Physically strongest fighters in boxing ?

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  1. guncho

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    Older George was Stronger i believe and trained more on his raw strenght also was bigger.
     
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  2. AwardedSteak863

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    I would agree that he wasn't special but he was strong as hell especially when he was at 160.
     
  3. Journeyman92

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    No, no I wasn't saying Arthur wasn't very good I was referring to the SMW from Germany.
     
  4. Man_Machine

    Man_Machine Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Well, I couldn't say for sure that it's related, but Argentinian beef is probably the finest in the world.
     
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  5. Pugguy

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    I would guess Liston to be very strong (policeman in bin) but aside from his durability and power Sonny, unlike Foreman, didn’t appear to accent so much on raw, man handling. Rather, his strength was expressed through his durability and a well rounded and clean boxer puncher style though I guess Sonny did manhandle Floyd P. a bit when they finally met.

    Even at just 21, Foreman was hurling the likes of seasoned pro and strongman himself, Chuvalo, almost half way across the ring into the ropes. And, he made it look easy. Ridiculous natural power and strength.

    Ali deserves a shout also. Among other things he did to get George’s goat in Zaire (the list is inexhaustible, LOL), Ali made a point of shoving and roughing Foreman at different times to let Foreman known Ali could return in kind. George of course was the stronger of the pair but Ali’s own strength and “audacity” still would’ve taken him aback.
     
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  6. djanders

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    I would also go with Big George as the strongest. But I would also give a shout out to our current Lineal Champion. He's the man right now, and the man's no weakling for sure.
     
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  7. richdanahuff

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    John Mugabi was freakishly strong one of the few fighters that ever made Hagler move and that MMH could not push around until he wore him down some....in fact most of the African fighters have exceptional strength
     
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  8. Jpreisser

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    As was his stylistic successor, Joshua Clottey. Punches seemed to bounce off his guard. A great example is this: a lot of people make Magrarito out to be a habitual cheater in light of popular interpretations of the hand-wrap scandal, yet Margarito threw a record amount of punches against Clottey (1,675) and never seemed to bother him much. I don't ever remember Clottey ever getting dazed, let alone rocked.

    Ben Tackie, another Ghanaian was a tank, too.
     
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  9. roughdiamond

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    Venice Bhorkorsor for the little guys. Him and Galaxy look like walking squares.
     
  10. ETM

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    George Foreman #1.

    Jess Willard would be a contender after that.

    Mike Weaver
     
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  11. Pugguy

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    You’re not wrong there. Along those lines I’ll put up a shout for Azumah Nelson also if he hasn’t been mentioned already.
     
  12. Bokaj

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    There is a clip of him deadlifting a lot. Don't recall the exact weight, but it was heavy.

    Also a clip of Beterbiev squatting like a monster.
     
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  13. Bokaj

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    Fury is clearly very strong. Would be Interesting to see him and Joshua in the clinches.
     
  14. Journeyman92

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    Crawfords wasn't much for what it was, it was 455lbs and it started like 2 inches below his knee.

    I have seen Beterbiev lift I don't remember seeing anything amazing, link?
     
  15. Journeyman92

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    Armando Castro threw Galaxy around like a raggedy Ann doll.