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Old 07-15-2012, 07:54 PM   #1
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Default Fighters with underrated strength

Who would you say had some underrated strength but it happened to be overlooked because of their other abilities
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:56 PM   #2
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Ali was stronger than given credit for.
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:59 PM   #3
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Ali was stronger than given credit for.
I definitely agree and that's one who I had in mind when I made this thread
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:08 PM   #4
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Floyd Mayweather Jr. He usually at the least matches his oponents strength in the clinches and doesn't get shoved around by guys who are naturally bigger than he is.

Carmen Basilio. Even though it's well known he was a strong, aggressive fighter he's hardly ever mentioned amongst the others when talking of fighters who were very strong for their weight class.
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:32 PM   #5
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Azumah Nelson.
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:23 PM   #6
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Default Re: Fighters with underrated strength

Ali always makes his way into threads about fighters with underrated qualities. Since that's the case, I wonder if he's really underrated.

Tommy Bell

Mike McCallum

Carlos Palomino

Kenny Lane

Fulgencio Obelmejias (or however you spell his name)

Jose Gonzalez
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:13 AM   #7
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Winky Wright, Chris Byrd, John Ruiz, Buddy McGirt
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:06 AM   #8
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Kostya Tszyu was probably not underrated for strength but people (especially early in his career) made a much bigger deal about his punching power.

Don't get me wrong Kostya hit hard but his physical strength often allowed him to dominate and boss speedier and slicker boxers all over the ring ie Tszyu-Sharmba Mitchell 1.

Great call on Mayweather by the way.

The only fight where he was clearly outstrengthed imo was against Jose Luis Castillo who was an enormously strong Lightweight and at that time Floyd hadn't properly grown into the division.
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:33 AM   #9
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Herol Graham
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:12 AM   #10
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Ali was stronger than given credit for.

Ali has had due recognition for many years,even before he finally retired,for being one of the strongest guys who ever entered the ring,so he has to be counted out in this one.

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Azumah Nelson.

Yet another who many realised was as strong as an ox. His upper body looked like a welterweight's.
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:57 AM   #12
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I definitely agree and that's one who I had in mind when I made this thread
I think most with some boxing knowledge give Ali his due in terms of strength.
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:58 AM   #13
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Ali has had due recognition for many years,even before he finally retired,for being one of the strongest guys who ever enteered the ring,so he has to be counted out in this one.
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I think most with some boxing knowledge give Ali his due in terms of strength.
Ah, you beat me to it.
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:01 AM   #14
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Herol Graham
Good call. Very strong for soneone who didn't even seem like a natural MW.

Nunn was clearly strong as hell also.
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:03 AM   #15
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Don't know if his strength is underrated, but you seldom hear talk about Hopkins in terms of how strong he was at MW.
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