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Old March 15th 09, 23:18   #664
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Re: What are you watching now?

Well isn't that the point of the story- that Rocky is more of a puncher/brawler type? The reason Micky didn't want to train him is that he was too distracted by his street life to completely dedicate himself to studying the sport? Heck, the guy didn't even really learn proper footwork until the second sequel.

I see fighters nowadays keep their heels on the ground, their heads are static and yes even their arms are low. It just ain't the old days.
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