Most toughest boxers in history?

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  1. Thirdtonunn24

    Thirdtonunn24 New Member Full Member

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    Boxers who eats rusted nails for breakfast, boxers who you need to kill in the ring in order to win.
     
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  2. HDmexiqtioner

    HDmexiqtioner Member Full Member

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    Jake LaMotta is the Tony the Tiger for Rusy Nail O's
     
  3. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Probably someone we’ve never heard of. An old journeyman catching punches with his face every few weeks to pay the bills.
     
  4. Dynamicpuncher

    Dynamicpuncher Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Juan LaPorte had a strong claim to having one of the best chins of all time in the lower weightclases.

    He fought all these guys

    Salvador Sanchez
    Rocky Lockridge
    Eusebio Pedroza
    Ruben Castillo
    Wilfredo Gomez
    Azumah Nelson
    Barry McGuigan
    Julio Cesar Chavez
    Kostya Tszyu

    And was never off his feet
     
  5. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

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    God, too many to mention. It's an hard question actually. How do we define Toughness really?
     
  6. michael mullen

    michael mullen Active Member Full Member

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    "Toughest" or "best chin"?
     
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  7. michael mullen

    michael mullen Active Member Full Member

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    If it's "toughest", then I'd like to nominate Rafael "Bazooka" Limon.
     
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  8. OP_TheJawBreaker

    OP_TheJawBreaker NOBODY hit like that guy! Full Member

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  9. Titan1

    Titan1 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Bennie Briscoe, and Tex Cobb.
     
  10. Saintpat

    Saintpat Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I’d like some idea on where people draw the line between toughness and good chin/durability. Because a guy can be tough but not have the same punch resistance as someone else.

    The toughest guy I think I ever saw, for one night at least, was Derrik Holmes. He went down eight times in five rounds vs. Wilfredo Gomez. At least once iirc without really being hit. Doesn’t sound too tough, does it?

    But Ring Magazine obtained and printed the x-rays after the fight. Gomez broke his lower jaw clean in half and the fracture point actually split a tooth in half down the middle. That’s unimaginable pain. That he got up and tried to fight on after that is ridiculous, but he did.
     
  11. Barrf

    Barrf Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Wow that's an iron jaw if I've ever seen one. Wlad was a big hitter, was landing nuke after nuke, and Peter was ignoring it.
     
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  12. Themessiah

    Themessiah El Jefe Full Member

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    Ray Mercer, Margarito, Chuvalo
     
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    Barm New Member Full Member

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    Chuvalo. In and outside the ring.
     
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  14. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    The ones with the most ridiculous fight numbers!

    Joe Grim might even be in the argument?
     
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  15. HolDat

    HolDat Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I wish I was this tough without taking a punch from them.