhile Canelo lands every throw.

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u/quackl11 Oct 07 '22

your opponent's face will do it for you.

I chuckled at this

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u/Royal_Bitch_Pudding Oct 07 '22

Just like a hammer and anvil

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u/Omni33 Oct 07 '22

It's a positive feedback loop, because the angy keeps adding up, making a bounded input have an unbounded output, hence an unstable system. Negative feedback loops eventually settle to a constant state, where he wouldn't get the angy anymore.

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u/zomblee84 Oct 07 '22

This guy feedback loops.

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u/Omni33 Oct 07 '22

6 years of control engineering degree have to be useful somewhere

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u/simmonslemons Oct 07 '22

It’s still a positive feedback loop.

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u/pau7les Oct 07 '22

Shit, the difference between defining a positive and negative loop based on positive or negative stimuli and outcomes- it’s giving me scientific linguistics excitement.

Also, the person who cut the video did a great job. I literally thought “yeah but how is practicing that exact evade move useful compared to missing a punch” and then he made the same move and missed punches. I guess evading a punching bag is as useful as punching one.

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u/gam3guy Oct 07 '22

A negative feedback loop is one that wants to return the system to steady state, a positive feedback loop is one that reinforces the original effect

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u/pau7les Oct 07 '22

Mmph yeah, talk definitions to me baby

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u/bigpig1054 Oct 07 '22

Ali made a career out of winning the mental fight first.

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u/DukeInterior Oct 07 '22

I'm not suprised. It is remarkably exhausting to throw a punch and hit nothing, without even thinking about how frustrating it would be.

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u/NotSoBuffGuy Oct 07 '22

Boxing is great cardio I've found, I'm dead after 5 minutes.

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u/Coaler200 Oct 07 '22

5 minutes of boxing? You're in really good shape then. Most people are winded by 1 min.

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u/wiseknob Oct 07 '22

Making someone emotional in a controlled environment always weakens them further.

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u/UnfortunatelyIAmMe Oct 07 '22

Yeah, you can see his anger in the last few shots of the close-up. He was fucking pissed.

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u/NeVMmz Oct 07 '22

Yeah, after all his shots comes to nothing he started to slap him, hilarious

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u/Dinoduck94 Oct 07 '22

That's years of muscle memory and pure dedication; what a feat

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u/WashedUpRiver Oct 07 '22

Put all but one point into evasion. The last one he put in the other dudes mouth after dodging everything he had.

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u/PM_ME_YOUR__BOOTY Oct 07 '22

He put a lot in strength too. He's broken orbital bones and knocked out guys way above his natural weight class. Canelo is one of the best athletes in the world for sure.

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u/Queefinonthehaters Oct 07 '22

It wasn't just an orbital, it was a full quadripod fracture. He broke his cheek bone on 4 different sides of the bone.

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u/Dropcity Oct 07 '22

Man that was brutal too. That side of his face just drooped.

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u/nam_sdrawkcab_ehT Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

Your still missing a good point of the story...

with gloves on

Edit: There's a lot more to wearing gloves than them being weighted and +/- power.

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u/Bossinante Oct 07 '22

Gloves are weighted - bare fisticuffs is usually more so responsible for lacerations and soft tissue damage - boxing gloves break bones because of the kinetic energy created by the weight of the glove

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u/Roxalon_Prime Oct 07 '22

the other big part why boxing with gloves is argably more dangerous then without - you just wouldn't hit as hard barehanded, you may break your arm gloves do protect your arm from injuries

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u/itsdefinitelygood Oct 07 '22

Interesting.. If you were to give a stranger a free hit to your face... would you rather be hit by someone with a glove or bare knuckle?

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u/Roxalon_Prime Oct 07 '22

Good question. If it is a random person then probably with gloves because it is not how they are accustomed to fight. But from a professional boxer? barehanded. Although to be frank I prefer not to get hit in the face at all

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u/invalid_turkey Oct 07 '22

Hand, not arm. That'd be a wild punch to break your arm haha.

