Re: Who is the P4P hardest puncher of all time?
First things first.
When people say hardest puncher that is not something indicative by record or who they fought. There are plenty of bums who have solid bricks for chins. I look solely for sheer brutality of punches when it comes to hardest puncher.
Shavers, Jackson, Bailey.
Yes, there were considerably better punchers out there. Better knockout artists as well. Joe Louis is up there. However, these three delivered more one punch WTFKO's and KD's than anyone I've ever seen mentioned in any of these threads. People would get KTFO and then wake up mid-fall from so much damn trauma they would have no idea what's going on. I've never seen fighter's heads snap back as hard, never seen so many newborn giraffe impressions, never seen so much brutality from blocked/predictable punches. I don't give a damn about what ESB gurus largely think, I let the actual testimonies speak for themselves.
Any answer outside of these 3 is simply not objectively looking at the question.