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Old 11-14-2009, 02:46 PM   #1
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Default Punch power measured in PSI for varios boxers

We have all seen Rocky 4, and we have all heard the various rumours floating around for the punching power of various fighters from 1900 to the present measured in PSI.

The stories of Bob Fitzsimmons scoring 1050 PSI and Sam McVea scoring 1300.

What I am asking us to put together is what we can actualy verify.

No rumours, no half truths.

What can we actualy get a source for?
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Old 11-14-2009, 03:01 PM   #2
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I've heard about this PSI **** for years and the proof for some of these results seems very unconvincing. By the way, I would love to see the device used by Fitz & McVey. Was it steam-powered?
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Old 11-14-2009, 03:04 PM   #3
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Let's just see if there are any sources before we start underminging them, shall we?
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Old 11-14-2009, 03:05 PM   #4
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I've heard about this PSI **** for years and the proof for some of these results seems very unconvincing. By the way, I would love to see the device used by Fitz & McVey. Was it steam-powered?
I think it would have been a simple pressure guage and it could have been verry accurate if it ever happened.

What I am trying to do here is collect together what from any era can be verified by a credible source.
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Old 11-14-2009, 08:33 PM   #5
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There is show called sports science that supposedly tests out different sports theories. As I remember, Ricky Hatton was on the show, and apparently punched at appr. 1400 PSI. On another episode, they tested if having *** before a simulated fight affected performance with Chris Byrd. I don't have time to find a source at the moment, but I'm sure if you YouTubed it, it would come up.
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Old 11-14-2009, 09:12 PM   #6
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There is show called sports science that supposedly tests out different sports theories. As I remember, Ricky Hatton was on the show, and apparently punched at appr. 1400 PSI. On another episode, they tested if having *** before a simulated fight affected performance with Chris Byrd. I don't have time to find a source at the moment, but I'm sure if you YouTubed it, it would come up.
Is it the *** act on youtube, or the simulated fight?
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Old 11-14-2009, 09:18 PM   #7
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[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg4sTHldr2o[/ame]
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Old 11-14-2009, 09:29 PM   #8
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For comparison (on different equipment)...

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGjPnLjvvrs[/ame]

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfnGkV6qmTw[/ame]

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzYMX_3K_xE&[/ame]

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maQINqPI7S0[/ame]
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Old 11-14-2009, 09:48 PM   #9
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They need to get Roy Jones on there.
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Old 11-15-2009, 06:32 AM   #10
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I've heard about this PSI **** for years and the proof for some of these results seems very unconvincing. By the way, I would love to see the device used by Fitz & McVey. Was it steam-powered?
They had ways of measuring horse power back then too. I believe the PSI test is based on resistance springs. I have heard there was an article where Fitz, Jeffries and McVey took a crack at it.
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Old 11-15-2009, 07:44 AM   #11
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They had ways of measuring horse power back then too. I believe the PSI test is based on resistance springs. I have heard there was an article where Fitz, Jeffries and McVey took a crack at it.
There seems an escalated difficulty in measuring power through tension versus power through directed impact. Maybe I'm wrong.
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Old 11-15-2009, 12:45 PM   #12
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So Rampage hits at 1800lbs of force while Byrd only hit at 1300?
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So Rampage hits at 1800lbs of force while Byrd only hit at 1300?
Yes, but note that Rampage is swinging for all he's worth with smaller gloves, whereas Chris seemed to be doing it with reasonably good form.
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Old 11-15-2009, 02:33 PM   #14
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Bob Fitzsimmons 3500psi, registered on Edison's 'puncho-popper', 1896.
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Old 11-15-2009, 03:25 PM   #15
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So Rampage hits at 1800lbs of force while Byrd only hit at 1300?
Byrd is feather fisted.
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