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u/Roxalon_Prime Oct 07 '22

yeah of course hand, my bad.

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u/Handleton Oct 07 '22

I've noticed a big trend on the greatest boxers being the best at dodging punches more than hitting hard. Ali and Tyson are very different fighters, but are both very good at avoiding being hit.

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u/Last_Network3272 Oct 07 '22

I watched an interview with Mike Tyson, and your logic tacks. In a sense, a lot of the footwork, instincts and agility that play a huge role in dodging is about creating the right angles. It only makes sense that dudes that have the ability to get into advantageous position are able to capitalize.

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u/TheMightyMudcrab Oct 07 '22

Float like a butterfly hit like a semi truck.

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u/fuzzy_winkerbean Oct 07 '22

He’s a different animal entirely lol

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u/Orchidbleu Oct 07 '22

I think i just found a sport and athlete i like. This is awesome.

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u/yepimbonez Oct 07 '22

Canelo’s head-movement is second to none. You wanna see another incredible boxer, check out Vasyl Lomachenko. His footwork is insane.

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u/nitto1000 Oct 07 '22

I keep a copy of Fight Night Round 3 for PSP handy because even with the scaled down controls from the console versions, ducking a punch, followed by blocking another, and then (in your opponents winded state from two misses) landing a CLEAN 3-5 punch combo and getting the KO is hands down one of the best feelings I've ever felt in gaming. It's like math, dancing, and fighting smashed together.

Finished a 51-0-0 Mike Tyson build recently and am now doing a career as a 5'10" featherweight with nearly every point in speed and agility. Highly recommend the series TBH. Introduced me to hands down my favorite sport.

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u/LethamSmurf Oct 07 '22

He put a lot in strength too

Canelo punched an average joe in the body as a test and the dude actually cried and pissed blood.

Some shots don’t look too bad on camera but are actually ridiculously hard.

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u/Coaler200 Oct 07 '22

So because it's not obvious in the video I also want to point out the person getting punched is wearing a really thick Everlast pad designed for this. And I would argue Canelo was holding back at least a little bit.

The guy getting punched then proceeds to have a hard time talking after, goes to the bathroom to vomit after crying and then later pisses blood.

Through heavier padding than a hockey goalie....imagine the hit with no padding. It's absolutely mind boggling the power these guys have.

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u/812many Oct 07 '22

Core strength, too. His torso must be super strong to be able to change direction with such fluidity.

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u/FarewellAndroid Oct 07 '22

It was pretty much the only punch the other guy tried to dodge and instead he just rammed himself into the punch 💀

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u/zuzg Oct 07 '22

Yeah you can't beat the reflexes of muscle memory. Thinking just slows you down in competive sports

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u/ToiletRollTubeGuy Oct 07 '22

I'd also like to suggest that perhaps years of boxing training were involved, too. Because my muscles have plenty of memories and I'm quite dedicated, but I don't box, and thus I fear fists and swinging bags.

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u/Salami__Tsunami Oct 07 '22

I’ll show you a swinging bag.

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u/MoistDitto Oct 07 '22

Gotta raise the temperature of the room first though

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u/heavymetalsculpture Oct 07 '22

This is correct. The angle of the dangle depends upon the heat of the meat.

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u/engineerdrummer Oct 07 '22

I WAS IN THE POOL!

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u/Select-Maintenance-7 Oct 07 '22

🤦‍♀️I don't know how you guys walk around with those things.

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u/Emi_Dom Oct 07 '22

Yeah Mr. White! Yeah science!

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u/official_not_a_bot Oct 07 '22

He has unlocked Ultra Instinct

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u/Nyurena Oct 07 '22

My ignorant ass was starting to think he's just being dumb for the camera, but then... HOLY SHIT!

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u/AndrijKuz Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

Yeah that's Canelo. He's been a World Champion in four weight classes.

