Physically strongest fighters in boxing ?

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  1. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Was the SMW that benched 440 Arthur Abraham? He was strong dude. Slow but powerful and had very good defense.
     
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  2. Glass City Cobra

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    What do they feed those stocky dudes in Argentina? Is it something genetic, the terrain? Idk much about Argentina as a country. I definitely noticed that so many of their fighters are strong as hell and hit like mules. They're often very entertaining sluggers.
     
  3. Pepsi Dioxide

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  4. Greb & Papke 707

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    Pound for pound I’d have to say Gene Fullmer has to be up there
     
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  5. Barrf

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    QUOTE="Glass City Cobra, post: 21410043, member: 115843"]Next would probably be Foreman. The fact a shredded, strong guy like Hoylfield who was clearly abusing peds and lifted weights admitted a chunky 40 year old man was the strongest opponent he faced is insane. He even specifically mentioned other super heavies (Lewis and Bowe) and didn't hesitate to stick with his answer of Foreman. The guy just casually overpowered, shoved, and roughed up opponents like they were bowling pins. I believe it was Stand Ward who said when he sparred a young Foreman, the guy was so freakishly strong that if he missed a jab, he would simply use one arm to pull you into an uppercut with the other arm. He was a bulky 230 as a teenage amateur. Held a juvenile calf on his shoulders and other crazy feats.[/QUOTE]

    Here are some random pics of old George I found:

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    with old George, I think people focus too much on the extra fat he carried and ignore how much muscle he carried. look at his arms and shoulders here. dude looks like he could bench press a truck.

    here he is at age 71:

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    age 71, retired for many years, and his arm looks like that..

    edit: im confused by this forum software. in the edit window, the pics show up, but in the main thread, they don't.
     
  6. AwardedSteak863

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    Absolutely! Ike was a guy that never went backwards. One of my favorite fighter's and a guy that had the talent to be in the hall of fame. Came up just a little short in his biggest fights and needed to he a little more active.
     
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  7. SwarmingSlugger

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    Jim Jeffries was known for being phenomenally strong.
     
  8. Fergy

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    Frank Bruno is definitely up there.
     
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  9. Glass City Cobra

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    I agree People were focused too much on his grandpa mid section and older age and completely overlooked that he had become a behemoth. When I attended my first power lifting competition at the Arnolds in Columbus, the first thing I noticed was a lot of the best competitors look more like Foreman, very bulky and thick as opposed to lean and shredded like the classic image the media puts out there for how a "strong" individual is supposed to look.

    Not only was Foreman far stronger than he looked with his big cheesy salesman grin and big belly, he know how to use his mass to his advantage and throw his weight around. That's what made him so dangerous, the opponents thought he was just another typical example of an ex champ desperate for a payday who should have stayed retired. But he was smart and transformed his mind as well as his body doing lots of old school training like chopping trees, digging dirt, medicine ball, etc and combined that with modern methods like bicep/tricep curls and strong man training like pulling cars attached to a cord.

    He essentially made the most of exercises that increased his "functional" strength as well as his raw lifting strength and intuitively blended it into his seek and destroy slugging style and it complimented his ridiculous clubbing power. The results speak for themselves, nobody ever pushed him back or outmuscled him. You saw known power punchers who were entire decades younger such as Morrison and Briggs choosing to back off and use lateral movement rather than mix it up with him or clinch.
     
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  10. Blaxx

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    Was impressed with how Crawford pushed Porter off him a few times or spun him to the ropes with ease. Porter is a strong, muscly WW but Bud manhandled him at times
     
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  11. Journeyman92

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    Not Arthur no. He wasn’t that good he was a pretty average fighter.
     
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  12. Bronze Tiger

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    Winky Wright is a very strong fighter
     
  13. Flash24

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    Yet in his own words Holyfield said multiple times Old Foreman was the strongest man he faced, and hit him the hardest..... So imagine what young pissed off Foreman was like? Ain't that some scary sh*t!
     
  14. Flash24

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    You forgot one that looked like a walking block of concrete. Juan Roldan.
     
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  15. Journeyman92

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    I don’t really think you can actually express pure physical strength in a boxing ring. A lot of technique goes into clinching, fighters like Foreman who shove look impressive but it’s really not hard to push and wrestle someone 49lbs lighter then you as far as actual strength I don’t think Foreman would embarrass himself in the weight room but Evander for my money is the stronger guy.