Examples of Fighters Who Hit Harder Than Mike Tyson (or just as hard)?

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  1. JunlongXiFan

    JunlongXiFan Active Member Full Member

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    Besides what people have mentioned, among modern fighters:

    HW- Zhilei Zhang, Hrgovic, Jalolov

    Pfp: Inoue, Donaire, Jin Sasaki
     
  2. Entaowed

    Entaowed Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I disagree. See my detailed post above: weight has some correlation with punching power, but it is absolutely not determinsitic.
    Prime Tyson & Frazier were no more than 15 lbs. apart, sometimes less.
    I agree that Tyson hit harder, but your premise that this fairly small difference makes it impossible is incorrect.

    I also do not think nobody under 220 hit as hard as Tyson.
    If you said "very few" I would agree.
    The general consensus is Liston hit harder-prime Liston was 210-215.
    When Wilder was under 220 I will bet he hit harder than Tyson.
    Tua hit harder at a few pounds heavier, so likely did also when under 220.
    I am sure there are some others, & a few who hit about as hard.
     
  3. mark ant

    mark ant Mark Ant is the messiah of boxing knowledge Full Member

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    Yes Wilder did hit harder than Tyson not sure about the other two though, good point though.
     
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  4. louis54

    louis54 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Hit hard, fast, better finisher than anyone of his time
     
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  5. highlander

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    lyle was able to legitimately hurt and knock down foreman twice in the same round when foreman was at his prime! AND the second knock down came AFTER foreman had knocked him down! but, foreman knocked him out later.
     
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  6. highlander

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    notice that one name is missing from some of these lists and i am surprised! no max baer? the man who killed ernie schaaf?
     
  7. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Iron Mike himself admitted his left hook wasn't as powerful as Frazier's. That said, Mike had a great left hook. No doubt there.
     
  8. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Tyson hit harder than Frazier. Frazier's power has become a bit underrated but Tyson did more damage with less punches than Joe. Numerous times against rated opposition we've seen single hooks have plenty of affect. Frazier had to hit them more often.
     
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  9. PhillyPhan69

    PhillyPhan69 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Nobody I have seen if I am being honest
     
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  10. KernowWarrior

    KernowWarrior Bob Fitzsimmons much bigger brother. Full Member

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    Tysons combos were off the scale, if first hard punch did not rattle your brains, then another then another were soon arriving at blinding speed, with immense power and accuracy.
     
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  11. mark ant

    mark ant Mark Ant is the messiah of boxing knowledge Full Member

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    any fighter can die in the ring, flyweights have died in the ring.
     
  12. mark ant

    mark ant Mark Ant is the messiah of boxing knowledge Full Member

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    The left hook that finished Tubbs was harder than any of Joe`s hooks, he didn`t finish many fighters off with one hook.
     
  13. Greb5000

    Greb5000 New Member Full Member

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    According to Galento, Nova, Braddock hardest hitter they ever fought
     
  14. Glass City Cobra

    Glass City Cobra Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Isolated static strength vs functional explosive strength
     
  15. cross_trainer

    cross_trainer Liston was good, but no "Tire Iron" Jones Full Member

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    The data comes from the push press / jerk, which is usually performed explosively.

    That said, I was citing it more to show that fighters' actual physical abilities, when measured, don't match what we think we see on film.
     
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