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Old 10-07-2012, 02:19 PM   #1
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Default Do you agree with Joe Louis being called the greatest puncher of all time?

He's also widely considered to be the greatest heavyweight of all time. Do you agree with this? And also how would Ali fare against him?
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:23 PM   #2
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lol.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:23 PM   #3
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NONot even close.

While Louis would fare well against any HW prior to the 60s, the gap in skill level jumped greatly when fighters were paid more and thus able to train more and fight less often.

Lennox Lewis is the greatest HW of all time. And Foreman is arguably the biggest puncher in the top 10.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:23 PM   #4
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He's top 5 anyway,probably the best finisher in boxing history..
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:25 PM   #5
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greatest puncher no out of interest who on earth said that?, greatest heavyweight it's between him and Ali boils down to a longevity vs resume deal personally I go with Ali. I can't ever know how Ali would fare against him so I wont bother with that one.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:26 PM   #6
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the most powerful - no

Greatest puncher - Personally i think so
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:36 PM   #7
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@orriray59 Brilliant ****ing answer!!
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:40 PM   #8
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NONot even close.

While Louis would fare well against any HW prior to the 60s, the gap in skill level jumped greatly when fighters were paid more and thus able to train more and fight less often.

Lennox Lewis is the greatest HW of all time. And Foreman is arguably the biggest puncher in the top 10.
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:00 PM   #9
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I'd say he's up there with fighters like Arguello, absolutely. A sublime puncher. He wasn't the biggest puncher but for all round ability, such as precision, combinations etc., he is amongst the greatest of all time in any division.
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:05 PM   #10
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rocky marciano kicked his ass.......
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:09 PM   #11
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rocky marciano kicked his ass.......
Louis was 65 years old
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:25 PM   #12
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He's top 5 all time p4p lock and top 1 for me.

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NONot even close.

While Louis would fare well against any HW prior to the 60s, the gap in skill level jumped greatly when fighters were paid more and thus able to train more and fight less often.

Lennox Lewis is the greatest HW of all time. And Foreman is arguably the biggest puncher in the top 10.
Lewis is the greatest HW to you. Your opinion. In terms of skill and talent , Lewis is a bottom feeder agasinst Joe
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:47 PM   #14
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We could debate till the cows come home whether he would have beaten Ali or Lewis and we will never know, but what we can say for him is that he probably displayed better punching and finishing form than any other fighter in his weight class.
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:34 PM   #15
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He's also widely considered to be the greatest heavyweight of all time. Do you agree with this? And also how would Ali fare against him?
1) louis isn't the greatest heavyweight of all time. resume or H2H. his resume is one of the worst you could imagine. and H2H, he loses to many heavy's in history.

2) ali would knock him out no doubt. he moves too well for someone as flat footed and slow as louis. his defence wasn't the best either, so ali would get his shots off with little problem. he'd bust louis up over the first 6 then knock him out soon after. bad match up for joe.

3) he's not the greatest puncher ever. there's loads of fighters that hit harder than he did. too many to list.
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