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Old 01-20-2011, 12:48 AM   #1
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Default Best right hand-Lightweights

In your opinion which right hand was the greatest in the history of the divison? Surely Duran had a gross one; proved by his ability to knock fighters cold at higher weights with it. Gans also had a deadly short cross that you can see devastate Kid Herman with him. Leonard was purportedly a great user of the straight right as well, being his sharpest punch in terms of hitting quality.

Who had the best?
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Old 01-20-2011, 01:08 AM   #2
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Lew Jenkins
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Old 01-20-2011, 01:17 AM   #3
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Lew Jenkins, or Aurelio Herrera, reputed to be by the oldtimers, the hardest punching lightweight ever. Like Swee****er Lew, Aurelio liked his liquor ...
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Ike Williams.
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Old 01-20-2011, 01:34 AM   #5
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Arguello shout out?
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Old 01-20-2011, 01:44 AM   #6
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Ike Williams.
Great shout-out, t. Ike could really crack.
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Old 01-20-2011, 02:07 AM   #7
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Great shout-out, t. Ike could really crack.
Haha, he could. I wish there was more footage of him I like what I've seen of him.
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Lew Jenkins and Alexis Arguello
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Old 01-20-2011, 08:21 AM   #9
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Ike Williams ,who I saw was a great and vicious combination puncher,relied on his speed, but Lew Jenkins I believe hit harder with his one punch right cross,like a coiled snake.
Of course Ike was the better fighter...
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:02 AM   #10
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My shouts have already been mentioned (Ike Williams, Arguello)............Edwin Rosario deserves an honorable mention. El Chapo was pretty compact with it too and did not telegraph it. Lethal.
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:08 AM   #11
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Ummm... JOE GANS

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Old 01-20-2011, 01:22 PM   #12
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Does Whitaker count? Best SP jab ever imo

Depends what you go for, most people look at power, but you need to look at accuracy/speed/timing/precision ability to use as a lead/double. Duran is the overall best combination, Ike Ws is fast and powerful but imo not as good as Durans, Arguello's is great but a little slow, some better defensive fighters maybe able to stay away from it. For precision and speed Mayweather is up there. Mosley's overhand right is very powerful but perhaps telegraphed. Marquez's right hand is great by anyones standards
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Ike Williams, who I saw was a great and vicious combination puncher, relied on his speed, but Lew Jenkins I believe hit harder with his one punch right cross, like a coiled snake.
Post of the day, corroborated by JG.

The thing with Arguello was that he was a sharpshooter with an uncanny intuitive knack for targeting vital anatomical spots. Ramirez said after his first bout with Rosario that Edwin was clearly a harder puncher with greater raw power than Alexis, but a straighter right than Arguello's couldn't be thrown without laser guidance.
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Old 01-20-2011, 03:17 PM   #14
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Kid Lavigne!
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Old 01-20-2011, 03:20 PM   #15
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Obviously, Williams, Gans, Duran and Arguello.

More recently, I rather liked Edwin Rosario and even Miguel Angel Gonzalez.
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