Originally Posted by Bonnie
To me, those big round/wide punches Chuck throws leaves him wide open with too much time/opportunity for a faster striker. I know he has knockout power, but still.... After the Evans fight, when he came back, I thought we might see something a little different from him, but maybe at this stage it's just too ingrained.
I've always liked Chuck, but his style has always driven me nuts. Of course, when you are throwing hard looping shots all the time you have a better chance of knocking guys out, and we all know Chuck has knocked a lot of people out, but as soon as age catches up to a fighter and they lose a step in the speed department they end up getting exposed by younger or faster opponents.
Just the way he holds his hands leaves him with some major defensive liabilities, but he was always able to compensate for that by typically being superior in hand speed and power than his opponents. He also always had a stellar takedown defense, which kept him out of trouble a lot of times. Chuck took some good shots in his hey-day, but after Rampage KO'd him the rematch, something seemed to change about Chuck in my opinion.