Hardest hitting Welterweight in history

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  1. The Wanderer

    The Wanderer Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Who would you say was the hardest hitting Welter? There are certainly some prime candidates up there, and the last thirty years or so has provided some prime examples with Cuevas, Hearns, Trinidad, etc.

    So who would you say is the best?
     
  2. Iceveins

    Iceveins Puglistic Linguistics Full Member

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    Since Tito spent a lot of time at that weight I would say him...but as for any one fighter that fought at Welterweight, it is clearly Tommy Hearns.
     
  3. Xplosive

    Xplosive Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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  4. apollack

    apollack Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Hearns had more of that sharp one punch snap at a faster velocity, but Trinidad had freakishly heavy hands, with more physical strength behind his blows. Different kinds of power.
     
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  5. Sweet Pea

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    I don't get your post. Hearns fought 32 fights at Welterweight, just as many as Tito did, and was a champion there. It's not as if he just some fighter who made a pit-stop there.
     
  6. Mantequilla

    Mantequilla Boxing Addict Full Member

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    True, though Hearns was just the flat out better one-punch hitter as well imo.he has far more true one-punch stoppages than Tito.
     
  7. Doppleganger

    Doppleganger Southside Slugger Full Member

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    It's between Hearns and Cuevas for me.
     
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  8. AlFrancis

    AlFrancis Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Cuevas, bone crunching power. On the British front or should I say Welsh, Colin Jones was a huge puncher.
    I've said it before, thats a great avatar.
     
  9. mcvey

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    I was ringside for the Jones Laing fights,after looking pretty pedestrian for most of both fights Jones landed the bomb and it was "good night nurse",he is a great pick for the Brit welter puncher imo,good call!
     
  10. mcvey

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    I would give a slight shade to Hearns ,followed by Cuevas,Tito had very heavy hands ,and it would have been great to see old Joe Walcott in action he must have possessed some serious crack!
     
  11. Iceveins

    Iceveins Puglistic Linguistics Full Member

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    Well thats news to me...didn't know they had the same amount of fights at welter but that just goes to show how often they were fighting back then. Trinidad was a welterweight for like 8 or 9 years while Hearns left welter after the he met Leonard in 81. Thats only 4 years as a welter, his time there was short lived.

    And the only other significant welterweight fight of his I can even recall other than Leonard is the one against Cuevas.
     
  12. stevebhoy87

    stevebhoy87 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Robinson, hearns, tito and cuevas are my top4 ,not sure of the order though
     
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  13. Bill1234

    Bill1234 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Hearns's right hand was lethal and probably the hardest punch at welterweight.
     
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  14. JohnThomas1

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    Hearns > Cuevas > Tito > SRR
     
  15. mcvey

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    Have to include SRR,terrific puncher.