Corrie Sanders power

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  1. zadfrak

    zadfrak Boxing Addict Full Member

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    And pre-surgery he used those legs a lot more in those early fights. Very dangerous guy using mobility in addition to that size and handspeed. And he and Brewster were the kings of cancelled fights back then. And Sanders & Brewster were supposed to meet a few times. Sure would have been an exciting fight.
     
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  2. young griffo

    young griffo Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He hit hard and he had good hand speed.

    He was also chinny and had so so endurance. It made for some exciting fights.

    He was a tipsters nightmare both ways for his strengths and flaws in my opinion.
     
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  3. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Corrie Sanders' KO percentage is 67% Sometimes, stats like those can be deceiving. Especially if a guy has a ton of losses or draws (like Bob Satterfield). But Sanders only had four losses in nearly 50 fights.

    His power is overrated because of what he did to Wlad.

    Sanders' power was more like Andy Ruiz's ... who has about a 65% KO percentage and an equally impressive win (over Joshua) as Sanders did (with Wlad).

    Sanders was a deceptively fast combination puncher and he had good power (like Ruiz). And he was a very good finisher when he had a guy hurt.

    But he wasn't one of the best punchers ever, not by a long shot.
     
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  4. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Let's see that in the light that for a large part of his career he tried to outbox, rather than blast people out.

    Vitali has a ~ 87% KO rate. Is he one of the hardest punchers ever?

    There's a lot of guys that fought him and said that he was the biggest hitter they fought.

    Often he blasted out durable guys that nobody else had, or shook guys up that were known for their chins.

    * shrug *
     
  5. Smokin Bert

    Smokin Bert Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I agree with most of this post. But, he clearly had better power than Ruiz. Ruiz never flattened fighters the way Sanders occasionally did. Ruiz had no highlight reel knockouts before Joshua. And, I doubt he will have any after Joshua.
     
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  6. Seamus

    Seamus Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    If you believe anecdotes, he had top rate power. Despite appearances, he was an excellent athlete with long, fast punches. And he committed to his attack, not waiting all night for a window that may or may not open, and certainly not taking his foot off the gas once he landed something big. The latter facet to his program at times taxed his shallow gas tank but it sure made for exciting fights.
     
  7. Wasteman

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    The only guy who ever had Vitali looking worried. Deceptively powerful.
     
  8. lloydturnip

    lloydturnip Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Dangerous fighter .but could be taken out the nate tubbs fight was an example of this.Unpredictable is a good way to describe him
     
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  9. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    The hardest puncher I’ve witnessed live.
     
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  10. Minotauro

    Minotauro Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Wlad said Sanders was the hardest puncher he faced. He had quick hands too he was talented if he was more schooled and better ring iq and dedication he could have been the dominate heavyweight post Lennox.
     
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  11. BCS8

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    Not to mention if he'd had better promoters. They just couldn't get him the relevant fights and as time wore on he seemed to fight (not to mention train) less and less.
     
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  12. GoldenHulk

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    Did you see him spar or was it one of his fights?
     
  13. Mendoza

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    HBOs Jim Lampley who has been ringside for 100 heavyweight fights, most of which with class opponents in the ring said Sanders has as heavy as hands as he has seen.

    While power is a commodity that can be found at all levels of heavyweight boxing, few had his hand speed. By heavyweight standards, Sanders has elite hand speed. Mix in his height and southpaw style you've got a very rare commodity.

    Ponder what if Sanders didn't have 2nd a rate trainer and a third rate promoter.
     
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  14. Mendoza

    Mendoza Hrgovic = Next Heavyweight champion of the world. Full Member

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    I have my own top 50 all time heavyweight punchers. Sanders is in it. Probably should revise it, and will need to as many punchers have emerged since.
     
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  15. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Youngest Ezzard Charles Fan Ever Full Member

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    I've got a list of 5 and some rough guesses of where certain fighters ago