Originally Posted by bigjack
Fotiu was masterful when he stood outside and free and boxed! He wasn't as effective when he was inside and tied up!
Guys like Nilan and Langdon loved being inside and tied up fighting!
Fotiu was at his best when he was free to use his hand speed and boxing skills! Wilson tried to tie him up and he broke free by punching the top of Wilson's head knocking him off balance and his helmet off. That freed Fotiu up and he fired 5 punches in quick fashion before Wilson tied him up again!
Guys like Paterson, Wolfman Jack, Holmgren in his 4th fight with Nick tied him up and played it smart!
Guys like Ted Harris and Orland Kurtenbach
also liked to stand back and punch!
Agree with Fotiu's willingness/capabilities of up close and personal dirty fighting/boxing
As you have pointed out Langdon, Nilan were kinda polar opposites of Fotiu their weakness seemed to be the outside game where Fotiu was very good
Having said all that - if we take away Fotiu's boxing training altogether, I think he had all the ingredients to be an excellent hockey brawler type - ala Probie, Wilson, Berube