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Old 09-21-2009, 04:19 AM   #86
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Default Re: Most physically powerful boxer...

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Originally Posted by Bokaj View Post
If they start lifting weights and haven't done it before they do.

(And he was in his late 30's when he started his comeback, not 40's.)
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Originally Posted by AnthonyJ74 View Post
I have to disagree. I think it's quite possible that Foreman in his 40's had more overall strength (not punching power) than he did in his youth. Foreman was much heavier; all that extra weight (even fat weight) gives a person added pushing/shoving power. Plus, did you ever see George tie himself up to a truck/jeep and pull it down the road at his ranch? What if George never did that type of training when he was young but did it during his comeback? That would make a big difference.
You guys are right. The old Foreman was lifting a lot of weights and the young one was probably just doing basic boxing training. Good point.
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