Lightest Punching Heavyweight Champion Ever?

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  1. emallini

    emallini Boxing Junkie banned Full Member

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    Corbett?
     
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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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    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.
     
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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
     
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    Didn't Ruiz have decent pop?
     
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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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    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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    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!
     
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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

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    any heavyweight with a lower KO percentage than thios has less of a dig than Fury has.