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Old 01-16-2013, 03:24 PM   #1
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Default Who had more power at welter.. SRL.. Duran or Napoles

Did SRL have more power there because it was his natural weight or did Duran and Napoles carry more power up with them?

Second part, would you say Tito had more power than all of them or where would he rank?
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:25 PM   #2
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Default Re: Who had more power at welter.. SRL.. Duran or Napoles

Leonard was a harder hitter than Duran for sure at welterweight.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:13 PM   #3
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Default Re: Who had more power at welter.. SRL.. Duran or Napoles

Good question. I dont have an answer. Im not convinced that Duran had massive power at 147 but he certainly hit hard enough that you didnt want to get caught regularly by him.

Its also hard to rate Tito because he fought in an era when you didnt have to make weight the day of the fight giving him a significant edge at fight time, in terms of both size and energy level. He also didnt have to fight 15 rounders so the pace he fought was different. That being said he was a hellacious puncher.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:57 PM   #4
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Default Re: Who had more power at welter.. SRL.. Duran or Napoles

Napoles.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:02 PM   #5
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Default Re: Who had more power at welter.. SRL.. Duran or Napoles

Leonard.The biggest man of the three, carried power up even up to 175 against LaLonde.

Napoles was generally a more typical accumulative puncher at 147, though on the high end of that scale still.

Duran a bit hard to say compared to the other two, as he had the least amount of fights there.

P4P they are all around the same tier.

I'm not sure if Tito had more power than Leonard.He was less talented and varied a fighter and fought with a seek and destroy style so it could be his power simply stood out and got praised more as one of his best traits.On the other hand you can argue Leonard wouldn't have got the stoppages he did with Tito's talent, that his speed and overall skills contributed more than raw power.Hard to say either way.

Neither really produced obviously more brutal knockouts than the other and Leonard could get quality fightersand 2nd\3rd tier contenders going just as quickly as tito could with single shots.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:07 PM   #6
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napoles and with the left hook, i'd say notably more powerful than both
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:11 PM   #7
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Where are the brutal left hook stoppages that prove that?

Notably more powerful than those two(orLeonard at least) is getting into really devastating territory.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:17 PM   #8
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Where are the brutal left hook stoppages that prove that?

Notably more powerful than those two(orLeonard at least) is getting into really devastating territory.
good question. fair one to. i'll have to consider that, i just always considered napoles to have the more devasting punching at welter

and trinidad leads the pack as per the OP's followup
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:24 PM   #9
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Napoles had that great left hook, but that shot that ko'ed and nearly took Lopez's eye out of it's socket was a right....a single right uppercut. Lopez was never treated like that before.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:44 PM   #10
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Id have to pick Leonard outa the 3...I think He had unbelievable power.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:05 PM   #11
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Leonard.The biggest man of the three, carried power up even up to 175 against LaLonde.

Napoles was generally a more typical accumulative puncher at 147, though on the high end of that scale still.

Duran a bit hard to say compared to the other two, as he had the least amount of fights there.

P4P they are all around the same tier.

I'm not sure if Tito had more power than Leonard.He was less talented and varied a fighter and fought with a seek and destroy style so it could be his power simply stood out and got praised more as one of his best traits.On the other hand you can argue Leonard wouldn't have got the stoppages he did with Tito's talent, that his speed and overall skills contributed more than raw power.Hard to say either way.

Neither really produced obviously more brutal knockouts than the other and Leonard could get quality fightersand 2nd\3rd tier contenders going just as quickly as tito could with single shots.
Agree with all of this.

Though I would say Tito had superior raw power as compared to Leonard.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:54 PM   #12
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I think Duran. Duran with that right hand could still hurt guys at 160. His right hand is underrated in boxing at the higher weights. I always said Duran was decent at the higher weights and he was not this little guy at the weight like people say. He knocked down Barkley with the right.
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A clear toss-up between Sugar Ray Leonard & "Manteqilla" Napoles. Duran not to far behind although he didn't carry the same exact sheer power that he had at 135 with him to 147. "Tito" Trinidad no doubt had complete raw power at 147.
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Did SRL have more power there because it was his natural weight or did Duran and Napoles carry more power up with them?

Second part, would you say Tito had more power than all of them or where would he rank?
I agree on that, Tito had more one punch power than all of them. Then SRL, Duran, Napoles. Actually, SRL Duran and Mantequilla are all very close.
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Of those 3 SRL punched hardest. Tito generated more power than SRL.
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