Hardest hitting Welterweight in history

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by The Wanderer, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. stevebhoy87

    stevebhoy87 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Dec 7, 2007
    La motta had the best chin in history, i don't see hearns punches having any more effect on him than robinson's, nor do i see hearns KO fullmer with one punch, if robinson power was less than hearns it wasn't by much
  2. AlFrancis

    AlFrancis Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 25, 2008
    I did think about that but I was worried that it might be confused with something you couldn't put in a box.
  3. Waynegrade

    Waynegrade Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 27, 2008
    Hearns,Tito, SRR,Cuevas
  4. ray fredrickson

    ray fredrickson Member Full Member

    Jan 7, 2009
    honeybear akins!!! I saw him vs. vince martinez he was tnt1!!!!!!!!!!:patsch
  5. Raging B(_)LL

    Raging B(_)LL KAPOW!!! Full Member

    Jul 19, 2004
    Virgil Akins was indeed a dynamite puncher, very heavy handed guy. Too bad he was such a lazy fighter in the ring, he could have went further than he did had he had a bit more fire within him. The fact that he was mobbed up though didn`t help, he had to take orders a lot of the time and lost some fights he should have won easily.

    To get a good idea of what a capable fighter Akins was, folks ought to get a hold of the extended highlights of the first DeMarco bout when he won the title. Tony was a tough, tough guy and extremely dangerous yet was floored five times before finally subdued in brutal fashion in the 14th.

    Another guy who could really wack was Joe Miceli, he could knock you dead with that left hook of his if he planted a solid one square on your jaw. Had he been less of a playboy out of the ring he may have done more with his career as well, but he just loved the ladies too much and and his disdain for training was well known.

    Tony DeMarco and Florentino Fernandez were two other guys who could really whack at welter, although I wouldn`t say they were the hardest hitters the division has ever seen they certainly weren`t the kind of guys you would want to hit you more often than absolutely necessary.
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  6. The Wanderer

    The Wanderer Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 28, 2008
    Hey guys, thanks for all the feedback.

    I asked because I was thinking about this the other day and was ready to give the title to Hearns, but I kept thinking that I must be missing somebody. And while the near complete agreement surprised me a little, I don't mind. Thanks again for the input.
  7. la-califa

    la-califa Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jun 12, 2007
    Jones hit harder than Lloyd Honeyghan?
  8. Flea Man

    Flea Man มวยสากล Full Member

    Sep 7, 2008
    Colin Jones was a monstrous hitter at the weight, but I'd go for Hearns, Trinidad, Cuevas, in that order.
  9. Flea Man

    Flea Man มวยสากล Full Member

    Sep 7, 2008
    Colin Jones hit much harder than Lloyd Honeyghan, just didn't have the technique to implement it against Milton McCory (who he still hit a lot in two very competitive contests) and Donald Curry, the only man to 'stop' Jones, albeit on cuts.

    Put his left hook on Lloyd Honeyghan and Curry doesn't get retired between rounds, he gets flopped like he did against McCallum!
  10. Sweet Pea

    Sweet Pea Obsessed with Boxing banned

    Dec 26, 2007
    Robinson is right up there. He only gets disregarded because the others on the list were primarily power punchers and thus most of the focus of their ability was in their power, whereas he was one of the most skilled and versatile of all fighters.
  11. Mantequilla

    Mantequilla Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 26, 2004
  12. Big N Bad

    Big N Bad Well-Known Member Full Member

    Nov 29, 2007
    i say joe walcott was the hardest hitting welterweight ever.
    the guy was only 5'2. Sam langford claimed that this man hit him the hardest and we all know sam fought heavies.

    next is the hitman.

    i wont count sam as he was a natural MW and punched harder than the big punching heavies.
  13. El Puma

    El Puma between rage and serenity Full Member

    Jan 8, 2006
    :happyI was just about to mention Lopez!:thumbsup

    Cant find any youtube footage to post however...:twisted:
  14. turpinr

    turpinr Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Feb 6, 2009
    sugar ray was well known to have carried some of his opponents and in one of his fights with Lamotta he gave him 20lbs.rated at welter he's all round no1
  15. cpnasty

    cpnasty Fight Fan 83 Full Member

    May 1, 2005