Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Gladiator: Benn vs Eubank


            Something a little different today. Many years back there was a one-off TV special that had two professional boxers training as Gladiators. This clip shows the final fight between them. For those of you unfamiliar with them, there was a very real rivalry between them, if not actual dislike, and the combat is quite spirited.

            The main technical point of interest in this combat is the clockwise spinning tactic that Benn (in silver) performs several times. The first is at about 43secs, another around 58sec, 1:37secs and a couple more times later. The move blocks Gold’s sword with the shield and takes Silver into a position to strike Gold’s right side or back.