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View Poll Results: Fastest Fighter Ever
Meldrick Taylor 37 26.81%
Hector Comacho 5 3.62%
Roy Jones Jr 53 38.41%
Mike Tyson 3 2.17%
Calzaghe 12 8.70%
Ali 7 5.07%
Ray Leonard 18 13.04%
PBF 3 2.17%
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:16 PM   #16
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Are you telling me you missed THAT Jc fight were he threw forty punches in 3 seconds? It probably would have been more IMO but he had 2 broken hands and already fought 3 title fights on the same day. It was so quick compubox simply deemed it to be unmeasurable.
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Without even reading any other posts I'll say Roy Jones Jr. & Sugar Ray Leonard. Those 2 immediately come to mind.

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Nothing behind them ?

Mate untill you take a few hits like that you have no idea. They hurt far more than they look.
I trained WC for a short time and I have boxed for several years, I can tell you that WC punches are nothing like being in the ring.
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:18 PM   #19
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Are you telling me you missed THAT Jc fight were he threw forty punches in 3 seconds? It probably would have been more IMO but he had 2 broken hands and already fought 3 title fights on the same day. It was so quick compubox simply deemed it to be unmeasurable.
Thats not the part of the post he responded to.
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Tyson
Mosley
Mayweather
Leonard
Calzaghe
Whitaker
Pep

to add a few
Excellent list for speed right there. Tyson had some of the fastest attacking combos of any HW in history. Mayweather is so good largely because of his speddy hands & reflexes. Calzagne has incredibly fast hands & reflexes also & so did Sweet Pea. I haven't seen too much of Willie Pep to judge though..............
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:21 PM   #21
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I trained WC for a short time and I have boxed for several years, I can tell you that WC punches are nothing like being in the ring.
Exactly. WC just isn't effective in a street fight. I was a brown belt, trained for almost 3 years, but everytime I have been in a street fight boxing is what I naturally use, and what is effective. The problem with the rolling punches is that it doesn't work when the target is moving and throwing back. It leaves you wide open to be hit, and reduces your movement significantly whilst throwing them.
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Fastest overall body movement probably Jones Jr.

Fastest hand speed is Joe Calzaghe, easily.

Theres a couple of video's floating on the net of Calzaghe, speed training. One of them is in fact titled "Faster than Roy Jones" , and the other one if of Joe throwing something like 40 punches in 3 seconds. Guys at my wing chun class can do 25-30 in 3 seconds, but 40 is ridiculous.
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Not sure that Calzlaghe has faster hands than Jones. If anything, I would say they were slightly slower. Jones also intentionally put more power on his punches IMO.

Taylor has the fastest hands I have seen, followed by Camacho at 130 and Jones and Mosley (135 version).
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Exactly. WC just isn't effective in a street fight. I was a brown belt, trained for almost 3 years, but everytime I have been in a street fight boxing is what I naturally use, and what is effective. The problem with the rolling punches is that it doesn't work when the target is moving and throwing back. It leaves you wide open to be hit, and reduces your movement significantly whilst throwing them.
Agreed, not to mention the fact that the WC guys I trained with were in shit shape. I was training Muay Thai at the time and couldnt believe how little cardio those guys did, they just rolled hands and did forms, etc.

Its a cool art, I just get a little tired of the phantasy element of it because it is so prevelant.
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Not sure that Calzlaghe has faster hands than Jones. If anything, I would say they were slightly slower. Jones also intentionally put more power on his punches IMO.

Taylor has the fastest hands I have seen, followed by Camacho at 130 and Jones and Mosley (135 version).
KG do have any footage of Camacho? I have looked online and havent come up with much in the past.

That man was lightening fast.
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KG do have any footage of Camacho? I have looked online and havent come up with much in the past.

That man was lightening fast.
I had a video on my old PC. Nothing here. Let me see if I can find some online.
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:28 PM   #27
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Patterson,

Taylor

SRL

talking bout strictly handspeed

sure theres more but not elite...
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Great List Sweet Pea...

But noone is going to mention Hector Camacho?
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Great List Sweet Pea...

But noone is going to mention Hector Camacho?
We have.
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