Oleg Maskaev’s Power

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  1. Charles White

    Charles White Chucker Full Member

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    How would you rate Oleg’s power?




     
  2. Smokin Bert

    Smokin Bert Boxing Addict Full Member

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    From memory, I would have rated Maskaev's power at about 5 or 6 out of ten for a heavyweight contender. However, after watching his top 10 best "knockouts", I would probably lower him by a point. With the exception of the first Rahman fight, literally none of those stoppages are impressive. And, almost all of them came from a barrage of shots, not any great punch. He is certainly below average in power for fighters good enough to get a heavyweight title shot.
     
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  3. Charles White

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  4. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I don’t know how to rate his power but he could definitely crack. So let’s say if Lennox Lewis was a 9 out of 10 then could we put Maskaev at perhaps a 6 or 7 ?
     
  5. GoldenHulk

    GoldenHulk Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Definitely could punch. However lost every fight by knockout. Once he got hurt it was over. I have to give him credit he didn't give up and managed to hold the WBC belt for a little while.