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Old 07-21-2012, 01:41 PM   #1
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Default How highly do you rate Sonny Liston as a puncher?

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I think top 3-5 in heavyweight history right after Louis and Tyson as the obvious 1 and 2.
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Old 07-21-2012, 01:45 PM   #2
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I would confidently say Foreman, Louis, Tyson, Baer and Lewis were harder hitters.....and imo Dempsey and Marciano were also better punchers.....
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Old 07-21-2012, 01:56 PM   #3
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I would say he was a very devastating puncher but didn't showcase as much power that Tyson, Foreman, Lewis and arguably Louis showed.
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Very highly.
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Old 07-21-2012, 02:24 PM   #5
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I would confidently say Foreman, Louis, Tyson, Baer and Lewis were harder hitters.....and imo Dempsey and Marciano were also better punchers.....
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Old 07-21-2012, 02:27 PM   #6
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Why is that funny? Baer could hit like a bastard, obviously.


I rate Sonny all time top 30 composite p4p. Which is to say they don't make better overall punchers IMO.
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Old 07-21-2012, 02:37 PM   #7
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As far as power goes.....why not ?

Even with the guilt on his mind because of the Campbell fight Baer still showed impressive power displays throughout his career...
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Old 07-21-2012, 02:38 PM   #8
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Higly enough to say he could KO anyone he could catch.
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In terms of raw power you could find somebody equal in any era.

As a finisher, we are talking top 5 all time.
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Unbelievably overrated puncher.
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I rate him very high..but not as high as Lewis.
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Old 07-21-2012, 04:47 PM   #12
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Unbelievably overrated puncher.
No he's not.

Not in terms of raw power at any rate.
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Old 07-21-2012, 04:51 PM   #13
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Louis aside, I think he's got as good a case as any for being the best overall puncher in Heavyweight history.
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Old 07-21-2012, 04:58 PM   #14
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In terms of raw power you could find somebody equal in any era.

As a finisher, we are talking top 5 all time.
Very good.

I would think that for heayweights, you have to include Liston in the same conversation as Foreman, Louis, Tyson, Marciano, and Dempsey.

Power hitting heavyweights who could finish fights with either hand.
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Old 07-21-2012, 05:00 PM   #15
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Higly enough to say he could KO anyone he could catch.
Goes for Butterbean too.
They put a WWE wrestler against him in a match.
The wrestler had no head movement and was one the ground after 2 punches.
The second time he got a clean it hit he was really down, not just down for 10 seconds. A minute gone by and he still had that glass look in his eyes when he sat.
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