Benn, Hearns Or Jackson??

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  1. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

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    At Middleweight, rate them in power?
    1. Jackson
    2.Benn
    3.Hearns
     
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  2. Dynamicpuncher

    Dynamicpuncher Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I agree with your list.
     
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  3. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Benn
    Jackson
    Hearns

    But Jackson and Hearns were quite far better KO ‘artists’ in terms of accuracy, timing and (though Nigel was fast) speed.

    Benn was a leverage bomber who could send you head over heels if he hit your forehead or probably guard, wobble you to the nose or top of the head etc. He wasn’t settings things up or using traps.

    Jackson was striking right on the point of the jaw where all the nerve endings were, with a quick stiff punch that came from nowhere. Orthodox right hooks etc. (Benn threw more right hooks but they were swings).

    Hearns and that right hand was something. Straight to the target! More finesse than the gifted Nigel. But natural raw power as a natural middleweight it’s Benn
     
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  4. northpaw

    northpaw Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Your order is appropriate
     
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  5. Mod-Mania

    Mod-Mania Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Same order as yours.
     
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  6. PhillyPhan69

    PhillyPhan69 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Benn
    Hearns
    Jackson
     
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  7. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Eubank after the fight with Benn;



    His chin was dangerously good, it left him in a state
     
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  8. Kid Bacon

    Kid Bacon All-Time-Fat Full Member

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    Hearns and Jackson matched at the top.
    Benn right behind
     
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  9. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I think I like your rating just as it is.
     
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  10. Levook

    Levook Member Full Member

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    Looks good to me!
     
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  11. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    1. Jackson
    2. Hearns
    3. Benn
     
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  12. Ike-Man

    Ike-Man Active Member Full Member

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    I would've just loved to have seen Jackson vs Benn!
     
  13. mark ant

    mark ant Uysk could beat Haye and Nelson on the same night Full Member

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    Benn and Jackson were the perfect finishers, however Hearns sparked Shuler with one shot and Jackson finished Graham with one shot, Benn never finished a top 10 contender with one shot.
     
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