Hardest hitting Welterweight in history

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  1. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Jack Johnson also said that Walcott was one of the hardest punchers he ever shared a ring with.
     
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  2. Drew101

    Drew101 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Thomas Hearns
    First Tier:

    Pipino Cuevas
    Felix Trinidad
    Jose Luis Lopez
    Joe Walcott
    Sugar Ray Robinson

    Second Tier:

    Jose Napoles (like Robinson, his skill-set obscures the fact that he could really crack at this weight)
    Lou Broullaird
    Henry Armstrong (scored a whole bunch of kayos at the weight, even when he was just about done.)
    Virgil Aikens
    Tony DeMarco
    Colin Jones
    Donald Curry
    Simon Brown
    Sugar Ray Leonard
     
  3. Flea Man

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    Yeah, in accordance with previous comments, Ray Robinson is being severely underrated here! He's probably just as hard a puncher as Hearns, Cuevas etc but due to the fact he's not known as a 'pure puncher' (although he could do it all, swinging away being one of them!) he's almost being forgotten here!
     
  4. teeto

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    It wasnt at welterweight, but what Robinson did to Fulmer should provoke a lot of consideration and thought here. I just looked at this thread and was astonished that The Barbados Demon wasnt mentioned until the fourth page. Anyhow, i will likely pick Hearns, on the substantial evidence i have to.

    By the way, on a different note, greatest finisher the division ever saw was Trinidad imo, i havent seen enough finishing ability on film of Robinson at welterweight for obvious reasons, but from the overall footage of him, he is criminally underrated in that department, not mentioned anywhere near enough, considering he was one of the finest.
     
  5. OP_TheJawBreaker

    OP_TheJawBreaker NOBODY hit like that guy! Full Member

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    Not sure about Joe Walcott but anyway...

    Top 5:
    1. Thomas Hearns
    2. Pipino Cuevas
    3. Felix Trinidad
    4. Sugar Ray Robinson
    5. Sugar Ray Leonard

    These are others in no particular order:
    - Jose Napoles
    - Simon Brown
    - Lucas Matthyse
    - Donald Curry
    - Ruslan Provodnikov
    - Tony DeMarco
    - Ike Quartey
    - Marcos Maidana
    - Jose Luis Lopez
    - Mark Breland
    - Miguel Cotto
    - Victor Ortiz
    - Keith Thurman
     
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  6. Journeyman92

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    Hearns a harder hitter then Robinson? :lol: Not a chance in my opinion.

    For my money I would say Burley could hit harder then Hearn's too.
     
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  7. JohnThomas1

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    Changing to Hearns>Cuevas>SRR>Tito
     
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  8. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Ridin' the rails... Full Member

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  9. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I'd say so
     
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  10. OP_TheJawBreaker

    OP_TheJawBreaker NOBODY hit like that guy! Full Member

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    My list:

    1. Thomas Hearns
    2. Sugar Ray Robinson
    3. Felix Trinidad
    4. Pipino Cuevas
    5. Miguel Cotto
    6. Colin Jones
    7. Simon Brown
    8. Jose Luis Lopez
    9. Shane Mosley
    10. Tony DeMarco
     
  11. Amos-san

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  12. Kell Macabe

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    Hearns, Robinson, and Walcott are In my opinion the clear top 3.
     
  13. jabber74

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    Sugar Ray Robinson.
     
  14. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Not overly sold on Mosley as top 10. He didn't get that much done there power wise and I'm not sure i'd have him ahead of the likes of Duran, Oscar and Quartey among others. He packed a fine wallop at 135.
     
  15. OP_TheJawBreaker

    OP_TheJawBreaker NOBODY hit like that guy! Full Member

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    You might be right. I still kinda don't know who to put in #9 and #10 actually.
     
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