Originally Posted by Manassa
Was anyone a better body puncher than Duran?
As good, perhaps, but I would contend even that.
His attack was varied, quick and riddled with feints so sometimes his body work can be hard to recognise unless you concentrate on it.
But in many fights he demonstrated well placed rib shots with hooks and uppercuts from both hands. He consistently smashed up Davey Moore's insides and crushed Guts Ishimatsu with a right hook downstairs.
Tony Zale threw 61% body punches in the first round against Graziano and that was with me counting the jabs that were just there to feel out the distance and the misses with the jabs and rights, almost every shot to the body was hard and hit it's mark.