Lightest Punching Heavyweight Champion Ever?

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  1. emallini

    emallini Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Corbett?
     
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    BitPlayerVesti The Ad Wolgast of Googling Stuff Full Member

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    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.
     
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    PhillyPhan69 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    88Chris05 Active Member Full Member

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    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.
     
  6. George Crowcroft

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

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    The first few that spring to mind

    Leon Spinks
    Corbett
    Jim Braddock
    John Ruiz
    Nicolai Valuev (pfp)
    Chris Byrd
    Henry Akenwandi
     
  7. emallini

    emallini Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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    Didn't Ruiz have decent pop?
     
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    The Undefeated Lachbuster Podcast EVERY SOMETIMES youtube.com/lordlegender Full Member

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    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...?
     
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  9. louis54

    louis54 Active Member Full Member

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    Probably Corbett
     
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    Tunney only KO'd Gibbons who had no pedigree at heavy and hapless Tom Heeney.
     
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    Fast Fres Oquendo
     
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  12. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    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!
     
  13. lloydturnip

    lloydturnip Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Francesco Damanai ? Good boxer not very powerful puncher .
     
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    Fury has a lot of KO`s and hurt Wilder
     
  15. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Boxing record
    Total fights
    28
    Wins 27
    Wins by KO 19
    any heavyweight with a lower KO percentage than thios has less of a dig than Fury has.
     


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