How come most of the biggest punchers of all time are skinny (gangly) and tall?

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  1. lepinthehood

    lepinthehood The Stoneman Full Member

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    they are wide shouldered though.
     
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  2. IsaL

    IsaL Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Its technique imo.
     
  3. Reg

    Reg Boxing Addict Full Member

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    This is an extremely misinformed post.
     
  4. kim_jong_un

    kim_jong_un Member Full Member

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    you know nothing
     
  5. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Mechanics

    Many of them seem to really extend the arm all the way
     
  6. ertwin

    ertwin Active Member Full Member

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    So how come that Wilder who is probably one of the hardest Hitters in boxing history didn’t KO little opponents in the amateurs despite being a full grown man and fighting a weight class below the one he’s currently fighting in?
     
  7. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I'm not interested in amateur boxing, we're talking about the professional game, Tommy Hearns wasn't a puncher in the amateurs either
     
  8. ertwin

    ertwin Active Member Full Member

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    I also sincerely believe that Speed is nothing more than technique the reason why so many black fighters and Cuban fighters through very fast punches is not because there are born with fast hands, it’s just that they have a tendency to throw punches with open hands And kind of slap rather than punch.
    Kova is another example of a fighter that developed his punching power in the late stages of his career he was not known to be a hard puncher in the amateurs and also in the beginning of his pro career he wasn’t particularly heavy handed. The reason he knocked people out one of the another was that he got ridiculously precise with his right hand just look at the way he knocked down Bernard Hopkins that wasn’t a matter of power but just absolute inch accurate precision same with the ward knockdown.
     
  9. ertwin

    ertwin Active Member Full Member

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    So god only gives Ko power to the pros?
     
  10. Badbot

    Badbot I Am An Actual Pro. Full Member

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    All true, for the most part.
    But if we start talking about speed and genetics... we will get banned :lol:
    But all I got to say is to take a look at the fastest runners. Genetics does play a part.

    But in boxing, technique is key. No one is truly slow and no one is truly pillowfisted.
     
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  11. Surrix

    Surrix Boxing Addict banned Full Member

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    Most spoon feeded by 3x bums in row to KO you had mean't?
    Then yeah, he is even a bit better in this regard than G man hype job.
     
  12. ertwin

    ertwin Active Member Full Member

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    He punches hard thats just a fact.
     
  13. It's Ovah

    It's Ovah I am very physically burn you Full Member

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    Power isn't a singular attribute but the results of multiple factors. Big boned guys with massive static strength and a lot of weight can deliver power just as deadly as lankier guys who rely on speed and leverage to whip shots in from range or shorter explosive guys with compact technique that can unleash devastating hooks and uppercuts from up close. Some guys just rely on punch placement and perfect technique to generate power. Occasionally you'd get a freak like Tyson who was both highly technical as well as ridiculously fast, explosive and big-boned. So long as you have the ability to swing your fist into someone's face with sufficient speed, accuracy and/or loss of dissipation of momentum you're going to do some damage one way or another.
     
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  14. Surrix

    Surrix Boxing Addict banned Full Member

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    For example a bit maybe close approach than G man does have Kudra.
    He was CW like 200lbs limit and hit like he was 230 lbs dude. Now looks that he is listed in Bridger weight list.
     
  15. It's Ovah

    It's Ovah I am very physically burn you Full Member

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    Speed isn't the same as technique. Khan was always blisteringly fast but had very average technique relative to the level he was fighting at. Calzaghe to a degree as well. In the HWs Joe Parker probably has some of the fastest hands, but his technique sucks compared to Povetkin's. Speed is to a large degree something you're gifted with; technique is something you learn and hone. It can have an effect on how accurate your shots are, or how well-timed, or how likely you are to land a shot against another fighter but it isn't going to affect your base speed. How can it?