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Old 07-10-2007, 07:07 PM   #22
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Default Re: David Tua v.s Joe Louis

Originally Posted by RAMPAGE0017
If we're going to talk about Tua being overrated on these boards then Max Baer definitely needs a mention as overrated, as well. I'm sure Max was powerful, but I believe Tua is a lot more powerful, and Max Baer is probably one of the sloppiest heavyweight champions in history.
In terms of power he was up there with anybody. I can see no reason for arguing that Tua hit harder.

I disagree about Schmeling's punching power.
Then you disagree with everybody who fought him and all contemporary ****ysits.

Sure it does. Holyfield knocked down Moorer I believe four times before stopping him, right? Foreman knocked him out with one punch.
But then Schmeling needed 57 flush punches over twelve rounds. A slightly bigger diference than four punches to one.

Just because one guy can't knock him out as quickly as the other it doesn't mean that a harder puncher couldn't put him out easier.
If it takes twelve rounds of flush shots for a powerfull counterpuncher like Schmeling to put Louis away then it is safe to say that Tua is not doing it with one telegraphed swing.
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