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Old 08-03-2008, 06:21 PM   #1
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Default Bangers who couldnt Punch when they started out?

THomas Hearns comes to mind. is there any others?
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Old 08-03-2008, 06:24 PM   #2
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THomas Hearns comes to mind. is there any others?
Perhaps there are more cases of fighters who lost their power due to bad hands but later got it back.

Gene Tunney is a prime example.
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Old 08-03-2008, 06:26 PM   #3
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Perhaps there are more cases of fighters who lost their power due to bad hands but later got it back.

Gene Tunney is a prime example.
Joe Calzaghe was a banger when he started but lost it due to his hands
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Old 08-03-2008, 06:36 PM   #4
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Mhm, Calzaghe's early career is full of quick stoppages.
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Old 08-03-2008, 06:39 PM   #5
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Perhaps there are more cases of fighters who lost their power due to bad hands but later got it back.

Gene Tunney is a prime example.
oscars another one who seemed to lose his power at times then regained it in other fights
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Old 08-03-2008, 06:43 PM   #6
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Default Re: Bangers who couldnt Punch when they started out?

I think Calzaghe's were more due to him overwhelming opponents than actually knocking them out.
He only has 2 actual KO's on his record, the rest being TKO's. That said, he was a lot heavier handed than he is now.
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Old 08-03-2008, 06:57 PM   #7
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I'm sure Sonny Liston always had power, but his KO percentage early on wouldn't suggest it.

Junior Witter can crack, but he didn't score many KOs early on.
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Old 08-03-2008, 07:05 PM   #8
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What's with this myth about Calzaghe being able to bang early on in his career? Of course the guy has bad hands but he's never been a big hitter.
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Old 08-03-2008, 07:10 PM   #9
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What's with this myth about Calzaghe being able to bang early on in his career? Of course the guy has bad hands but he's never been a big hitter.
Poor choice of words.

He could hit harder earlier on. Coupled with his frantic workrate he was scoring far more stoppages than he would later on in his career when he started hitting open palm.
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Old 08-04-2008, 04:18 AM   #10
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Poor choice of words.

He could hit harder earlier on. Coupled with his frantic workrate he was scoring far more stoppages than he would later on in his career when he started hitting open palm.
Yeah, he could hit harder but he still wasn´t a banger.
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Old 08-04-2008, 04:27 AM   #11
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Palomino while never reaching banger status certainly improved his power during his early break from boxing.
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Old 08-04-2008, 02:16 PM   #12
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Sandy Saddler hardly scored any knockouts in his first couple dozen fights, but eventually developed into one of hte biggest punchers in his division's history.
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