Ali got up before the ref had turned around to administer the count but the damage was done, Frazier had cemented his victory and defeated Muhammad Ali. Oddly enough we can thank EA Sports Fight Night video game for essentially coining the term “The Philly Shell.” Sometimes called “The Michigan Style Defense,” it’s probably the later name that is most accurate due to the influence of great fighters and trainers who honed and perfected the technique from Detroit and Michigan generally. God made's board "Phila Shell + Dirty boxing", followed by 256 people on Pinterest. The beautiful boxing of George Benton would refine the technique of this guard and employed it in defensive way we know it today. Before the ‘Money’ era “Pretty Boy” Floyd Mayweather showcased superior boxing skill, particularly after his victory over Diego ‘Chico’ Corrales, on 20 January 2001.Though the 6th defense of Mayweather’s WBC Super Featherweight title the degree to which Corrales one of the worlds pound for pound best punchers at the time was nullified and dismantled was shocking. if (d.getElementById(id)) return; Born just about 150 miles southeast as the crow flies from Archie Moore in Hillsboro, Mississippi on 9 August 1911. The first method we see George Benton employing is the most common – he simply lifts the arm and shields the left hook, keeping the elbow nice and tight, he may turn after the punch or he may come back and counter the left hook with his own left hook. As Benton would roll under the left hook at the same time he would deliver a punch to the opponents body. The second method we see is bending at the waist, which is very common for anyone employing the Philly Shell. The Philly Shell is a variation on one of the most basic and oldest guards in boxing called the ‘Crab Style’ where the boxer essentially folds their arms bent at the elbows in front of their head/face to block and deflect punches. Close. Floyd spent his entire career having never once been knocked down in a professional bout by an opponent. Unfortunately, a congenital heart defect would prematurely end the career of young Eddie Futch, so he began training boxers. It was Benton who is often credited though erroneously with “inventing” the Philly Shell, though this is likely due to Benton’s mastery of the defense, the fluidity of his transitions and the overall beauty of his boxing. Required Cookies & Technologies. Vowing to kill someone from the Benton family, the man shot Benton in the back. *Any videos or images used on this site to support my articles that are copyrighted are used in accordance to the fair use act and are not my own - all credit is due to the respective owners. George Benton passed away recently, if most of you didnt know he was the father of the modern philly shell he will be missed. THE REAL "PHILLY SHELL" The term "Philly Shell… You'll even receive a gift from us on your birthday! All participants wear gloves on each hand and attempt to hit their opponent while simultaneously doing their level best to avoid being hit themselves. Only stopped 2 times, once from a cut the other RTD. Copyright Fayz Fitness var year = new Date();document.write(year.getFullYear()); He would train at the same gym as the great Joe Louis, the Brewster Recreational Academy and sparred with “The Brown Bomber” often. Benton would bend at the waist which would take his torso almost to the right allowing the left hook to just sail over his head. you don't want that. Swipe for Part II, Jersey Joe Walcott – The Slip and Counter. Some of the technologies we use are necessary for critical functions like security and site integrity, account authentication, security and privacy preferences, internal site usage and maintenance data, and to make the site work correctly for browsing and transactions. When he was 22, he acquired an estate of 28 acres in Little Wakering. The Bullet remained lodged near Benton’s spine until his death at 78 on 19 September 2011. I do not throw alot of punches but precise punches.