Originally Posted by hobgoblin
Suprisingly, I heard Tommy Hearns started off without being much of a puncher and then with some training - BAM (I thought puncher's are born? I only follow heavyweights so I can't say much on this - I just heard. Sure, moving down in weightclass can make your power more apparent but I don't think that is what Tommy did. Can anyone shed light into this if what I say has any truth?).
He wasn't a puncher in the amateurs, but once he got to the pros where his body started to develop, the headgear came off, and the 8 oz. gloves were used, he started to pile up the KOs.