Counter puncher

Counter punchers are slippery, defensive style fighters who often rely on their opponent's mistakes in order to gain the advantage, whether it be on the score cards or more preferably a knockout. They use their well-rounded defense to avoid or block shots and then immediately catch the opponent off guard with a well placed and timed punch. A fight with a skilled counter-puncher can turn into a war of attrition, where each shot landed is a battle in itself. Thus, fighting against counter punchers requires constant feinting and the ability to avoid telegraphing ones attacks. To be truly successful using this style they must have good reflexes, a high level of prediction and awareness, pinpoint accuracy and speed, both in striking and in footwork. Notable counter punchers include Vitali Klitschko, Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Evander Holyfield, Max Schmeling, Chris Byrd, Jim Corbett, Jack Johnson, Bernard Hopkins, Laszlo Papp, Jerry Quarry, Anselmo Moreno, James Toney, Marvin Hagler, Juan Manuel Marquez, Humberto Soto, Roger Mayweather and Pernell Whitaker. Counter punchers usually wear their opponents down by causing them to miss their punches. The more the opponent misses, the faster they'll tire, and the psychological effects of being unable to land a hit will start to sink in. The counter puncher often tries to outplay their opponent entirely, not just in a physical sense, but also in a mental and emotional sense. This style can be incredibly difficult, especially against seasoned fighters, but the pay-off from winning a fight without getting hit is often worth it. They usually try to stay away from the center of the ring, in order to o tmaneuver and chip away at their opponents. A large advantage in counter-hitting is the forward momentum of the attacker, which drives them further into your return strike. As such, knockouts are more common than one would expect from a defensive style. Vitali Volodymyrovych Klitschko (/vt?li ?kl?t?ko?/; Ukrainian: Віта?лій Володи?мирович Кличко?, [?i?ti kl?tk?]; born 19 July 1971) is a Ukrainian professional boxer and the reigning WBC heavyweight champion. He is leader of the political party UDAR of Vitaliy Klychko and since 15 December 2012 member of the Ukrainian parliament.[3][4][5][2] He previously held the WBO and WBC titles. Klitschko is the first professional boxing world champion to hold a PhD degree. Klitschko is known for his powerful punches and durable chin. With a 87.23% knockout percentage rate, he holds the second best knockout-to-fight ratio of any champion in heavyweight boxing history, after Rocky Marciano's 87.76%. He has never been knocked down in any professional boxing bout and has also never lost a decision. His two losses have come via a shoulder injury during a fight and a deep cut above his eye, which were recorded as TKO losses. In both fights, however, he was leading on the scorecards. His power and his possession of a PhD have led to his nickname, Dr. Ironfist. He was awarded Germany's highest civilian award, the Federal Cross of Merit, for his varied accomplishments.[6] On 27 February 2012, Ring Magazine rated Vitali as the number nine pound-for-pound boxer in the world. Klitschko's younger brother, Wladimir Klitschko, is the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO and The Ring World Heavyweight Champion.