Most overlooked monster punchers at heavyweight ..

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  1. Sangria

    Sangria You bleed like Mylee Full Member

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    Grimsley's first fight after going the distance with Foreman. I believe this KO is still the fastest KO in the Guinness Book of World Records.
     
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  2. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    Excellent call on Cooper.
     
  3. louis54

    louis54 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Yep !
     
  4. The Long Count

    The Long Count Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Charley Retzlaff has big ko record. 54 ko’d in 60 wins. 6’3 198lbs. Similar to a bob foster in build. He knocked out several of the B raters of his era, Al Ettore, Art Lasky, Stanley Poreda, and holds a win over the iron jawed Braddock and Risko.
    His fight against Joe Louis is filmed and even though it is brief you can see in his jab and right hand that he had snap and power. Louis times him with a brilliant check hook, which I think the referee misses it was that fast as he doesn’t give a count. Dazed Retzlaff tries to fight back when he gets blasted with a perfect uppercut that sends him to the ropes, where Louis finishes him in an almost identical scenario to his second Schmeling fight.
     
  5. Mike Cannon

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    Soz, lost the plot....... old age.
     
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  6. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

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    Lionel Butler. That guy could hit.
     
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  7. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    Another great pick.
     
  8. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Was his destruction of Morrison really that devastating??
     
  9. Golden_Feather99

    Golden_Feather99 Active Member Full Member

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  10. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    It`s the way he was laying on the ropes and getting teed off on by Mercer, but Tommy`s chin weren`t all that great anyway.
     
  11. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

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    Didnt Kid Norfolk venture into the HW division at times
     
  12. Boxingfan2

    Boxingfan2 Active Member Full Member

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    Tim Witherspoon, his overhand right was very powerful and he was great at disguising it.
     
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  13. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Whew! Butler had zero amateur experience and his 1st pro fight was with Riddick Bowe!
     
  14. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Could have been a champ except for his 10 cent brain.
     
  15. Big Red

    Big Red Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I don’t know much about his power. But I heard Jess Willard punched someone’s jaw into their skull.
     
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