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Old 08-10-2007, 11:32 PM   #16
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Well, they certainly never took punches that hard
Hagler took some huge bombs from Hearns and Mugabi. LaMotta took huge poundings from Robinson. Neither were ever down in their careers.
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Old 08-10-2007, 11:49 PM   #17
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LaMotta was down once during his career, wasn't he?
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Old 08-10-2007, 11:59 PM   #18
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In an era previous to many of those mentioned, Tony Zale had a set of whiskers in the footage I have of him. I do not know regarding the earlier KO's of him what were the circumstances... but with the footage I have, and not necessarily just the stats, he could take a great punch.
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Old 08-11-2007, 12:06 AM   #19
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Micky Walker should be in the top 5 in that department. The guy was a middleweight taking shots from heavyweight punchers like Schmeling.
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Old 08-11-2007, 12:32 AM   #20
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Micky Walker should be in the top 5 in that department. The guy was a middleweight taking shots from heavyweight punchers like Schmeling.
You beat me to it, good call!

And actually Mickey was a natural welter/jr.middleweight, and yet he took the best that Schmelling could dish out for 8 rounds before getting pulled out by his corner.... that Mickey was one tough sumbitch thats for sure. Another fighter who deserves mention would be Eduardo Lausse, never stopped or even floored until his second to last bout against frenchman Marcel Pigou in a barnburner of a fight, the other stoppage losses he suffered where all on cuts.
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Old 08-11-2007, 12:37 AM   #21
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LaMotta was down once during his career, wasn't he?
Yes he was, against Danny Nardico courtesy of a right cross.
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Old 08-11-2007, 01:06 AM   #22
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Jake LaMotta
Marvin Hagler
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Old 08-11-2007, 03:26 AM   #23
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LaMotta.
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Old 08-11-2007, 03:34 AM   #24
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Hagler's chin would be more proven had he fought men in higher divisions like Toney and Greb.
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Old 08-11-2007, 04:31 AM   #25
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Toney's been out on his feet before. Happened all of once, but it happened.

McClellan needs to be mentioned... His fights with Jackson.

Even against Benn he basically was beaten to death before he went down.
What?? When??
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For me it would be between Tiger and LaMotta at MW with Hagler and Greb third and fourth.
Where do you rate Monzon out of interest?
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Old 08-11-2007, 04:44 AM   #27
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Hagler took some huge bombs from Hearns and Mugabi. LaMotta took huge poundings from Robinson. Neither were ever down in their careers.
Roldan had Marvin on his buttocks!!! KD!
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Old 08-11-2007, 05:05 AM   #28
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Roldan had Marvin on his buttocks!!! KD!
Marv, has definetly taken the mantle of most overrated fighter on this forum. apparently he never got beat by SRL too

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Old 08-11-2007, 05:07 AM   #29
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Roldan had Marvin on his buttocks!!! KD!

Pretty high I would say! Maybe just outside this type of company. What about you?

Quite surprised to see how few people are mentioning Tiger. I'm trying to think if he was even hurt at MW, never mind dropped - am i misremembering JT?
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Old 08-11-2007, 05:08 AM   #30
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Marv, has definetly taken the mantle of most overrated fighter on this forum. apparently he never got beat by SRL too
It's hard to overate such a great fighter, but I think you might be right.

Though there is always Ali!
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