Lightest Punching Heavyweight Champion Ever?

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  1. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Carnera`s clumsy punches were vastly overrated, he certainly did punch with his weight at all.
     
  2. janitor

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    Well he was probably still better than average for a lineal heavyweight champion.
     
  3. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Boxing record
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    Wins 89
    Wins by KO 72 His KO percentage was way worse than Tyson Fury`s.
     
  4. Ken Ashcroft

    Ken Ashcroft Well-Known Member Full Member

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    He would knock you out, son. :headbash
     
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  5. DanishDynamite

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    Using your logic Fury hits harder than Shavers and Mike Tyson then?
     
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  7. willcross

    willcross Well-Known Member Full Member

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    KO percentage might not be the best way to go about it. Vitali has a huge KO percentage but wasn’t a particularly heavy hitter. Something of an arm puncher
     
  8. Frankus

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    It was a far more brutal sport and safety was in most cases not at the forefront back then. Alot of KOs/TKOs in the present era would have been let go as little as only 40 years ago.
     
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  10. reznick

    reznick Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Carnera: 80% KO ratio
    Fury: 70% KO ratio

    quick maths
     
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  11. Wass1985

    Wass1985 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Bad list, Ruiz had some pop in his right hand.
     
  12. Wass1985

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    Very silly.
     
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  13. mcvey

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    Wonder why he isn't in the top 100 greatest punchers with stats like that? Must be an oversight.lol
     
  14. janitor

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    I agree with this.

    KO % has more to do with how many tomato cans pad your record, than how hard you actually hit!
     
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  15. janitor

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    We are talking about the least hard hitting lineal champion, between the 1880s and the present day.

    I might not be a huge fan of the big heavyweight argument, but I think that it is unlikely to be either Carnera or Fury!
     

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