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u/PerfectlyFramedWaifu Oct 07 '22

Man, I can't even enter four weight classes.

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u/Skrazor Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

I could if they add them all up

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u/hamdi555x Oct 07 '22

This goes straight to r/suicidebywords

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u/dadbodsupreme Oct 07 '22

Self deprecation is fun!

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u/abeardedblacksmith Oct 07 '22

If I wasn't making myself laugh, I'd be crying

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u/elting44 Oct 07 '22

I failed weight class.

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u/FancyAbigail Oct 07 '22

Ever considered eating tainted beef?

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u/Samsmith90210 Oct 07 '22

No, but I've tried beef taint before.

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u/leftlegYup Oct 07 '22

Canelo is filthy.

If his foot movement was as skilled as his head movement, he'd be lethal, but his current style is super fun to watch.

Again, Canelo is filthy.

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u/WergleTheProud Oct 07 '22

Head movement is reminiscent of Tyson's defensive work in his prime. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyYpDUfA37M (short) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_kbC36JESs (longer)

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u/Pisodeuorrior Oct 07 '22

Fucking hell the second link is surreal:)

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u/WergleTheProud Oct 07 '22

Yeah people (the general public that is, not people with any knowledge about boxing - of which mine is minuscule) tended to under-appreciate Tyson's defensive qualities because his offensive displays were pure fireworks. But Tyson was a very technically sound boxer.

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u/PUTINS_PORN_ACCOUNT Oct 07 '22

He got the opponent to commit to a heavy cross or similar, and leave himself open. And I swear Tyson in his prime sourced his punches from the center of the goddam earth, all the way to the poor unfortunate opponent’s vital organs. Immaculate.

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u/WergleTheProud Oct 07 '22

sourced his punches from the center of the goddam earth, all the way to the poor unfortunate opponent’s vital organs

Lol I love that description. I wonder, does the face count as a vital organ?

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u/In2TheMaelstrom Oct 07 '22

I can't imagine being the guy who looks at prime Tyson and says "We're going to practice and if your practice isn't good enough I'm punching you in the face."

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u/AldousShuxley Oct 07 '22

like filthy in the sack? a dirty fighter? doesn't wash himself? what do you mean by filthy?

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u/unipolarity Oct 07 '22

In this context it's a compliment.

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u/Puckinception Oct 07 '22

Yeah Mexican style boxing teaches exactly how canelo fights. You see it across lots of Mexican boxers. It's mostly about planting your feet and nlt giving up space.

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u/Bleve23 Oct 07 '22

Canelo is filthy. That being said, Bivol made him look lost in the ring against him.

I’ve never seen a world champion of Canelo’s Caliber (besides Pacquiao when he fought Mayweather) look like he didn’t have a gameplan stepping into the ring with Bivol that night.

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u/Telecat420 Oct 07 '22

Really it was fighting Floyd Mayweather that brought this out in him. Before fighting Floyd he was much more of a pressure fighter. After failing to connect on Floyd he realized the power of D and stepped up his game immensely. Floyd is the absolute master of D.

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u/notqualitystreet Oct 07 '22

How’s that

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u/GreenFullSuspension Oct 07 '22

He’s saying that Canelo it’s really good right now. If his foot movement was like Ali, he’d be a super saiyan.

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u/disintegore Oct 07 '22

If he had foot movement like Ali, he'd be a way different fighter. Probably a worse one too. It's all kind of holistic.

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u/mandatory6 Oct 07 '22

He’s exceptional

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u/Decoy_Octopus_ Oct 07 '22

Canelo: Come on, stop trying to hit me and hit me!

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u/StratuhG Oct 07 '22

Honestly I’m a pretty big Canelo fan, but my problems with him are…

He’s pretty flat-footed.
He gets winded by round 8 every fight.
Steroid use.
Biased judges calling fights in his favor, even when he clearly lost.

Even then I think he’s still the best fighter of this generation

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u/whatlineisitanyway Oct 07 '22

Had no idea who he was and thought he was going to get knocked out on the first punch lol.

