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Old 09-17-2009, 09:17 PM   #1
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Default strongest fighter pound for pound

Not the hardest hitter, but in terms of sheer physical strength, pound for pound.
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:41 PM   #2
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Henry Armstrong would probably get my vote for #1.

Les Darcy, Dick Tiger, and Dwight Qawi are honorable mentions.

Barbados Joe Walcott probably belongs among here as well, but that's just going by accounts of him.
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:44 PM   #3
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Good picks, esp. Tiger.
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:45 PM   #4
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Armstrong surely.

Probably Langford aswell...Fenech, Williams, Duran, Wilde

Manny P gets a shout for me aswell...He is as strong as any of the guys he has fought at these higher weights and I remember he apparently used to manhandle welterweights when sparring for fights at feather.
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:47 PM   #5
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Dulio Loi, Gene Fullmer and Oscar Bonavena come to mind.
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:50 PM   #6
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Default Re: strongest fighter pound for pound

Jake LaMotta was very strong. I don't think anyone ever came close to out muscling Big George.
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:51 PM   #7
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No, no one has outmuscled big George, that's for sure.
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:53 PM   #9
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:24 PM   #10
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Sailor Tom Sharkey was a strong one...Langford,Tiger, Lamotta,Armstrong

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Old 09-17-2009, 10:38 PM   #11
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Terry Norris bench pressed 325 whilst weighing 155. Strong mother****er.

For proven applied strength in combat, Monzon was VERY strong. And Foreman at 500 pounds would still be pound for pound in the running. At 220, he was just scary.
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Old 09-18-2009, 12:42 AM   #12
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Well obviously overall... I'd say Foreman was the strongest fighter of all time.

P4P....Qawi @ 175 and Tiger @ 160 immediately came to mind.
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Old 09-18-2009, 01:44 AM   #13
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Armstrong peaked at 130, yet regularly outmuscled welterweights and even a natural jr. middleweight, while never really more than a jr. welterweight himself.

That's damn impressive.
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Old 09-18-2009, 07:01 AM   #14
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Rocky Marciano is an obvious answer...forget that he's dwarfed by modern day heavyweights, he was p4p one of, if not the strongest fighters of all time...a fact that was almost universally agreed upon in most most boxing writers and people in the sport.
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Old 09-18-2009, 07:42 AM   #15
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Marciano, Tua, and Lamotta stick out in my mind.

more recent, James Kirkland at 154
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