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Old 02-13-2008, 12:41 PM   #31
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RJJ should be on this list.
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Old 02-13-2008, 12:49 PM   #32
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next to the heavyweight divison, the middlewight divison may have had the hardest pure punchers in recent history

recent punchers (last 25years)

1. gerald mccellan
2. julian jackson (#1 p4p imo)
3. iran barkley
4. thomas heans
5. nigel benn
6. john mugabi
7. james toney
8. jorge castro
9. bennie briscoe
10. felix trinidad



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Old 02-13-2008, 01:10 PM   #33
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next to the heavyweight divison, the middlewight divison may have had the hardest pure punchers in recent history

recent punchers (last 25years)

1. gerald mccellan
2. julian jackson (#1 p4p imo)
3. iran barkley
4. thomas heans
5. nigel benn
6. john mugabi
7. james toney
8. jorge castro
9. bennie briscoe
10. felix trinidad


past great punchers that i dont know to much of that would be in the list

rocky graziano
al hostack
sam langford
bob fitzimmons
bob murphy
joe "the barbados demon" walcott
wilfredo scypion?
No Robinson?
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Old 02-14-2008, 05:37 AM   #34
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Wouldn't put Nigel there, myself.

More of a break you down aggression guy. He'd flurry you out of there, not one shot you.
Sorry Russell but Nigel Benn at middleweight was a helluva puncher, much more so than when he moved up to super middleweight. Benn stopped his first 22 opponents before Michael Watson beat him in 1989 - at 160lbs the guy was a destroyer and he did manage to stop Doug Dewitt, something that even Tommy Hearns wasn't able to do. Whether he's top 10 of all time is another matter but he's definately in with a shout I'd say.

To my namesake who thinks that RJJ shouldn't be considered as a top middleweight puncher you need to look again at his record there. Although he didn't stay at middleweight that long he stopped almost every opponent he fought. RJJ was a genuine banger at 160lbs.

My list would be in no order:

Valdez
Hart
Jackson
McCellan
Hearns
Obelmejias*
Ketchel
Fitzsimmons
Mugabi
Langford

*Might swap this guy for Benn as many of Obelmejias's KOs were scored in Venezuela and Mexico against very unquantifiable opponents. Still, check all those straight KOs.
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Old 02-14-2008, 07:45 PM   #35
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Hagler being there is garbage. The man was never a monster puncher.
Right. For a single punch Monzon hit harder than Hagler, with the right of course.
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