Re: Is KO% a reliable indicator of a fighters power?
for the most part it is. When a fighter moves up in weight it can be deceptive since his first few fights at a new weight can go the distance. Hearns was 32-0 (30) when he fought Leonard. He was 46-3 (30) for the rematch and retired at 61-5-1 (48
You can still see he was a knockout puncher. Hagler retired at 62-3-2 (52) yet Hearns punched harder.