Does Earnie Shavers hit harder than [some other boxer who also hit hard]?

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Who hits harder?

  1. Earnie Shavers

    39.1%
  2. That other boxer who also hits hard

    39.1%
  3. Benny Leonard

    21.7%
  1. cross_trainer

    cross_trainer Bergeron Avatar Club Full Member

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    How does Earnie Shavers's power measure up to the power of [the other boxer who also hits hard]?
     
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  2. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I don’t understand the thread question
     
  3. cross_trainer

    cross_trainer Bergeron Avatar Club Full Member

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    Fixed. Now with brackets.
     
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  4. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Power is difficult to accurately measure. But Jimmy young rated the guys who hit him the hardest and it went something like this :

    1. Earnie Shavers
    2. George Foreman
    3. Gerry Cooney

    so I guess based on that testimony we may conclude that shavers hit harder than foreman and Cooney ? Not sure if this is what you’re asking for.
     
  5. cross_trainer

    cross_trainer Bergeron Avatar Club Full Member

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    Don't worry; I'm not being serious.

    But you provided an interesting, serious answer anyway.
     
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  6. salsanchezfan

    salsanchezfan Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Overrated because Ali's head didn't fly off his shoulders any further than maybe the sixth row, max.......
     
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  7. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxing Hagiographer Full Member

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    cross_trainer is choatic good
     
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  8. Pugguy

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    Ah, with the brackets, it all makes sense now. NOT.

    Do these brackets have certain qualifying properties like in mathematics? If so, then I would have to say that Leonard’s power can be calculated to be the inverse square of Shavers’. But that’s ONLY when measured in a vacuum lest there be any confusion on that condition.
     
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  9. Pugguy

    Pugguy Active Member Full Member

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    Definitely thinks outside the box. Some might call it crazy, I call it great lateral brain movement.
     
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  10. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I've never seen anyone damage people so bad with single shots. Yeah, harder than anyone.
     
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  11. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxing Hagiographer Full Member

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    I can't tell if you mean Shavers or Opie.
     
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  12. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 "Jack sure can whack” banned Full Member

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    I mean he does know Voodoo if you go by the weird testaments of his power.
     
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  13. cross_trainer

    cross_trainer Bergeron Avatar Club Full Member

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    This thread seems incomplete somehow without someone mentioning David Tua. There. He was mentioned. David Tua.

    I feel better now.
     
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  14. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 "Jack sure can whack” banned Full Member

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    WhO DiD TuA StAwp?
     
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  15. cross_trainer

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    Arglblarghleblargg Samoan genetics! Blarglrglaglarb