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Old 08-06-2014, 03:11 PM   #1
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Default How hard do pro boxers hit compared to the average joe/amateur boxer?

Is it much harder in general or are most separated by skills, stamina, toughness and grit?

Got to say I've seen a few vids on youtube of pro boxers who don't seem to be hitting all that hard at all in the gym and have seen bigger punchers in person (hard to gauge I know).
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Old 08-06-2014, 03:18 PM   #2
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A bit different with gloves on. a pro boxer isn't all about power he might be about accuracy and technique instead of loading up. It depends on the average joes technique. If his throws punches right I don't think it's dramatic.
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Old 08-06-2014, 04:46 PM   #3
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maybe he dont hits so hard, but he hits.. average joe maybe hits harder but has no accuracy,experience,stamina etc.etc. and misses every shot
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Old 08-06-2014, 05:16 PM   #4
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Very Hard. Totally on different level. There are certain techniques to throw a punch and they know em all. Also they're much tougher and more fit than a average joe.
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Old 08-06-2014, 06:47 PM   #5
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maybe he dont hits so hard, but he hits.. average joe maybe hits harder but has no accuracy,experience,stamina etc.etc. and misses every shot
lmao no, average joe punches are much weaker.
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Old 08-06-2014, 07:34 PM   #6
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There are PLENTY of 'average joe's' that hit like f*cking trucks.

I've known a few people who have never trained a day in their life and they have scary power.
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:14 PM   #7
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Very Hard. Totally on different level. There are certain techniques to throw a punch and they know em all. Also they're much tougher and more fit than a average joe.
This blanket statement is completely off. I'm no pro boxer, but I can guarantee I could find pro boxers that I could out-punch in terms of power (That could be said for the majority of people before we have the whole "tough guy" discussion).

"Pro boxer" is a label we apply to an individual. Having this label in no way means said individual can punch on a "totally different level". It actually means nothing about their physical capabilities apart from they have passed a medical.

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There are PLENTY of 'average joe's' that hit like f*cking trucks.

I've known a few people who have never trained a day in their life and they have scary power.
This is closer to the mark. Applies to both pro boxer and average joe.

It always comes down to the individual.
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Old 08-07-2014, 04:31 AM   #8
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I think everyone has missed a key point here.

TIMING.
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Old 08-07-2014, 07:46 AM   #9
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I think it was either Gil Clancy or Angelo Dundee that said that a pro fighter could literally tear off the average individual's head with punches.
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Old 08-07-2014, 07:49 AM   #10
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not really, some pros dont hit any harder than amatuers or natural punching non boxers in pure power. but they hit hard with every punch instead of one and done, and have better timing and accuracy.
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Old 08-07-2014, 07:50 AM   #11
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This blanket statement is completely off. I'm no pro boxer, but I can guarantee I could find pro boxers that I could out-punch in terms of power (That could be said for the majority of people before we have the whole "tough guy" discussion).

"Pro boxer" is a label we apply to an individual. Having this label in no way means said individual can punch on a "totally different level". It actually means nothing about their physical capabilities apart from they have passed a medical.



This is closer to the mark. Applies to both pro boxer and average joe.

It always comes down to the individual.
This is so far off base. My assumption is that you have no experience with pro level boxing? The idea of hitting hard is so vastly different among people that (a) practice hitting stuff for hours every day and (b) get hit a lot... the regular guy, even a hard working strong bar-fighting guy is not even in the same league.
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Old 08-07-2014, 08:07 AM   #12
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This is so far off base. My assumption is that you have no experience with pro level boxing? The idea of hitting hard is so vastly different among people that (a) practice hitting stuff for hours every day and (b) get hit a lot... the regular guy, even a hard working strong bar-fighting guy is not even in the same league.
You didn't get what I said at all.
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:10 AM   #13
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You didn't get what I said at all.
Explain then?
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Explain then?
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This blanket statement is completely off. I'm no pro boxer, but I can guarantee I could find pro boxers that I could out-punch in terms of power (That could be said for the majority of people before we have the whole "tough guy" discussion).

"Pro boxer" is a label we apply to an individual. Having this label in no way means said individual can punch on a "totally different level". It actually means nothing about their physical capabilities apart from they have passed a medical.
>>It always comes down to the individual.<<

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Old 08-07-2014, 10:23 PM   #15
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I think the point that everyone is missing here is.......wall sits.
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