Originally Posted by salsanchezfan
For anyone, surely. There is no "hardest puncher ever," or at least no way to quantify it. Odd question, really.
and frankly while I do believe Cooney to be a man who could hit like a truck, there needs to be more verification than knockouts over Leroy Boone, an old Norton, a shot lyle, or a cut stoppage against an aging Young.. These were absolutely devastating wins no doubt, but what we really needed to see was an emphatic KO or stoppage of a durable prime fighter like Tex Cobb or Trevor Berbick. And 24 knockouts isn't a lot of time spent in the ring either. George Foreman and Earnie Shavers both fought until they were old men and stopped well over 60 men a piece, plus had testimonies from people as being some of the hardest punchers they've ever faced.. That's the kind of stuff you need to make these judgements.