Better Chin: Mike Weaver or Corrie Sanders?

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  1. KeedCubano

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  3. The Undefeated Lachbuster

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    I'm sticking with Weaver on this. A rare sight.
     
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  4. Sugar 88

    Sugar 88 Your Unfriendly Neighbourhood Writer-Man Full Member

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    Going with the colonel.
     
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  5. George Crowcroft

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

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    Sanders' feats of chin:

    Taking 3 rounds of sheer punishment against Vitali Klitschko, who we know was a damaging volume puncher, whilst gassed.
    Took HUGE punches off Rahman, who could BANG, before breaking.

    Nate Tubbs KO2
    Whilst green.

    Rahman TKO7
    Whilst prime.

    Vitali TKO8
    Osborn Machimana KO1
    Whilst shot or past prime.


    Weaver's:

    Howard Smith KO3
    Billy Ryan TKO2
    Larry Frazier KO2
    Duane Bobick TKO7

    Larry Holmes TKO11
    Micheal Dokes TKO1
    Pinklon Thomas TKO8
    James Smith TKO1

    All whilst prime...
    He did also go the distance with Dokes and Smith in rematches however, as well as going 10 with Rudduck.

    Johnny Du Plooy KO2
    Lennox Lewis KO6
    Larry Holmes TKO6

    All whilst past prime to completely shot
     
  6. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Sanders id say.
     
  7. mr. magoo

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    I don’t think Weaver was prime anymore by the time of the first Dokes meeting. He had been off for most of the previous two years nursing injuries and was now in his thirties. After both Dokes meetings he never did much of significance again accept beat Carl Williams who was overly prone to getting hurt with left hooks
     
  8. JohnThomas1

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    You've missed some of (or at least one and probably the best) Weaver's notable feats of chin by not mentioning wins. His chin was excellent against Gerrie Coetzee as he shook off numerous right hand bombs on his way to a KO. Even against John Tate, a decent if not great puncher Weaver shook off plenty.

    Weaver didn't take boxing seriously early on and didn't barely train until Ken Norton gave him some motivation. The early career stoppages all came prior to him upping his mentality, fitness and dedication. He hit the gym about once a week and if he ran he didn't train and vice versa. He changed all this around 1976 and Weaver showed a decent chin from then on until Pinklon Thomas.

    The thing we have to take into account later is this - how much did the Tony Anthony dog shot affect Weaver? Weaver was dropped heavily at the end of the first round while walking back to his corner. Maybe it affected him maybe it didn't but it's certainly there.

    Weaver's next fight was for the title against Pink Thomas and i thought it was clear he'd become pretty fragile. Even Carl Williams shook him early in his next bout.

    i'm not saying Weaver has more than Sanders but just throwing out a bit of info on Weaver.
     
  9. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

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    In a head to head matchup, both presumably at their best ,,I'd take Weaver, not confidently though
     
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    Sanders was above having good power, he was a sniper with that left, a true killer punch on him
     


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