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Old 02-05-2008, 08:36 AM   #1
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As in, fighters who aren't as hard hitters as their records suggest, or fighters with far fewer KO's than their real power would lead you to believe.

LaMottoa springs to mind.
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:40 AM   #2
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As in, fighters who aren't as hard hitters as their records suggest, or fighters with far fewer KO's than their real power would lead you to believe.

LaMottoa springs to mind.
Lamar Clark and Emler Ray. Clark built his KO record on journeyman.

Elmer Ray was a harder puncher, but he really did not knock out many top rated guys at all.

Bert Cooper was a huge puncher, but did not score that many KO's. Oliver McCall says Bert Cooper hit him the hardest.

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Old 02-05-2008, 08:41 AM   #3
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Don steele. lots of ko´s ...........zero ability.

buck smith.
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:44 AM   #4
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Eugene Hart, brutally hard hitter with that left hook, but his chin and overall skill did not match up hence he lost to many of the good fighters he fought. But he is definently up there as one of the harder hitters in history.
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:56 PM   #5
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Any stories come to mind about Eugene, Lowe?

Corrie Sander's KO record was kind of misleading. I think he "only" KO'ed 11 of his first 18 oppoenents... Considering he was in shape back then, that power and handspeed...
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Nicolay Valuev?
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Carnera ,Lyle and Mac Foster ,Foster never kod a ranked heavyweight.
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Alex Stewart. At one point he was 24-0 (24)

He wasn't that big a puncher, although he could hit some.
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Sammy Peter looked great KO'ing lower level guys, but his power is becoming less and less impressive all the time.
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Some time ago, there was a prospect by the name of Don Steele, who was undefeated 40-0-0-40, but when I checked his comp list, he had mainly fought weak opponents.
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Lamar Clark and Emler Ray. Clark built his KO record on journeyman.

Elmer Ray was a harder puncher, but he really did not knock out many top rated guys at all.

Bert Cooper was a huge puncher, but did not score that many KO's. Oliver McCall says Bert Cooper hit him the hardest.
I have to second Clark and Ray. I actually saw Clark fight. He was a swarming mauler with some punch, but I would consider, say, Alex Miteff or Brian London bigger punchers, let alone a real puncher such as Bob Cleroux. Clark never even knocked out a lower-level journeyman. I guess his lingering fame points out the value of puffing up your record against tomato-cans.

Ray was certainly a top level fighter, but about sixty per cent of his fights were against tomato cans with losing records, or few fights, or both, even when a top contender. His only impressive knockout was over Savold. I would rate him behind Turkey Thompson, Lem Franklin, and Savold as a puncher among his contemporaries.
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shane mosley. he has pop but not an extremely powerful guy as his KO percentage would suggest.

vitali klitschko

sonny liston retired with a very good ko %, but early in his career he didn't score too many kos. if you were to look at his record when he was a contender for instance, you wouldn't think he was as massive a hitter as he really was.
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Old 02-13-2008, 04:32 PM   #13
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Some time ago, there was a prospect by the name of Don Steele, who was undefeated 40-0-0-40, but when I checked his comp list, he had mainly fought weak opponents.
I don't know what you just wrote because your avatar is just too distracting.

Is that even allowed on this site?
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No way Slapsie Maxie hit hard enough to have 19 stoppages to his name.
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Roberto Duran at lightweight.
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