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Old 11-16-2012, 12:25 AM   #3
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Default Re: punching power differences in percentage terms

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Originally Posted by Big Red View Post
I would say 100% harder is a good guess. Its not the same but a real hard thrower in baseball throws close to 100 mph. While a normal person is close to about 50mph, I think. So to throw a 100mph they would have to throw 100% harder.

Same goes for power hitting. I think a good power hitter hits the ball about twice as far as a normal person could. Its not the same thing, but going by that I think a good power punching boxer might punch twice as hard as a normal person.
I think your using of the mph numbers from pitching is an excellent one because it goes to the development of the arms and technique when you become a professional. I'll like to see more technology develop to give boxing more interest like a radar gun for the speed of the punch and impact of the contact.
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