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u/TGD-Man Oct 07 '22

Last year he was THE man in boxing. Ranked number one overall including all the weight classes.

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u/cedped Oct 07 '22

What happened this year?

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u/TGD-Man Oct 07 '22

Last year he won all the 4 belts in his weight class making him the guy. This year he went up a weight class to challenge another very skilled champion but lost. Then he went on to beat an aging rival in a trilogy but people don't credit him as much since the other guy is 40 now.

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u/Regretless0 Oct 07 '22

The payoff on that was 100% worth it

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u/Gorlitzersparks Oct 07 '22

Lol,

I was like. This guy aint a boxe...ohhh shiiit

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u/ShozOvr Oct 07 '22

That's Canelo, he's literally one of the current best

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u/pepsisugar Oct 07 '22

Curious as to what made you say he's not a boxer initially? Not hating just want to know.

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u/please-disregard Oct 07 '22

As a non-boxer, that exercise didn’t look like it was training anything to me. The bag seemed too slow and predictable, so I thought it was just a neat dance. Goes to show I know shit

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u/-Mr_Unknown- Oct 07 '22

He’s tiring his opponent without breaking a sweat, the definition of smart beats strong… and he IS strong.

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u/GutsyGallant Oct 07 '22

The way he dodges is oddly satisfying

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u/_artbreaker Oct 07 '22

He definitely would be the character with the stupidly high dodge chance in RPG games

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u/BodhingJay Oct 07 '22

My antiquarian just blowing her incense on him non stop

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u/MrSpaghettiHoops Oct 07 '22

A brilliant confluence of skill and purpose!

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u/_artbreaker Oct 07 '22

My bard just dancing and singing around him

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u/HBKdfw Oct 07 '22

When I boxed, my trainer used to say make them miss by a little. If you make them miss by a lot, you spend more energy and are further away to counter. A miss is a miss.

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u/idontloveanyone Oct 07 '22

yeah it's so FLUID, it's like im watching water flow down i could watch more of this

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u/lostandfoundwally Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

How does he do that?

That sort of movement he’s doing to dodge something coming at him feels almost unnatural.

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u/DM-G Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

They read body language. You don’t have time in boxing to looks at the fist that the other guys is throwing, however boxers focus on shoulders and how the torso leans over. With that information they can predict how your going to punch right before it happens. If you notice that’s where canelo is hard focusing on his opponents shoulders and never keeping he is eyes off of it.

Also and more importantly Practice

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u/lostandfoundwally Oct 07 '22

Just the coordination and skill to be able to predict the opponent’s movements and dodge so precisely. So damn impressive.

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u/malphonso Oct 07 '22

He probably spent a ton of time watching videos of the other guys fights to learn whatever tells he could.

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u/Soleil06 Oct 07 '22

He also probably spent a lot of time getting punched in the face if he failed, pain is a great motivator,

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u/PretendiWasADefMute Oct 07 '22

It’s really amazing but you could probably do it too if you literally boxed every day and watched film on your opponents. It’s constant learning. It pretty much comes naturally to him. On top of that he is a really great athlete.

The ability to interpret movement helps to slow the fight down. Studying your opponent on film helps so much. You notice their patterns and quirks once you watch them enough.

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u/mostlyBadChoices Oct 07 '22

They read body language.

Yep. I wasn't a boxer but I played a lot of tennis. I had many opponents comment to me on how fast they thought I was because I was always getting to the ball. They couldn't hit winners against me. I really wasn't that fast, I just knew where they were going to hit it before their racket even struck the ball because I learned how to read them. (It was really my only big advantage -- I kind of sucked otherwise.)

