Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by emallini, Mar 12, 2019.
Who is this?
Maybe Jack Sharkey?
Corbett has a really poor KO percent, but I think it's skewed by the conditions of the time (a lot of short fights, police interfearence, and "slugging being disallowed), and also had bad hands. Corbett is still one of the prime candidates though.
Does Chris Byrd qualify
Really no idea without doing some proper digging, but off the top of my head Ernie Terrell might make a 'top' ten in this category. Again going from memory here, but as far as I can recall the biggest name he beat inside-schedule was Foster, who basically always lost inside-schedule against the leading Heavies and who was about 20 lb lighter than Terrell on the night.
The first few that spring to mind
Nicolai Valuev (pfp)
Didn't Ruiz have decent pop?
I actually did a research thread on this
Corbett has the latest average knockout round of any heavyweight champion and the least amount of 1st round knockouts, at a whopping 0. 1 less than Jack Sharkey
So yeah Corbett. Sharkey, Byrd, Fury and Johnson are in the discussion...?
Tunney only KO'd Gibbons who had no pedigree at heavy and hapless Tom Heeney.
Fast Fres Oquendo
None of the lineals were particularly light punching.
It is possible to imagine a scenario where a Loughran or a Maxim lifted the lineal title but it never actually happened!
Francesco Damanai ? Good boxer not very powerful puncher .
Fury has a lot of KO`s and hurt Wilder
Total fights 28
Wins by KO 19
any heavyweight with a lower KO percentage than thios has less of a dig than Fury has.