Do you think you can punch as hard as Malignaggi or Chris Algieri?

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  1. AlwaysFirst

    AlwaysFirst Active Member Full Member

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    I do punch harder than them but I’m also a former pro and I have almost 100lb on them. It’s not hard to punch as hard as these 2 guys, I bet we could go to a random high school and find some athletic kids that could punch as hard as them, but, what Paulie&Chris have over most ppl (even high level fighters) is speed, accuracy, reflexes and they are very tough.

    Punching hard and connect in a fight is not as easy as it looks, especially not when the opponent is punching back and moving. Anyone that been in a ring knows that.

    I’m not a fan of either guy but it’s no denying that they are very tough, even though they can’t crack a egg with their fists. So yeah, most ppl do punch harder than them but it doesn’t mean that they could beat them in a boxing match.
     
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  2. Deew

    Deew Active Member Full Member

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    I can definitely punch harder than either of them.

    But they can punch consistently for at least 12 rounds. I can't atm.
     
  3. kirk

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    I dont punch very hard, but Im 195lbs, in ok shape, and have been punching throughout my life.

    I expect I hit harder than Malignaggi. Pretty sure he doesnt even punch with full force due to hand issues.
     
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    Thats awesome. I used to do that too when I started. Id do it repeatedly though... coach would tell me to stop saying it.
     
  5. Eel87

    Eel87 Active Member Full Member

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    This. It's the other small details that are difficult. Moving your head after you punch and all that
     
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  6. pistal47

    pistal47 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I know I can, In way bigger than them and have fought in the am's mostly at 178 but had a couple at 201 and 165 too. I was a really physically gifted fighter and athlete period. It ended up being a detriment to me, stunted my growth as a fighter and lowered my ceiling.

    The boxing brain - that's what is more important than anything. Everyone thinks Usyk is so fast of hand and foot - and he's not slow - but its the speed of his boxing mind that makes him special. Mayweather's speed above 130-135 was overrated as hell too, it was how blazingly fast his mind did everything inside the ring that made him appear faster than he was.
     
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  7. fcb1068

    fcb1068 Member Full Member

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    People are giving Malignagi too much respect. I won't speak on Chris Algeri, but Malinagi likely does not punch as hard as your average female boxer. Not only do I think many here can punch harder than Malignagi, but most in this forum can probably slap harder than Malignagi can punch.
     
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