Originally Posted by fleaman
IMO Alexis has the best allround form (despite a lack of super fast handspeed he was NOT slow as some say) in punching EXCEPT from Joe Louis.
Thanks for pointing that out. People always make note of his "slow" handspeed, but I don't think it's particularly that slow - just not super fast. He delivers single shots very fast, and more importantly, with precision. Chavez was such a good puncher in combination because of his accuracy, not because of any above average handspeed he possessed. Same thing with Arguello, I feel. The Costello knockdown was vicious. Alexis wasn't the same fighter he was, but he still had that right hand.