When boxing, combinations of punches are much more effective at knocking out the opponent. Just a jab, jab, won't do much other than set up a combination. We had a good solid two days of light jabs. A good combination is a fake to the head, when the hands go up, punch to the stomach, when the opponent doubles over from the stomach punch a sharp upper cut to the chin will usually ring his bells as the head snaps back, and then a finishing round house to the side of the head is a good recipe for a knock out.

Markets are full on brawls, and combination moves like the Fed disappointment, then the EC disappointment today is a good combination that can ring the bulls bells and set them back on their feet and make them feel pretty unsteady. It's pretty discouraging to ride three legs down if you're caught on the first move, and can lead to a knock out if not careful.

Like Clint said in Million Dollar Baby, "Always protect yourself" even when the bell has rung. Funny business goes on in the aftermarket and overseas at night.

Mohammed Ali's "Ropa dopa" strategy was a masterpiece. Just put up the glove around the head and forearms protecting the stomach, and let the opponent tire himself out punching away. When the opponent is tired, fire him up. Market strategies might match this fighting method.





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  1. steve on August 5, 2012 1:32 pm

    The Brockton Blockbuster Rocky Marciano had a right hand made out of concrete. He was 6′190lbs and made of fierce iron. He was a wrecking machine. He had a classic style of pummeling the hell out of his opponents. He was a terrifying boxer. Today he would be outsized at the heavyweight level but in his day there was none better. 49-0 and 43 by knockout.

    His technique would be to fire at the body like a demon possessed. He would bore in on his opponent from a crouch like stance. The important point is that he would utilize his body the best way possible. . He would fire relentlessly at his opponents. His opponents would then bring their arms down to protect their midsection and when the rock spotted an opening he would bring the widow maker He called it Suzie Q his right hand to complete the destruction.

    Archie Moore once commented: He hit me so hard that I thought he broke several ribs.

    In a very harsh way, he was not pretty to watch. Not like heavyweights like Gene Tunney, Jim Braddock, Joe Louis Floyd Patterson or Muhammad Ali. He was more like Max Baer, or Mike Tyson. These guys in their heyday or prime if you will were assassins. Instead of watching a boxing match you were watching more of a train wreck. Or the aftermath of a tornado. Not pretty but brutally efficient. Tragically, Rocky died at 45 years old in a plane crash perhaps fittingly to where today in the Italian Community his name is spoken in reverence as in the case of him being a saint.


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