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Old 01-16-2013, 01:14 PM   #1
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Default Hardest hitter according to heavyweight journeyman Marcus Rhode

Marcus lived about 3 blocks from me when I was in Russellville AR. Not the gretest boxer in history, but as a "professional opponent" he's faced a who's-who of boxing big names.

Among the guys he faced you may have heard of (yes, he lost to all):

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I asked him who was the hardest puncher he fought, he answered without hesitation, didn't even have to think about if for a second.
Take a few guesses, I'll let you know if you pick the guy, if not I'll disclose a little later.
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My guess is that it's the guy who caught him with the best punch that Marcus can remember which is not necessarily the same as the hardest puncher.

That said, I'm very interested to hear. I will guess Brewster.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:21 PM   #3
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Marcus lived about 3 blocks from me when I was in Russellville AR. Not the gretest boxer in history, but as a "professional opponent" he's faced a who's-who of boxing big names.

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I asked him who was the hardest puncher he fought, he answered without hesitation, didn't even have to think about if for a second.
Take a few guesses, I'll let you know if you pick the guy, if not I'll disclose a little later.
I'm going to guess Butterbean ?
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:27 PM   #4
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Perhaps Tommy Morrison
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:30 PM   #5
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:36 PM   #6
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My guess is that it's the guy who caught him with the best punch that Marcus can remember which is not necessarily the same as the hardest puncher.

That said, I'm very interested to hear. I will guess Brewster.
First try gets it right! Bravo!
I asked Marcus about Vitali (the answer I was expecting), he said no, not even close.
So wow...I guess Brewster is the closest thing we had to Earnie Shavers in this decade.

I'll take the opinion of a guy that's been hit by these killing machines over any "boxing expert" or tv comentator. They have an insight no one else has.
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First try gets it right! Bravo!
I asked Marcus about Vitali (the answer I was expecting), he said no, not even close.
So wow...I guess Brewster is the closest thing we had to Earnie Shavers in this decade.

I'll take the opinion of a guy that's been hit by these killing machines over any "boxing expert" or tv comentator. They have an insight no one else has.

Brewster hits like a ton of bricks. I have heard that before, also.
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First try gets it right! Bravo!
I asked Marcus about Vitali (the answer I was expecting), he said no, not even close.
So wow...I guess Brewster is the closest thing we had to Earnie Shavers in this decade.

I'll take the opinion of a guy that's been hit by these killing machines over any "boxing expert" or tv comentator. They have an insight no one else has.
I don't see why anyone would think Vitali was a big puncher, he has always been an accumulation arm puncher.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:47 PM   #9
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Brewster hits like a ton of bricks. I have heard that before, also.
Goes to show, a lesson learned over and over in the boxing game, power-punching is just one tool, not the whole tool box.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:51 PM   #10
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I don't see why anyone would think Vitali was a big puncher, he has always been an accumulation arm puncher.
27 straight KO's is nice though.
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27 straight KO's is nice though.
I only care about one thing... where does Eric Esch rank?
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brewster has small/tiny hands for a heavyweight,but hits like a mule.
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Maybe Wlad wasn't drugged in the Brewster fight, maybe he got hit by Lamon and his brain got pretty ****ed up in the process. It has happened before in the olde fighting game.
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Would have said someone like Briggs or McCline myself.

Though considering how many times he's been knocked out I'm amazed he can remember anything.
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:23 PM   #15
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Maybe Wlad wasn't drugged in the Brewster fight, maybe he got hit by Lamon and his brain got pretty ****ed up in the process. It has happened before in the olde fighting game.
Nah, that's some conspiracy theory type shit.

Wlad got drugged by the Illuminati. It's obvious.
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