Note from Mike Tyson on most powerful puncher of all time

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  1. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I wouldn’t say that Mike didn’t want to fight Foreman….anymore than Foreman didn’t want to fight Riddick Bowe
     
  2. Flash24

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  3. Entaowed

    Entaowed Boxing Addict banned Full Member

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    Sorry I do not see your logic why that shows Foreman's jab was harder.
    I do not think there was much difference, but that one taught another does not show the new guy did it better.
    Either in technique, or all the ambiguities that go into power.
    Since Foreman was infamously dehydrated in the ring due to Saddler, does that show it sapped his strngth so Sonny hit harder?
    Nah, it cost him endurance though...

    You are not even saying Saddler said Foreman hit harder.
    Who ever did?
     
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  4. Saintpat

    Saintpat Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Going back to OP’s thesis, who granted Mike Tyson the sole vote in deciding who hit harder between two men he never fought?

    It’s a nice debate and I’ll go with what so many said about Earnie being the hardest puncher they ever faced personally, but it’s also splitting hairs as both hit extremely hard: Maybe Shavers hit more like a wrecking ball and George hit more like a runaway cement truck … getting hit by either is not good or fun.
     
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  5. cross_trainer

    cross_trainer Liston was good, but no "Tire Iron" Jones Full Member

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    George was lineal heavyweight champion twice, and only rated Tyson #8 as a heavyweight.

    Thus, we reach an impasse...
     
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  6. Storm-Chaser

    Storm-Chaser Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Guys maybe I was hyping Tysons quote because George Forman is my favorite boxer lol. I certainly get both of your points.
     
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  7. PFPIsAMyth

    PFPIsAMyth New Member Full Member

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    Foreman had overrated power.
     
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  8. Storm-Chaser

    Storm-Chaser Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Oh no you didn't!
     
  9. Pedro_El_Chef

    Pedro_El_Chef Active Member Full Member

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    Can I have a link for that interview? I know Foreman appreciates Sonny and I like to see more of him talking about Liston.
     
  10. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Who, Mike? He was a great heavyweight for sure but....ever watched 60s Ali, Ray Robinson, Joe Louis, Henry Armstrong, Duran-Leonard 1, Salvador Sanchez....?
     
  11. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Norton.
     
  12. Storm-Chaser

    Storm-Chaser Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Yes, I generally agree with your conclusion here.
     
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  13. Storm-Chaser

    Storm-Chaser Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Norton's build is very impressive. I would say better than Foreman even, though we all know who steam rolled who in the 2nd round of that respective fight.

    I think Norton was great, he was just continually haunted by his own horrific style in favoring his left for everything.

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  14. Storm-Chaser

    Storm-Chaser Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Trying to find it now.
     
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  15. White Bomber

    White Bomber Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Liston hit harder than Foreman, especially with his left jab.