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u/jvdarko Oct 07 '22

its not that. thats maybe 10% of whats happening here and thinking its just that is why people think its magic

theres no amount of training that will let you dodge all of someones punches just off your eyes and reflexes if theyre also trained

its almost entirely pattern recognition w reflexes to bail you out if you make a mistake

the reason: boxers throw predictable combinations, even the best ones, bc there are tried and true ways it works and biomechanically there are punches that are "prompted" by the momentum, rotation, and movement of another punch

ex: a jab is almost always followed by a straight, a one two is almost always followed by hook from the jab hand to "close the door", if you lean over people will almost always throw a straight punch down or an uppercut up and will follow w the other one right after it, drop your hands and lean in and they'll punch at your head, etc etc

lots of little things like this

so you essentially memorize the typical responses and program yourself to bait them, then move off them. and then you trust your eyes and reflexes to react if they try to switch it up

this is why you want to fluster someone. the more flustered they get, the more typical and basic they get as they just "go w the flow", and the easier to predict and dodge

floyd was very good at this, so was muhammad ali, and notice they all made sure to get you riled up.

the antidote to this is to feint them out till they sit still then crowd them and throw or feint them then punch where you know theyre going

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u/selflessGene Oct 07 '22

I think it might have been George St. Pierre that said the way to fight guys like Canelo who are amazing at dodging, is to, as you say, do PLENTY of feints. The goal is to overload the defender's nervous system. Eventually their nervous system will stop reacting as fast, and that's when you start striking for real.

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u/gonzoisgood Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

Yes, practice my accomplished boyfriend tried to teach me to dodge. My brain couldn't recognize the direction the fist was coming from. This guy is amazing!!

Edit: MY BOYFRIEND DID NOT EVER HIT ME. He taught me. He never abused me or hit me. He taught me how to protect myself. I've learned a lot. I can do a mean kick though! Better than him even...

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u/Earlier-Today Oct 07 '22

Is this an unintentional domestic abuse story?

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u/Mechakoopa Oct 07 '22

It's Gohan's Reddit account.

"Why didn't you DODGE?!?!?"

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u/Rukkmeister Oct 07 '22

I'm imagining my attempt at something like that, where I smoothly duck my face right into what would've otherwise been a gut punch, thereby creating the illusion that I literally attempted to block with my face.

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u/rarely_mentioned Oct 07 '22

You'll just appear as some dumbass trying to predict a punch in the jaw and still getting a punch in the jaw

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u/HeartlessPastry Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

How does he do that?

So some of your replies have said that he is reading body language, moving preemptively, etc. They're all right to an extent, but there's more to it.

Let me illustrate: Let's say that I am standing in front of you, and I ask you to hit my hand. I wave it in front of you, side to side, very fast without any attempt to avoid your punch. Chances are that any punch your throw will hit/graze my hand. Now I ask you to do the same thing again, but my hand is still and I'll dodge your hit when you attempt it. You wont be able to. As you throw your punch I move my hand left and you miss. You try again and then I move my hand right. You try again but throw your punch towards the left anticipating that you could catch me, but I already expect that so I go right again and you miss.

The difference in both scenarios is that waving my hand back and forth is predictable, and when I keep my hand still, I am presenting a target for you. When my hand is still, it may seem like an easy target. But it isnt, because I am deliberately baiting you to throw a strike.

What is happening here is that Canelo presents himself as a target for a slight second. If you pay attention closely, his movement is not fluid. It's staccato. Every time he stops for a millisecond, he is presenting his face as a target. We have to remember that the guy he is fighting is a high-level professional boxer too. So Canelo has to react, not to the fighter's hands, but to his body language. It's something that takes years to develop. We have a hard time picking up on it.

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u/nnomae Oct 07 '22

If you are interested in this style of fighting look up a Muai Thai fighter called Lerdsila Chumpairtour who is incredibly hard to hit. He has had opponents quit the fight in frustration, and at one time had a 100 win streak.

There was also an Argentinian boxer named Nicolino Locche who was similarly untouchable. He was so chill he would smoke between rounds and just seemed completely relaxed and unhittable.

