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. George Crowcroft

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

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    The list of elite people Wilder has stopped starts and ends with an Old Ortiz.
    Shavers stopped prime Young, Norton and Elis.

    It's not splitting hairs, it's clearly Shavers.
     
  2. Mordechai

    Mordechai Boxing Addict Full Member

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    My fault.
     
  3. Glass City Cobra

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    This is my take. Wilder is easily top 5 on sheer power alone but we need to see how his career plays out against mote proven fighters. He's on the right track rematching fury and fighting the ruiz/Joshua winner.

    In terms of clubbing power foreman, then Lewis

    Explosive power shavers then Tyson

    They are 2 different categories
     
  4. Seamus

    Seamus Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Where is Jeffries?
     
  5. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The one and only! Full Member

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    Was going to ask the same. I also miss Loiuis, Liston, Hide, Tua, Cooney and Mercer; which should be rather listed than Lyle or Frazier in my opinion (even ahead of Lewis
     
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  6. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The one and only! Full Member

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    Lewis did it with Grant, Ruddock and Golota, which were clearly better than Botha (Briggs was at least equal to him).
     
  7. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The one and only! Full Member

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    He is very underrated (here), especially in term of hardness/ as knockouter.
     
  8. THE BLADE 2

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    He was an arm puncher.He does not belong on the list
     
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  9. The Undefeated Lachbuster

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    Christ y'all want everyone on the list huh

    There are like 4 people who need to be on here, with the clear winner being Shavers. EVERYBODY who fought Foreman and shavers said shavers hit harder. There are COUNTLESS comments calling him the hardest puncher they ever fought. At one point in his career, shavers had a record of 40-2 with 40kos. He had the might of God in his right, Mas Oyama would be proud.
     
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  10. janitor

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    If it was one or two people I would take it with a grain of salt, but it is everyone!
     
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  11. Seamus

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    Where is Goddard?
     
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  12. Wass1985

    Wass1985 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    So everyone of his opponents said that, sources please.
     
  13. Wass1985

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    Show me that record please.
     
  14. The Undefeated Lachbuster

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    I was mistaken. 39-2 39kos, it was his 42nd fight he won a decision in finally
     
  15. janitor

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    Not every single one, but enough that you start to think that there must be something in it!
     


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