Best heavyweight counterpunchers

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  1. Grapefruit

    Grapefruit Active Member Full Member

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    Just list off some names come to your mind and who you think was the best counter puncher of the heavyweights
     
  2. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Ridin' the rails Full Member

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  3. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft The Cobra Will Always Bite Back... Full Member

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    Holyfield
    Holyfield
    Holyfield

    Louis and Ali get honourable mentions
     
  4. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Ridin' the rails Full Member

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    In all seriousness, Mike Tyson.

    He's the epitome of a technical, mechanical, aggressive boxer puncher. Preferred to work at mid to close range, counter your shot and follow with a combo.
     
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    70sFan865 Active Member Full Member

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    Holyfield
    Louis
    Tyson
    Fitzsimmons
     
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  6. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Ali was the fastest counter puncher in heavyweight history, specifically his counter right, he also had a sharp pull counter that no other heavyweight did in their fights. Tyson was an amazing counter puncher.
     
  7. GoldenHulk

    GoldenHulk Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Jerry Quarry, although he liked to brawl as well.
     
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  8. Golden_Feather99

    Golden_Feather99 Active Member Full Member

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    Usual suspects:

    Mike Tyson
    Muhammad Ali
    Joe Louis
    Evander Holyfield

    Followed by:

    Jersey Joe Walcott
    Chris Byrd
    Jerry Quarry
    Zora Folley
    Jimmy Ellis
    Luis Ortiz
    Sultan Ibragimov
    'Big' James Toney
     
  9. red cobra

    red cobra Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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  10. Seamus

    Seamus Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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  11. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

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    emallini Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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  13. Golden_Feather99

    Golden_Feather99 Active Member Full Member

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    I forgot about Greg Page. A good counter-puncher at his best.
     
  14. Sting like a bean

    Sting like a bean Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Holyfield, Joe Louis, Jerry Quarry, Ali, Tyson, in different ways.
     
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  15. red cobra

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    The best at heavy IMO Bob.
     
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