Fastest hand-speed we have ever seen

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  1. SHADAPBLAD

    SHADAPBLAD Lost all my bets Full Member

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    Meldrick Taylor was a very fast man indeed. Yet when Taylor was 19 and in the amateurs, he fought a man named Adolfo Horta who matched, and sometimes exceeded, the ridiculously fast hands of a teenaged Taylor. Horta was exceptionally quick with a beautiful style. He could have been somebody in the pro ranks.
     
  2. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    #1. Hector Camacho
    #2. Roy Jones
    #3. Ali
    #4. Floyd Mayweather
    #5. Sugar Ray Robinson
     
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  3. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    RJJ and young Hector Camacho are the all-time speed merchants IMO.
     
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  4. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Not yet mentioned is Howard Davis Jr who was diseased with speed. Bernard Taylor had some swoosh too.
     
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    Ali
    Tyson
    Jones Jr
    Leonard
    Khan
    Mosley
    Hearns
    Floyd
    Manny
     
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    Cecil Boxing Addict Full Member

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  7. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Some of the guys on the vid seemed as quick as Roy, maybe you mean P4P, but surely Tyson as a superfast heavyweight would be in the running too.
     
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  8. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I don`t think the combo`s Nunn threw at Tate when finishing him were as quick as some of the combo`s on the vid I pasted, it wasn`t an impressive TKO, plenty of former middleweight greats would have thrown and landed more on Tate, Nunn looked pretty quick, but I wasn`t impressed at all.
     
  9. Loudon

    Loudon Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Joe didn't hit the bag like Josh Warrington.

    Joe's drills were more for stamina than speed.

    Joe's a very strange character. He's got a huge ego but has always had confidence issues. Before he fought Roy, he told everyone that Roy was shot and that a fight would be pointless. But then during the filming of HBO's 24/7 shows that you're referring to, he said that when Roy declined his challenge he knew that he'd got him.

    WTF was all that about?

    He knew that he had him before he signed the contract.

    Although nobody could match Joe's fitness and stamina, he could never match Roy's hand speed.


    This is Joe on the punch counter:




    This is Roy on a very fast double end bag: (go to the 6th min)




    This is against Reggie Johnson at LHW when he was 30:

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  10. Loudon

    Loudon Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    What happened to him?
     
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  11. SHADAPBLAD

    SHADAPBLAD Lost all my bets Full Member

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    He was Cuban
     
  12. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Foot Fetish Enthusiast. Nuff Said. Full Member

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    Ahh, the old Cuban Crux.

    Let's hope that one day they can compete professionally out of Cuba again.
     
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  13. PhillyPhan69

    PhillyPhan69 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    My guess is we need to go to flyweight or below to get the real answer. It seems some are talking in a P4P disparity sense?
     
  14. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond A real man oughta be a little stupid Full Member

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    Wow these are ridiculously fast exchanges.

     
  15. Flash24

    Flash24 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    No particular order.
    Hector Camacho Sr. At Jr lightweight, untouchable.
    Mel Taylor. fast as hell, but little pop.
    Howard Davis . See M.Taylor
    R.Jones Jr. A devastating/ Frightening combination of hand and foot speed.
    T.Hearns. watch his welter/jr. Middle fights if you don't believe me.
    T.Norris. extremely fast. Had ATG ability
    Lonnie Smith, fast. But average ability.
    P.Whitaker just wow.......
    M .Dokes very fast possibly fastest hands at heavy.
    F Patterson right up their with Dokes.
    M.Nunn . Tall very fast hand and feet. And a damn southpaw. A very scary combination.
    Ismael Laguna top 10 speed at lightweight.
    Joe Louis average at best foot speed, but his combination of speed, technique, and power probably best in Heavy history.
    R.Leonard top 3-4 in history at welter, probably # 2 with combination of speed AND power behind only that Other Sugar Ray.
    That other Sugar Ray. Sugar Ray Robinson he's only the G.O.A.T. pound for pound, nothing big lol.
    And when Pound for pound is factored in probably THE fastest fighter in history, ALI.....
     
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