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STICK AND MOVE asked in SportsBoxing · 7 years ago

Best inside fighters in the sport (CURRENT)?

Top ones that come to my mind are;

Roman Gonzalez, Mayweather, SOG, Leo Santa Cruz, Hopkins, Juan Francisco Estrada, Provodnikov, Giovanni Segura etc....

BQ: Estrada vs Segura whenever it happens, who wins (should happen next, Segura just won the eliminator vs Tyson in their sick fight)?

These little guys are some crazy mother*ckers. Who knew such violence could come in a package that's the size of a child?


B-Hop has one of the best inside games in the sport. Similar to Floyd, just b/c he isn't constantly fighting on the inside doesn't mean his inside game is not amazing.

Floyd and Hopkins are not only two of the best inside fighters, but by far the two most underrated ones, b/c they prefer to box and you don't often see their skills when in very close range.

3 Answers

  • Alkhal
    Lv 5
    7 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    The ones u mentioned are the very best with the exception of Provodnikov whos a mid-ranger, even though he cuts off and hunts his opponents down, he needs his space to operate and his power can be smothered where Ward, Hopkins or Gonzalez, they operate from the slightest of openings and can put leverage on their punches without much space between them and their opponents.

    Broner can also fight inside masterfully, maybe we'll see more of that in his next fight, also Tyson Fury for a tall fighter can fight inside which is good for him since he cant control distance like a tall fighter, kinda reminds me of Riddick Bowe without a great jab.

    Though hes unproven, Iv seen some very impressive in-fighting ability from Terence Cawford who also happens to be tall, same with Javier Fortuna who's not as consistent as the others

    BQ- Estrada is too technically sound for Segura, then again he does find ways to win with his relentless attack, Ima pick Estrada on this one but it will be very competitive

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    My favorite inside fighters.

    Floyd mayweather

    A " primed " bernard hopkins

    Adrien broner

    Leo santa cruz

    Andre ward

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  • Ray
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    BHops an inside fighter?

    He is defenately one of the greatest active fighters, but he is not one of the best, he is old. He lost the real lightheavyweight title to Daweson [who just got destroyed] thus BHops went after a paper title.

    BHops was 1 of the best inside fighters in the sport, but today he is not even one of the best in the sport. He is a paper champion in lightheavyweight, he lost to the true champion a few months ago

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