Who had the best footwork in boxing?

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Poll Who had the best footwork in boxing? (12 votes)

Muhammad Ali 42%
Sugar Ray Robinson 8%
Willie Pep 17%
Sugar Ray Leonard 0%
Mike Tyson 0%
Prince Naseem Hamed 8%
Floyd Mayweather 8%
Other (Comment Below) 17%

Hey Comicvine, I was wondering who you believe had the best footwork in boxing. I'm only listing boxers who aren't currently active so current fighters like Vasyl Lomachenko and Rigondeaux aren't on this list. In my opinion I'd either go with Willie Pep or Muhammad Ali as the best at footwork.

What do you guys think?

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Robinson. He greatly influenced everyone that came after him in rehards to footwork.

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@hush114: Hmm yes, Robinson is the P4P GOAT after all.

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Willie Pep won a round without throwing a punch, so I might have to pick him...

Maybe Leonard second.

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  1. Ali
  2. Sugar Ray Leonard
  3. Roy Jones Jr
  4. Sugar Ray Robinson
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Man in hindsight this is such a complicated topic. Someone who moves a lot doesn't necessarily indicate that they have better footwork than someone who stands more flat footed. The real answer is what is the purpose of their footwork?

Are they aiming to outbox their opponent from the outside? Then they're better off being up on their toes, dancing like Ali and Pep did.

Do they want to pressure forward? Then it's better to stand flat footed, it's hard to pressure your opponent when your first instinct is to back off when they lash out. Someone like Joe Frazier is a good example of this.

Balanced footwork is good footwork, Joe Louis is cited as the best example of a textbook boxer and he never danced around. He's always in position to throw a powerful punch, never off balance.

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I will go with Muhammad Ali for the Best Footwork with Sugar Ray Robinson as a Close Second. I have seen more actual fight footage of Ali than I have of Sugar Ray. Willie Pep was Fantastic as well. Maybe at Four I would say either Sugar Ray Leonard or Roy Jones Jr.

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Sugar Ray Robinson

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Floyd. You can’t really get close to him even when you think you are.

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Floyd Moneyweather or Roy Jones Jr. Hard To Say.

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