Michael Moorer: The GOAT Light Heavyweight Puncher and don't you tell me otherwise

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  1. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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  2. William Walker

    William Walker Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Bob Foster was a better puncher at light heavyweight, and so was Matthew Saad Muhammad and Marvin Johnson. Maybe Archie Moore and Michael Spinks as well.
     
  3. Colonel Sanders

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    He's up there, but he didn't have crushing power in both hands like a Saad, so that hurts his ranking.
     
  4. salsanchezfan

    salsanchezfan Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I'm sure Ramzi Hassan and Mike Sedillo might say he was, but who the %$#@ are they?

    He's unproven against anyone of note at the weight, so not sure how he can be rated as anything other than a prospect.
     
  5. Colonel Sanders

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    Power is obvious. You don't need to KO top fighters to prove you have power. Who did Hide ever beat ? His power is obvious nevertheless.
     
  6. salsanchezfan

    salsanchezfan Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I disagree with that. Put Pernall Whitaker (for example) in with a Louie Lomeli or Juan Nazario and watch him do a great Tyson impersonation. Put him in with stouter competition and watch how that KO percentage mysteriously heads south. Hmmmm.........
     
  7. klompton2

    klompton2 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Exactly. Its the Cleveland Williams argument all over again. Supposedly incredible power with zero noteworthy KOs to back up the claim.
     
  8. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    I think the way his power translated to heavyweight, plus the devastating power he showed at light-heavy, even if his comp left alot to be desired, is enough to have an accurate-ish gauge on him.

    With that said, I doubt he hit harder than Spinks, Foster or Moore. Definitely not harder than Sheppard.
     
  9. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    You're not exactly high on Cleveland Williams, are you??
     
  10. Sangria

    Sangria You bleed like Mylee Full Member

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    Moorer was thisclose to facing Prince Williams before he bolted to heavy. KO magazine's forecast was split 2-2... with 2 guys picking Moorer and 2 picking Prince. WOuld've been a better measurement to assess Moorer's power.

    Still, I agree with this thread topic. Moorer would land some bombs against the best light heavies, similar to Mike Tyson and his ascension to the throne. Both guys feasted on cans and ultimately looked as good or even better when they stepped their comp up.
     
  11. The Morlocks

    The Morlocks Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    HE FOUGHT NOONE.
    HE WAS NOT REALLYCHAMP AT 175.
    A NEOPHYTE AT THE WEIGHT.
    A footnote in 175 history he should not even be mentioned with great contenders. He never was or fought one.
     
  12. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Duran was the HORSE lightweight puncher too apparently.
     
  13. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Bob Foster for me,along with Satterfield,Langford,Fitzsimmons,Choynski.
     
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  14. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

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    Not really, look at Mike Tyson, he looked like the most devastating puncher of all time when he was climbing up the ranks, but as he moved up in competition he wasn’t knocking people out in the same fashion. It’s obvious that your gonna look more powerful if you only fight bums.
     
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  15. Colonel Sanders

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    So what are you saying ? That Tyson is not that powerful after all? Not sure wjat your point is.