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Old 10-06-2012, 08:48 PM   #64
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Default Re: Gerry Cooney - the hardest puncher ever?

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Originally Posted by mr. magoo View Post
Agreed,

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.
What durable prime fighters did Shavers ever KO?
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