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6/29/12 8:12 PM
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You can see some of his defensive highlights here (starts about the 3:20 mark)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ct2jCu7y9Y&feature=related

Very impressive. Looking on his fight record and some of his other fights on film he looks like he had a very similar styled to Mayweather, with the head movement and tricky left shoulder. He just lacked Mayweather's offensive hand speed and power.
6/29/12 8:49 PM
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see Pep,Willie
6/29/12 9:31 PM
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Did you watch the video?
6/29/12 10:21 PM
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I heard about Locche from my dad but never got to see him until youtube. If not the best, in the top 3 definately!
6/30/12 4:04 PM
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6/30/12 4:23 PM
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martinburke - Ray Arcel is one of the few boxing men whose opinion I always respect and defer to. He believed that Locche was the greatest defensive fighter of all time.


Arcel is undeniably one of the greatest trainers of all-time, but I am shocked that he considered Locche to be a better defensive fighter than Pep. Also, HULC, thanks for posting that video linked above, some of those clips are pretty amazing.
6/30/12 6:39 PM
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I'd never heard about Locche until a few years ago. Didn't know what I'd been missing.

7/1/12 8:23 AM
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martinburke - Ray Arcel is one of the few boxing men whose opinion I always respect and defer to. He believed that Locche was the greatest defensive fighter of all time.


Arcel is undeniably one of the greatest trainers of all-time, but I am shocked that he considered Locche to be a better defensive fighter than Pep. Also, HULC, thanks for posting that video linked above, some of those clips are pretty amazing.


My pleasure.

In 137 fights he was only stopped once, and that was due to cuts, so his defence had to be pretty good. Pep was floored and stopped multiple times during his career in comparison. On the other hand Pep's level of competition was much higher.
7/2/12 5:00 AM
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Pep fought far and away the better competition of the two. Pep fought guys like Sammy Angott, Paddy Demarco, Sandy Saddler, Joey Archibald, Chalky Wright, Hogan "Kid" Bassey, etc. Locche by comparison, fought Ismeal Laguna and Carlos Ortiz. Also, although Pep was stopped 6 times, three of those stoppages came at the hands of Sandly Saddler and Pep was not stopped by anyone not named Saddler prior to 1952 by which point Pep had allready fought in close 200 matches.

In addition, at the time of the first Pep/Saddler fight in 1948, Pep possessed a ring record of 132-1-1, but was still dealing with serious injuries sustained from an airplane crash the previous year which had forced Pep to spend five months in a full body cast.
7/6/12 2:24 AM
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Charley Burley was pretty damn defensively sound as well. Phone Post
7/6/12 7:20 AM
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That vid is awesome. Phone Post
7/9/12 11:31 PM
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7/10/12 9:20 AM
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9/13/12 11:57 AM
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Wow, I had never heard of him. Thank you so much for enlightening me on this guy. Been enjoying his fights on youtube. I love his stance, it's perfect. That back heel never touches the floor.
9/27/12 11:54 PM
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Ant stole the words out of my mouth, Burley was,never stopped even while losing to the larger Ezzard Charles and Holman Williams Phone Post
9/29/12 5:22 AM
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If Burley is overrated , it goes back to when Eddie Futch called Burley the best all around fighter he had ever seen. I am one who drinks both Eddie Futch and Charley Burley kool aid, not to mention listening to my best friend in high schools 70 year old hispanic trainer talk about Burley , from Burleys stint in LA Phone Post
9/29/12 12:31 PM
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Martin, are you any relation to the great promoter out of New Orleans with the same name ? Or did you just choose the screen name wondering if anyone would get it Phone Post
9/29/12 12:33 PM
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The thing is Burley had legitimate power, from what I gather I think he was a gentleman, who lacked the ferocity necessary for the fight game. Phone Post

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