Most brutal displays of body punching?

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  1. Blofeld

    Blofeld Member Full Member

    Sep 27, 2022
    What it says, let me know some savage examples of vicious body punching. Either single shots or prolonged beatdown.
  2. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Mar 3, 2019
    McCallum vs Watson sticks out to me. There's others, though.
  3. lone star

    lone star Member Full Member

    Mar 10, 2018
    Roy Jones Jr vs Virgil Hill @ Michael Nunn vs Crawford Ashley comes to mind.
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  4. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 23, 2019
  5. haNZAgod

    haNZAgod New Member Full Member

    Oct 5, 2016
    Eddie Mustafa Muhammad vs Marvin Johnson
  6. Glass City Cobra

    Glass City Cobra Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jan 6, 2017
    Sheeeeeet, almost any Frazier or Chavez fight.
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  7. Melankomas

    Melankomas Member Full Member

    Dec 18, 2022
    De La Hoya vs. Hopkins was especially brutal. Also any Inoue fight.
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  8. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Mar 2, 2006
    For a prolonged beating I would say one of them would be Ron Lyle against Joe Bugner. After the fight Bugner ended up with purple welts on his sides from the continued shots.
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  9. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Mar 2, 2006
    I will also add in the Carlos Palomino v John Stracey fight. The pain on Stracey's face and body language in the 12th round said it all.
  10. surfinghb

    surfinghb Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 26, 2017
    Jofre v Aoki
    Jofre v Fukuyama ... take your pic

    Ward setting up Sanchez also deserves a mention
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  11. Terror

    Terror Well-Known Member Full Member

    Mar 22, 2010
    Here are the ones that come to mind:

    Cotto vs. Jennings: Overmatched and outgunned Jennings takes a crippling beating to the head and body from a slightly post-prime Cotto. This was awesome to see. Great showcase for the skills of Miguel Cotto. It's awesome to see a demigod in there with a skilled mortal every now and then. Every time Cotto landed to the body, you could see the shift in Jennings' body language. Cotto was the best left hook-er to the liver I've seen during my time watching boxing.

    Daud Yordan vs. Celestino Caballero: just a billion rounds of that trademark Bazooka Limon style swinging at an undersized Yordan. A horrible beating to the body, but Yordan just took it. Credit to him. The commentary team was in near tears about the brutality of the shots Yordan was absorbing and Yordan and his corner were absolutely unfazed.

    Definitely the left hook Ward hit Gatti and Sanchez with. Wow that was a banger, Ward had the sweetest left hook to the liver. I know it's a retread to mention but on his podcast with Mike Tyson he mentioned that you don't need every piece of the puzzle to make the picture of a good boxer, you just need enough pieces to make a picture that makes sense. His "left hook to the body" puzzle piece was one of the best I've seen.

    Definitely RJJ knocking out Virgil Hill WITH A BODY SHOT! That I have not forgot. Then he made a gold album about it.
  12. Greg Price99

    Greg Price99 Active Member Full Member

    Dec 17, 2018
    A few single body shot KO's that I've not seen mentioned yet, that stick out in my memory:

    Fitzsimmons vs Corbett (that's memory of retrospectively reading about & watching the footage, no memory of the live fight!)
    GGG vs Macklin
    Hatton vs Castillo
    Lomachenko vs Linares
  13. Thread Stealer

    Thread Stealer Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    Eddie Mustafa Muhammad vs. Marvin Johnson
  14. greynotsoold

    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 17, 2011
  15. Ken Ashcroft

    Ken Ashcroft Boxing Addict Full Member

    Dec 23, 2008
    Julio Cesar Chavez against Edwin Rosario.