Fighters with incredible power who didn't use it

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  1. OP_TheJawBreaker

    OP_TheJawBreaker NOBODY hit like that guy! Full Member

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    David Izon was a solid puncher. He was the first fighter to knock Lou Savarese who is a pretty durable fighter. He easily knock him down flat on his feet with a punch that has good leverage in it, but sadly he never put any good leverage throughout his other fights. He threw more arm punches and just wore his opponent down more.
     
  2. michael mullen

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    It seems to me that Tiger pulling his punches or "fighting conservatively" was a good thing really...especially from the viewpoint of one Rubin "Hurricane" Carter. Just look at the thrashing he gave the poor Hurricane. Why, if Mr. Tiger had gone all out vs Carter, he may have put him in the hospital....or worse.
     
  3. michael mullen

    michael mullen Active Member Full Member

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    But he was just the same.
     
  4. Claw4075

    Claw4075 Ezzard Charles GOAT Full Member

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    I don't think so. This man was literally going all out and PUNISHING every single one of his opponents like they owned him money
     
  5. cuchulain

    cuchulain Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    This post reminds me of ChinaHandJoe.

    What happened to @China_hand_Joe ?
     
  6. williams7383

    williams7383 TKO 6 Klit Lickers Full Member

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    You beat me to it with EUBANK
     
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  7. Clinton

    Clinton Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I see where Barrf is coming from. Many times Lewis preferred to box at length rather than pound it out in close. He had such physical advantages, so why not as it is good strategy? Truly elite fighters played to their strengths, part of the reason it makes them elite.
     
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  8. Fergy

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    He did seem to hold back on occasion s.
    Maybe a little overly cautious,, after the Mccall disaster perhaps?
    But when he got someone hurt or lined up in the cross hairs.. My god, he could hit.
     
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  9. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

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    That punching power surprised us all, with Kalambay.
    That was unbelievable.
     
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  10. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    That one punch completely knocked Kalambay out unconscious. That doesn’t happen in too many fights if we think about it
     
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  11. Rakesh

    Rakesh Active Member Full Member

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    Up until the Wilder rematch, you could say Tyson Fury.
     
  12. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

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    I can't really think of many at out really tbh.
     
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  13. Clinton

    Clinton Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    One of the best heavyweights ever, and a great puncher.
     
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  14. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

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    Too right, Clinton.
    Up there with the very best.
     
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  15. LoadedGlove

    LoadedGlove Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Iron chinned Terry Downes would concur.