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Old 01-02-2013, 10:03 PM   #16
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I dont think people really realize how feared Louis was because he isnt from a more modern era, he should be very high on the list, speed power accuracy, shortest left hook knockouts, murderous puncher, just brute force he isn't the highest a Foreman or Tua would be higher but he added everything together, i recentley learnt that Max Bar was afraid of fighting him and King Lvinsky had to be carried to the ring he was so afraid
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:18 PM   #17
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Very subjective topic. In no order, but considering not just one-punch power--which could potentially include any Tom, Dick or Harry from any place or era, boxer or not--but reasonable ability to carry power throughout a fight:

Louis
Dempsey
Foreman
Shavers
Baer
Lewis
Tyson
Frazier
Liston
Marciano
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:34 PM   #18
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In no order...

Wladimir Klitschko
George Foreman
David Tua
Lennox Lewis
Max Baer
Jack Dempsey
Joe Louis
Riddick Bowe
Rocky Marciano
Earnie Shavers
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:51 PM   #19
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Gerry Cooney
David Tua
Earnie Shavers
George Foreman
Wladimir Klitschko
Razor Ruddock
Mike Tyson
Jack Dempsey
Max Baer
Joe Louis
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:03 PM   #20
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Gerry Cooney
David Tua
Earnie Shavers
George Foreman
Wladimir Klitschko
Razor Ruddock
Mike Tyson
Jack Dempsey
Max Baer
Joe Louis
Gerry Cooney at 1 and Louis and Baer at 9 and 10

Curtis Sheppard a very hard puncher who Archie Morre said was the hardest puncher he fought including Marciano said that he stopped sparring with Louis cause he was a deadly hitter but he said Baer could kill you by accident, Cooney had great power but never proved it as much a the other guys on the list, shouldn't be in the top 10 imo
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:08 PM   #21
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No order

Joe Louis
Jack Dempsey
Max Baer
George Foreman
Earnie Shavers
Sonny Liston
David Tua
Tommy Morrison
Lennox Lewis
Rocky Marciano

Feel like im forgetting somebody but mine for now
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:15 PM   #22
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1. Liston
2. Foreman
3. Lewis
4. Shavers
5. Baer
6. Marciano
7. Dempsey
8. Ruddock
9. Jefferies
10. Tua
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:17 PM   #23
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In no particular order...

Wladmir Klitschko
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:53 AM   #24
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In no particular order...

Wladmir Klitschko
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:28 AM   #25
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Cooney had great power but never proved it as much a the other guys on the list, shouldn't be in the top 10 imo
There is no order to my list, and I named fighters based on one-punch power, not overall punching ability. Cooney stopped durable men with body shots. Cooney can't compare to Louis, Marciano, Wlad, Foreman, etc. as an overall puncher due to him being a one-armed fighter, but his left hook is as powerful a punch as there's ever been.

Just my opinion, of course.
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:25 PM   #26
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Razor Ruddock has some admirers here. I don't think he belongs on this list.
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:58 PM   #27
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Louis or Marciano do not hit harder than Tyson, Wlad, Tua and others, to suggest so is ridiculous.

Their power went to shit in their thirties, due to timing, accuracy going off course.
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In no order...

Wladimir Klitschko
George Foreman
David Tua
Lennox Lewis
Max Baer
Jack Dempsey
Joe Louis
Riddick Bowe
Rocky Marciano
Earnie Shavers

Bowe? Well it's your list.
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:07 PM   #29
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My real list in no proper order...

1. Shavers - He was not an elite finisher but at some point you can not deny the opinions of those he faced.
2. Louis - Trip hammer timed, beautifully executed punches. The prettiest puncher the division ever saw and one of the most lethal.
3. Baer- Whatever boxing ability he possessed, he largely abandoned when entering the ring. What that left was his right hand and his gross over-commitment to it. Still, it iced folks.
4. Foreman - He punched bigger than his size... and he was ****ing huge. A thudder and bludgeoner who seemed to change the ring's gravity.
5. Lewis - Great right hand, very good hooks also. Elite finisher. A giant strong guy whose size and strength translated into his punches.
6. Tua - Smaller guy who got beastly leverage into his punches.
7. Tyson - Another sub 6-footer with amazing leverage but also great speed to boot. Lethal with the hook, uppercut and right. A very complete offensive package.
8. Wlad K - The reluctant warrior. Strong, athletic, FAST. Again, every opponent and sparring partner can't be wrong. Apparently he hits on another level when his psyche allows him.
9. Marciano - A special case as he really didn't compete in what we would call today a heavyweight division. Still, power well beyond his size. His opponents list of injuries could be frightful.
10. Tommy Morrison - OK, this might be a reach as he is the least of those listed, operating somewhere along the lines of a Shavers. A flawed fighter in many regards. Undedicated, under confident, over abused. But have you ever seen a heavyweight throw a more nature, faster, lethal hook?
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:12 PM   #30
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My real list in no proper order...

1. Shavers - He was not an elite finisher but at some point you can not deny the opinions of those he faced.
2. Louis - Trip hammer timed, beautifully executed punches. The prettiest puncher the division ever saw and one of the most lethal.
3. Baer- Whatever boxing ability he possessed, he largely abandoned when entering the ring. What that left was his right hand and his gross over-commitment to it. Still, it iced folks.
4. Foreman - He punched bigger than his size... and he was ****ing huge. A thudder and bludgeoner who seemed to change the ring's gravity.
5. Lewis - Great right hand, very good hooks also. Elite finisher. A giant strong guy whose size and strength translated into his punches.
6. Tua - Smaller guy who got beastly leverage into his punches.
7. Tyson - Another sub 6-footer with amazing leverage but also great speed to boot. Lethal with the hook, uppercut and right. A very complete offensive package.
8. Wlad K - The reluctant warrior. Strong, athletic, FAST. Again, every opponent and sparring partner can't be wrong. Apparently he hits on another level when his psyche allows him.
9. Marciano - A special case as he really didn't compete in what we would call today a heavyweight division. Still, power well beyond his size. His opponents list of injuries could be frightful.
10. Tommy Morrison - OK, this might be a reach as he is the least of those listed, operating somewhere along the lines of a Shavers. A flawed fighter in many regards. Undedicated, under confident, over abused. But have you ever seen a heavyweight throw a more nature, faster, lethal hook?
Cept for tua and morrison same as mine. And i really struggle with tua...may put him in
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