Re: Who hit as hard as Fitzsimmons...
Fitz power was talked about by old timers as "one of the few fighters who could ko a man with one punch from either fist". Ketchel had super power in his right....his left was not as powerful. Gunboat Smith who was in Johnsons camp for his bout with Ketchel and was at ringside said the knockdown was faked by Johnson. If you watch the fight it does look like JJ was on his way down as the punch was being thrown.