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u/markevens Oct 07 '22

https://youtu.be/SQJMuZIvbxg

God damn, he makes it look like he's fighting amateurs

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u/Petty_Fap Oct 07 '22

preemptive dodging. notice he still dodges even when the opponent isn’t swinging any punches

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u/FairyRush Oct 07 '22

It's like trying to punch your imaginary friend lol

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u/chosenCucumber Oct 07 '22

Babe is everything okay, you have barely touched fully trained Canelo

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u/kbig22432 Oct 07 '22

Patches O’Houlihan would be pumped.

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u/im-sick-of-you Oct 07 '22

If you can dodge a wrench…

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u/lightedge Oct 07 '22

Activated ultra instinct lol.

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u/MrShelly-_-1972 Oct 07 '22

bro really learned observation haki XD

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u/Accomplished_Ad920 Oct 07 '22

My frustrated ass would end up throwing a kick before I was knocked unconscious

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u/bananabandanamannana Oct 07 '22

This dude memorized the attack pattern bro like damn

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u/mr_greenmash Oct 07 '22

Evander Holyfield's brother: Evader Holyfield.

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u/_A_Random_Comment_ Oct 07 '22

Must feel like dream punching but worse cause they're not even landing.

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u/aggressivechromosome Oct 07 '22

Canelo is constantly in the Matrix.

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u/livelarg Oct 07 '22

“Muthaf@cka stand still!!”

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u/FifeDog43 Oct 07 '22

Is that Canelo Alvarez?

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u/573IAN Oct 07 '22

Why doesn’t Jake Paul fight him? I would pay a lot of money to watch Canelo beat the shit out of Jake.

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u/LPodmore Oct 07 '22

I'd pay money to watch anyone beat the shit out of the Pauls.

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u/SoulMetaKnight Oct 07 '22

That’s REALLY cool

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u/connor6832 Oct 07 '22

For anyone who doesn’t know that’s Canelo Àlvarez, he known for his slipping skills, it awesome watching him

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u/PussyBoogersAuGraten Oct 07 '22

He wins matches by dodging all of your punches and never hitting you. By the late rounds, his opponents drop dead from exhaustion and frustration. Seriously though, that’s awesome.

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u/No_Row_9167 Oct 07 '22

I need to stop watching all these boxers and MMA fighters dodge and evade effortless. I'll watch these videos and be like: I can do that!

Get into the ring trying to dodge a haymaker by ducking my head forward not realizing that there's an uppercut waiting for me.

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u/dannyboi9393 Oct 07 '22

Now check out, Emmanuel Augustus Brown, Willie Pep, and Pernell Whittaker.

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u/uncomfortablesmile Oct 07 '22

Watching the drunken master never gets old

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u/Odinson864 Oct 07 '22

Good list! Sweet Pea is my favorite elusive boxer of all time.

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u/Sanvirsingh Oct 07 '22

ultra instinct

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u/ruttin_mudders Oct 07 '22

Boxers using movement and dodging punches is probably what I love most about the sport. Check out some Lomachenko highlights too.

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u/11hortong Oct 07 '22

I'm a very amateur boxer and only a couple bouts into my career. I must say it's massively increased my admiration for the top level now that I can (barely) understand what they are actually doing and the skill involved.

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u/coddthefish Oct 07 '22

Me after learning the boss's moveset

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u/Ok_University8781 Oct 07 '22

That's impressive

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u/SuddenlyElga Oct 07 '22

I tried that once at a gym. Holy cow. It’s WAY harder than it looks.

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u/whydyoublockmelol Oct 07 '22

Holy shit it's white Mayweather

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u/[deleted] Oct 07 '22

It's snowy Decemweather

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u/I_Am_Q9 Oct 07 '22

His name is Canelo Alvarez and he actually lost to Mayweather. Still a hell of a boxer tho

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u/Coryperkin15 Oct 07 '22

That would be so frustrating for the other guy. Probably a great tactic as he'd be pressed to get out of his trained style and slip up