Most Underappreciated HW qualiftes

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  1. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Youngest Ezzard Charles Fan Ever Full Member

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    Basically what I feel people either don't talk about enough or put down to often

    Ingo's, Holyfield's, Ali's and Bruno's power.
    All or them had banging punches and KOed top HWs (with the exception of Bruno, but he clearly could crack)

    Lewis's, Wach's and Purity's chin.
    Wach's and Purity's are ATG imo. Lewis's but it isn't as bad as people say

    Ernie Terrel and Frank Bruno's jabs.
    Both were wicked

    Schemling, Wilder's and Lewis's Ring IQ
    Lewis is imo top 5 pfp for this. Wilder's is far from ATG but it's better than given credit for, and Schemling managed to spot flaws in Loughran and Louis.

    Vitali Klitschko and Floyd Patterson's Defence. Both were difficult to catch clean in there primes
     
  2. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Active Member Full Member

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    So many people forget that Ali could bang especially when he wanted to.
    I’d add Patterson’s heart
    Marciano’s ability to close the gap
    Archie at HW
    And Listons record when examined is one of the best all time
     
  3. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Bronson Full Member

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    Joe Frazier's defense.

    Floyd Patterson's defense.

    Dempsey's skills.

    Bert Cooper's jab.
     
  4. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Youngest Ezzard Charles Fan Ever Full Member

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    I think that tends to be rated fairly. I don't see any nay say about it
     
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    roughdiamond Bronson Full Member

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    Edited my post.
     
  6. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Youngest Ezzard Charles Fan Ever Full Member

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    Agreed.
     
  7. The Undefeated Lachbuster

    The Undefeated Lachbuster Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Actually I'd say that Ali's power is overrated tbh. Anyways:

    - Marciano's explosiveness
    - Burn's power & chin
    - Walcott's power
    - Moore's power
    - Dempsey's ring generalship
    - Braddock's sense of distance
    - Louis's left hand
    - Carnera's power
    - Charles' chin
    - Morrison's accuracy and power
    - Baer's ability to land his punches
    - Ingo's power
    - Holyfield's ring generalship
    - Sullivan's explosiveness and stamina
    - Frazier's chin
     
  8. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Active Member Full Member

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    Walcott’s power is a great one.
     
  9. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

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    Fraziers defense was indeed underrated. Who had better head movement at HW?
    As was his right hand to the body.
     
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    BitPlayerVesti The Ad Wolgast of Googling Stuff Full Member

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    Tom Sharkey's skills.

    He was crude as hell, but not to the caricature he's sometimes made out.
     
  11. DJN16

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    I think a lot of people who say Ali couldn't punch, just generally didn't like him. It seems almost a dig at him.
     
  12. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Active Member Full Member

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    Jimmy Smith is a close second
     
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