Best/Greatest Boxer-Punchers?

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  1. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Ezzard Charles wasn't a REAL fighter......
     
  2. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    You forgot Mike Tyson on your list
     
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  3. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Max and Buddy Baer
     
  4. slash

    slash Boxing Addict Full Member

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    sugar ray robinson evander holyfield

    two peas in a pod
     
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  5. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The one and only! Full Member

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    Douglas is a lot bigger I think, weighted maybe around 120Kg or at least 115. But Frazier was almost a cruiserweight and Foreman was against each opponent way larger and stronger.

    But thanks for your compliments. The point was that Tyson was technical better (more skillful) than Foreman, who was rather a pure puncher.
     
  6. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I agree 100%, though George did have more skills upon his comeback (but yeah, at base a puncher through and through).
     
  7. mark ant

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    McCallum`s KO ratio wasn`t that good at 160.
     
  8. mark ant

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    Tommy Hearns at 147-154 was the greatest box/puncher of all-times, Louis was good too.
     
  9. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The one and only! Full Member

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    Well in his fourties had Foreman developed a jab and general ringship, just as boxed partly (sometimes) more tactical. He could be rated in that decade ahead of Lewis (because of his McCall defeat mainly).
    But Tyson was more variable, at least before prison or maybe 1989, especially in the choice of punches, his defence was also better before the first Bruno fight.
     
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  10. JohnThomas1

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    Even at 154 i rate McCallum a level of power below boxer-puncher status.