7 Most Horrific Boxing Knockouts by the big Heavyweights in 2015
- Izu Ugonoh vs Will Quarrie
- Anthony Joshua vs Dillian Whyte
- Erkan Teper vs David Price
- Joseph Parker vs Daniel Martz
- Luis Ortiz vs Matias Vidondo
- Anthony Joshua vs Raphael Zumbano Love
- Taishan Dong vs Lance Gauch
A classic “boxer” or stylist (also known as an “out-fighter”) seeks to maintain distance between himself and his opponent, fighting with faster, longer range punches, most notably the jab, and gradually wearing his opponent down. Due to this reliance on weaker punches, out-fighters tend to win by point decisions rather than by knockout, though some out-fighters have notable knockout records.
They are often regarded as the best boxing strategists due to their ability to control the pace of the fight and lead their opponent, methodically wearing him down and exhibiting more skill and finesse than a brawler. Out-fighters need reach, hand speed, reflexes, and footwork.
Notable out-fighters include Muhammad Ali, Larry Holmes, Joe Calzaghe Wilfredo Gómez, Salvador Sanchez, Cecilia Brækhus, Gene Tunney, Ezzard Charles, Willie Pep, Meldrick Taylor, Ricardo Lopez, Floyd Mayweather, Roy Jones, Jr., Sugar Ray Leonard,Miguel Vazquez, Sergio “Maravilla” Martínez, Vitali Klitschko, Wladimir Klitschko, and Guillermo Rigondeaux. This style was also used by fictional boxer Apollo Creed.