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Old 12-08-2012, 09:38 AM   #18
frank
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Default Re: How important is strength in punching power?

i think the mistake people make is thinking that thin fighters are weak, examples of hearns and jenkins were given.strength has nothing to do with muscular size,sugar ray leonard said that hearns was much stronger than he was,same with spinks as a light heavy,thin but very strong.tendon attachment,bone length and other variables effect strength.while i agree you can't "slap" with your punches like gene fullmer and treavor berbick and have a knock out punch,because they were so strong there punches still had a thudding type of force.think of it,a bear or gorilla wouldn't execute a properly thrown punch,but,by sheer strength, would kill you.
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