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Old 07-01-2007, 11:02 AM   #1
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Fitzsimmons
Moore
Hart
Hearns
McClelland
Benn
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Old 07-01-2007, 11:11 AM   #3
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Default Re: Your top 5 middleweights hardest hitters?

Julian Jackson
Gerald McClellan
Marvin Hagler
Mike McCallum
Nigel Benn

in no particular order
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Old 07-01-2007, 11:28 AM   #4
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Gerald McClellan
Stanley Ketchell
Julian Jackson
Roy Jones Jr
Bob Fitzsimmons
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Old 07-01-2007, 11:43 AM   #5
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fitzsimmons
roy jones
james toney
julian jackson
marvin hagler

no order.
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Old 07-01-2007, 12:10 PM   #6
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Default Re: Your top 5 middleweights hardest hitters?

Marvin Hagler may be possibly the greatest MW of all time, but he is not even close to being in the top 5 hardest MW punchers. I think Marv himself would freely admit this. Hagler was a solid puncher but never had top level one-punch power. Therefore my list would be as follows, in no particular order:

Eugene Hart
Thomas Hearns
Julian Jackson
Gerald McClellan
Bob Fitzsimmons

Honourable mentions: Stanley Ketchel, Nigel Benn, RJJ, John Mugabi
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Old 07-01-2007, 12:10 PM   #7
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Default Re: Your top 5 middleweights hardest hitters?

Eugene Hart
Gerald McClellan
Nigel Benn
Julian Jackson
Rodrigo Valdez


Hm for Fitz and Ketchel who not much footage is available to see. Jones, Hearns and MCcALLUM deserve a mention too
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Old 07-01-2007, 12:11 PM   #8
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Default Re: Your top 5 middleweights hardest hitters?

In order,
Hearns.
Jackson.
Benn.
G-man.
Marvin hagler.(when he wanted to bomb that is.)

I havent seen hart,valdes,fitzimmons and a few others so i cant rate them accurately.
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Old 07-01-2007, 12:16 PM   #9
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Default Re: Your top 5 middleweights hardest hitters?

Jackson
Mugabi
Hearns

But that's just off the top of my head.
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Old 07-01-2007, 12:45 PM   #10
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Default Re: Your top 5 middleweights hardest hitters?

1) Stan Ketchel. The Michigan Assassin's knockdown of Jack Johnson may have been the hardest punch ever recorded on film by a boxer under the middleweight limit. Johnson failed to regain his feet on his first attempt to beat the count, and was so groggy that when he cold****ed Ketchel with his retaliatory right uppercut, he toppled forward over his 159 pound challenger.

2) Bob Fitzsimmons. Although over the middleweight limit when he won the HW Title with a single bodyshot, we can safely extrapolate that he wouldn't have been any weaker under 160.

3) Mickey Walker. For 15 rounds, a past prime Walker battered about a peak Jack Sharkey, en route to a controversial 15 round draw, where he won 11 rounds on one judge's scorecard. At his peak conditioned weight of 158, he was capable of posting quick kayos over top 10 heavyweights.

4) Ray Robinson. Although at his most dangerous as a welterweight, he rates here on the strength of a single legendary left hook, one we are all well-acquainted with.

5) Eugene "Cyclone" Hart. Antuofermo and Hagler agreed that Cyclone's hook was the hardest punch these veteran champions had ever been hit by. That's good enough for me.

I am not sufficiently acquainted with Julian Jackson, or any other boxers who came of age after the elimination of the 15 round distance eliminated my interest in contemporary boxing, so I haven't the qualifications to comment on them, aside from knowing of their pervasive reputations.

Naturally, I could revise this extensively over time, but this is what I have to offer immediately.
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Old 07-01-2007, 12:46 PM   #11
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. Hagler was a solid puncher but never had top level one-punch power.
buth he still hit hard tho.

the punch he landed to hearns was almost a 1 punch KO but hearns got up.
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Old 07-01-2007, 12:47 PM   #12
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Default Re: Your top 5 middleweights hardest hitters?

Stanley Ketchel
Gerald McClellan
Bob Fitzsimmons
Cyclone Hart
Florentino Fernandez
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Old 07-01-2007, 12:48 PM   #13
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buth he still hit hard tho.

the punch he landed to hearns was almost a 1 punch KO but hearns got up.
Oh yeah, Hagler was a hard MW hitter no doubt but I don't he's near the top 5.
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Old 07-01-2007, 12:52 PM   #14
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Default Re: Your top 5 middleweights hardest hitters?

In chronological order-

Bob Fitzsimmons
Stanley Ketchel
Mickey Walker
Julian Jackson
Gerald McClellan

Honourable mention Nigel Benn, Jeff Lacey
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Old 07-01-2007, 12:58 PM   #15
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Antwun Echols deserves a mention despite being a pretty awful fighter
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