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Old 11-10-2012, 07:01 AM   #46
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Dempsey had devastating left hook. Years after retiring he ko'd Ton Galento in sparring at Stillmans gym with one left hook. Galento was active, Dempsey was retired for over 10 years. First shot he hurt Willard with was that left hook.
That was over exaggerated by sports writers one by stander said Dempsey just hit him hard and you could see it hurt Galento theres a newspaper clipping somewhere Dempsey is my favourite fighter but this was exagerated and i do believe he had one of the best left hooks not the best but a damn good one
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:20 AM   #47
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Gosh, too hard to say really. First thought was Tua, for sheer concussive force, but Cooney took guys out with bodyshots, and seemed to get huge wind up power with his long arms. Morrison's was the snappiest, and one of the most perfectly thrown. I'd say you couldn't go wrong picking any of those three.

Tyson's was fast and concussive but I think a little below the above fighters'. Shavers had a pretty good left hook actually, but didn't throw it enough or have the sorts of knockouts with it to rank him in the top tier. Likewise Wlad.

Ruddock's left was a mean shot, if that counts.
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:49 AM   #48
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Gosh, too hard to say really. First thought was Tua, for sheer concussive force, but Cooney took guys out with bodyshots, and seemed to get huge wind up power with his long arms. Morrison's was the snappiest, and one of the most perfectly thrown. I'd say you couldn't go wrong picking any of those three.

Tyson's was fast and concussive but I think a little below the above fighters'. Shavers had a pretty good left hook actually, but didn't throw it enough or have the sorts of knockouts with it to rank him in the top tier. Likewise Wlad.

Ruddock's left was a mean shot, if that counts.
Would you say Tua, Cooney, and Morrison had a harder left hook than george foreman?
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:15 AM   #49
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Would you say Tua, Cooney, and Morrison had a harder left hook than george foreman?
foreman had a "different" power, it was more of a "pushing" kind.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:24 AM   #50
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foreman had a "different" power, it was more of a "pushing" kind.
I see do you think that came more from his great strength or his bodyweight?

Even though its different which would be more likely to KO a man Formans hook or Tuas/Cooneys/Morrisons?
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:00 AM   #51
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I might get shit for this

But i believe Holyfield has one of the best left hooks

With his left hook he dropped Mike Tyson, Riddick Bowe, Ray Mercer.....enough said
he definitely has a great left hook

but the impact is not quite what others have to offer
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:56 AM   #52
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Would you say Tua, Cooney, and Morrison had a harder left hook than george foreman?
I don't know. I can't really remember any times Foreman seriously hurt an opponent with his left. I know he did, but I just can't picture specific instances at the moment. That makes comparisons difficult.

I will say that Tua certainly has better results with his left than Foreman. Cooney also. Morrison's left was devastating due to snap and picture perfect technique, but I suspect Foreman had more thudding power than the Duke.

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I see do you think that came more from his great strength or his bodyweight?

Even though its different which would be more likely to KO a man Formans hook or Tuas/Cooneys/Morrisons?
I'd say both types would be effective against different opponents. A lighter more limber opponent would more likely have their lights put out by fast explosive shots that they couldn't roll with or react to, whilst a stockier fighter would more likely be done in by the heavy thudding type of punches.

That's just pure speculation really, based on observation and a bit of guesswork, though I definitely don't believe there's a linear scale for power.
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Joe Louis had a crushing left hook
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:00 PM   #54
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I was looking at some Roach instructional videos the other day (bored as shit apparently).. fast forward to about 1:50 and watch an ****** Fortune throw a few hooks at the bag. I know he's not in the discussion, but just use this as a point of reference what an old, retired, fringe contender can do with a left hook...

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Old 11-10-2012, 07:33 PM   #55
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The question is who had the hardest left hook....not ho used it best Joe Frazier used it best but the hardest i would say Tommy Morrison or David Tua, they just killed guys with their left hooks.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:39 AM   #56
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Eduardo Lausse. Argentinian middleweight of the 1950's.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:02 AM   #57
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I was looking at some Roach instructional videos the other day (bored as shit apparently).. fast forward to about 1:50 and watch an ****** Fortune throw a few hooks at the bag. I know he's not in the discussion, but just use this as a point of reference what an old, retired, fringe contender can do with a left hook...

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Ive seen that before he is freaking powerful, with superb technique. I dont see many current top 10 pros hit like that!
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Ive seen that before he is freaking powerful, with superb technique. I dont see many current top 10 pros hit like that!
Probably because it's against a heavybag, not a moving target where things like movement, timing, placement, oppurtunity, nerves, exhaustion etc.etc. all come into play.

Still it's quite astounding, from what I've heard when Wlad hits the heavybag he folds it in half.
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ruddock

and why is shavers on the list = his butter punch was his over hand right
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