So theres this short video called the "speed challenge" that shows Ryan Garcia shoeshinning to show off his speed. So I saw the video...whatever its tik tok bullshit. But i was reading the comments and casuals started posting things like "I dont know why boxers do that theres no point and doesnt help inside the ring". Now I had to comment and put these casuals in their place. Shoe shinning is very effective in the ring not just for shadow boxing. A perfect example.... Its the 10th rd in a close fight between De la Hoya and Vargas (Ledderman Scorecards were 4 rds to 5 in favor of De la Hoya). Some will argue Oscar gave him a boxing clinic but it wasnt a walk in the park for the cross dresser either. For those who follow Dlh...he made a career out of stealing rds. He would always coast and flurry the last 30 seconds. And rd 10 of this fight was no different. With about 10 seconds left in the rd Dela Homo starts to shoe shine Vargas to the body to set up his money punch... that picture perfect left hook. Hurt vargas bad and it was all down hill after that. It all started with a shoeshine.