Originally Posted by Stonehands89
it is. but i don't know if holding ranked contenders as the ideal is indicative of true power. some fighters, regardless of rank, are simply hard to knock out. chins, styles, the texture of the fights themselves contribute to whether or not the knockout comes.
joe louis, maybe the greatest puncher and finisher ever, destroyed max schmeling in one but couldn't find the target against tommy farr over 15. doesn't mean farr was better. it means that on that night, he was much harder to knockout.