Re: Top Ten Heaviest Heavyweight Punchers
The list is mostly in a Chronological order. This means old timers will be listed first. It does not mean I think Sullvian hits harder than Tyson or Shavers! I hope this is clear.
Criterion: This is a pure punching power type of list! The below five categories.
1 ) Fighter should have a high knock out percentage in his wins. We are grading power here, not chins. Punchers should usually stop journeyman type of opponents. If they do not, it is a negative against them.
2 ) KO's in non-heavyweight divisions do not count, but not stopping fighters in lower weight divisions is viewed as a slight negative. Power rarely increases when fighters move up in weight classes.
3 ) Stopping hard to stop contenderís in their primes or near primes matters. So do devastating knockouts that are far more than ten counts.
4 ) Quality of competition is considered. Some fighters fought much harder to hit and stop fighters than others.
5 ) Fighters who proved their power on film by hitting opponents or heavy bags with great force cement their status
6) Guys with numerous testimonials about their punching power are given extra considerations. This is especially true for fighters I have no seen on film.
The most qualified the fighters will rank highly in all six categories!
With that said here is the top 40 all time heavyweight punchers list:
11 J. Louis
12. M. Baer
13. B Baer
35 C. Sanders
36. L. Lewis
38. V Klitschko
39. W Klitschko
My top ten from the above list in no particular order is
Shavers, Baer, Foreman, Marciano, W. Klitschko, Tyson, Liston, Morrison, Louis, and Lewis