Oh, and... I am saddened that no one commented on my Andy Ruiz - Joe Hipp comparison. Am I the only one who remembers him?
I remember seldon put on a jab clinic against hipp. Literally won every round with just the jab. That’s why I sometimes lean into ‘fighters were better back then’
i see others with that argument. But it’s along the lines of guys then would just ‘kill’ everyone. Nah, when you see how good fundamentally even a 2nd tier fighter like seldon was. You see the difference. How seldon looked in that fight is probably how Joshua thought he was looking.
That fight was on the undercard of Tyson’s return iirc
I was at the Tyson-McNeely fight. I never liked Seldon and was hoping Hipp could catch him woth something to pull off the upset. The jab that Seldon was snapping that fight was incredible. I was sitting only a couple of rows up off the floor during that fight. Hipp had no chance that night. The jab that Seldon showed that night was as good as any I've ever seen, and that includes Larry Holmes.
Other than both carried extra amounts of bodyfat Ruiz and Hipp are quite different. The obvious difference is Joe was a southpaw. Andy is much better in every area. He was much better technically, had much faster hands and was a bigger puncher.