Originally Posted by thanosone
Shavers hit hard. That much is known. Boxers that were punched by him>the couple of posters here arguing that he did not.
As far as I know he has only 1 one punch KO on film.
Including his rather bad resume, he probably didn't punch that hard.
Cooney's left-hook is described as one of the most powerful punches in boxing history. Foreman, Holmes, and Lyle all stated that Cooney's left was the hardest they had ever taken. It is also notable that Holmes had also previously fought Earnie Shavers
, and at the time stated Shavers had the most powerful blow he had ever received.