Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by cross_trainer, Nov 15, 2021.
Never trust a fighters take on who the hardest puncher they ever faced is...they got hit in the head for a living which creates memory and accuracy issues a.k.a they dont remember, there is no way to know if that was the hardest they ever got it...fighters have massive egos and are self serving when rating certain opponents....there are too many variables in the impact of a punch that factors into why a light hitting puncher can miraculously hurt an iron chinned person or a KO puncher might not connect hard enough to stop another. One fighter cannot be the measure for the previous mentioned the most powerful puncher can most accurately be measured by his quality of opposition and his overall body of work relative to the career...
So the question is whether Shavers is the hardest hitter ever. I'd say probably not. I'd guess that Wlad Klitscko, Lewis, Foreman, Tua and a couple of others may have swatted harder. It's all arguable though because we don't have a uniform test that has been applied to all of them