Originally Posted by Boilermaker
Common sense suggests this might be true, but if you look at his record at this weight, he really didnt seem to knock many people out at all at this lighter weight.
Sams power didnt seem to become prevalent until he started going up in the weights and fighting larger fighters.
What this means, i dont know. Did the smaller, quicker fighters trouble him more, Did he need the weight to develop his punch, was he foxing early on in his career, Did he change his style completely to a more aggressive approach, did the smaller fighters simply run away from him more?
I am interested to hear from some of the huge Langford fans as to what his power was like (at this weight).
Langford's best fighting weight was around 165 or 168 pounds.
From what I've read this in the weight he was best at, powerful and fast.
I haven't checked sources of all his fights to see what weight he was in every single one of them, but lots of reports and articles describe him as 160, 165 in his prime.
I think he developed his punch with technique and experience, he found and refined the "knack" of punching, not because of added body weight.