Hardest puncher in HW division history?

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by CroBox29, Nov 30, 2019.


Choose the hardest puncher.

  1. George Foreman

    26 vote(s)
    30.2%
  2. Wladimir Klitschko

    8 vote(s)
    9.3%
  3. Deontay Wilder

    27 vote(s)
    31.4%
  4. Ron Lyle

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Earnie Shavers

    15 vote(s)
    17.4%
  6. Lennox Lewis

    2 vote(s)
    2.3%
  7. Mike Tyson

    6 vote(s)
    7.0%
  8. Rocky Marciano

    2 vote(s)
    2.3%
  9. Joe Frazier

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Vitali Klitschko

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Seamus

    Seamus Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Wilder, Wlad, Lennox...

    Shavers is up there. George, too.

    Marciano isn't in this discussion.
     
  2. Entaowed

    Entaowed Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Well...You are cherry picking the fight where he came in the lightest, 212 & a 1/2, others he was up to nearly 230.
    But for his height as a SHW, he was still lean.
     
  3. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    I would have voted Sonny Liston but among the list George Foreman. He had Earth moving power.
     
  4. thanosone

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  5. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I think Vitalis power is overated.
     
  6. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft The Cobra Will Always Bite Back... Full Member

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    I think he could've been a destroyer, but he didn't throw his punches properly, so he wasn't.
     
  7. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Personally I wouldn't have Lyle,Frazier,Vitali on the list and I've doubts about Marciano.
     
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  8. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    He hit an old Briggs with countless flush shots and couldn't even floor him. Lewis showed much better against a young prime Briggs.
     
  9. West of Hollywood

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    Would you rather have a gun put to your head or Shaver's fist?
     
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  10. West of Hollywood

    West of Hollywood Member Full Member

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    If the only criteria is pure power than I would still go with Shavers but Wilder is very much in the discussion.
     
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  11. johnmaff36

    johnmaff36 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    and the difference is..............?
     
  12. johnmaff36

    johnmaff36 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    we really cannot say, its all speculation. Them guys hit you clean on the whiskers its goodnight irene. I mean, for ****s and giggles, if i thought Foreman was a harder puncher than Tyson, that doesnt mean id rather take a punch of Tyson.
     
  13. Wass1985

    Wass1985 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    You see I don't think it's premature to say so.

    I mean how can Shavers be called the hardest hitter, who did he knock out??
     
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  14. George Crowcroft

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    Elis, Norton and Young

    Better than Wilder's résumé
     
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  15. janitor

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    Shavers main claim is based upon the sheer weight of testimony of the men on the receiving end.
     
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