Michael Moorer claimed David Tua hit harder than George Foreman. Who punched harder in your opinion?

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by MarkusFlorez99, Mar 13, 2021.

Who hit harder

  1. George Foreman

    29 vote(s)
    72.5%
  2. David Tua

    11 vote(s)
    27.5%
  1. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze No Fairy Tales• banned Full Member

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    Foreman in the 90s was not the puncher he was in the 70s or even the 80s Moorers chin was also not the same when he fought Tua.

    So just some food for thought.
     
  2. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    There is zero evidence that Moorer's chin was worse during his comeback. Jirov couldn't even stun him.
     
  3. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I'd lean Foreman because of his greater mass but if they measured it and said Tua I wouldn't be surprised. Both big hitters, and probably fairly close in power.
     
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  4. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    You're talking about 7 pounds.
     
  5. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    LOL goddamn Tua really is a block then :D
     
  6. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    RIP Reggie White. Taken from us too soon.
     
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  7. mrkoolkevin

    mrkoolkevin Never wrestle with pigs or argue with fools Full Member

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    For what it's worth, Moorer doesn't actually say that Tua hit harder than Foreman in this interview.


    BEST PUNCHER
    David Tua: There was a lot of big punchers. Francois Botha hit hard. Foreman hit hard – at that time he caught me with a good punch. Holyfield hit hard. Anyone, if they get hit the right way, will go. Tua knew how to deliver the power, being more flatfooted than being on his toes and being that he kept a fist. Most boxers keep their hands open, and he knew the way he came in – short, stocky – and he had a good chin, but he could do the hitting as well.
     
  8. Flash24

    Flash24 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    That damn Reggie White wow, 300 pound pro offensive linemen and
    he rag dolled them, even all pro's....... Dude was scary strong.
     
  9. GOAT Primo Carnera

    GOAT Primo Carnera Member of the PC Fan Club Full Member

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    @MarkusFlorez99 Maybe some people just vote without knowing its about 90s Foreman, which would make everything a little bit more obvious.

    This place has a "hard punching" issue anyway. The "correct", or lets say more meaningful wording would be: "Who was the more effective puncher in your opinion?"

    If boxing was so much about hard punching, James Smith or Eric Esch would be top 5 ATGs.
     
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  10. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Thanks for the info
     
  11. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Anybody if they get hit the right way will go ....this is why there are some people who think Muhammad Ali had power
     
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  12. djanders

    djanders Well-Known Member Full Member

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    "Michael Moorer claimed David Tua hit harder than George Foreman. Who punched harder in your opinion?"

    George Foreman.
     
  13. Boxing GOAT

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    It’s possible Tua did hit harder. Maybe Tua’s body punches hurt more. Fighters will tell you there is different type of power in how a punch is delivered. Many of Foreman’s opponents describe his power as thudding while others have said Tyson’s was more of a fast snapping power.
     
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  14. steve1990

    steve1990 Active Member Full Member

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    Moorer wasn't the same when he fought Tua by the time he had lost a lot of his speed.
     
  15. Bokaj

    Bokaj Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Tua looked to me to be the crisper puncher than Old George, so it sounds reasonable that Moorer would pick him.
     
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