Rank these heavyweight chins - British Edition.

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  1. Ken Ashcroft

    Ken Ashcroft Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Once described by American boxing writers as the horizontal heavyweights, how would you rank the sturdy and some not so sturdy chins of these notable British World heavyweight champions and challengers against each other?

    Bob Fitzsimmons
    Tommy Farr
    Don C0ckell
    Henry Cooper
    Brian London
    Joe Bugner
    Richard Dunn
    Frank Bruno
    Lennox Lewis
    Henry Akinwande
    Herbie Hide
    David Haye
    Audley Harrison
    David Haye
    Tyson Fury
    Anthony Joshua

    Quite a lot of names there so you can just list your top 10 or even just a top 5 if you want.
     
  2. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Top two
    Farr
    Bugner
    Nobody outstanding after them.Dave Allen?
     
  3. Bukkake

    Bukkake Boxing Addict Full Member

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    You beat me to the punch!
     
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  4. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Member Full Member

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    Eh there's Allen and the others that Bukkake mentioned but I think Dillian Whyte should be here and Fury after getting up from Wilder derseves props
     
  5. Big Ukrainian

    Big Ukrainian Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I would rate 80s and later HWs:
    AJ
    Lennox Lewis
    Tyson Fury
    Frank Bruno
    David Haye
    Henry Akinwande
    Herbie Hide
    Audley Harrison
     
  6. PH1882

    PH1882 New Member Full Member

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    No way is AJ above Lennox !
     
  7. Big Ukrainian

    Big Ukrainian Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    LOL Lewis was KTFOed cold by Rahman. Wlad is MUCH harder puncher than Rahman and AJ got up and stopped him.
     
  8. It's Ovah

    It's Ovah Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Wlad isn't a "much harder" puncher than Rahman, and that punch didn't look harder than the one Rahman hit Lennox with based on the way both fighters threw the shot. Didn't hit Joshua in the same awkward way Rahman's did Lennox either, which I suspect is a big reason Lennox was unable to get up from the shot.

    Looking at how both fighters have taken shots in their career thus far I'd say they had a similar level of chin. That might change depending on how Joshua's career pans out.
     
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  9. It's Ovah

    It's Ovah Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Lennox - most proven chin against the biggest number of punchers
    Joshua - seems to have a solid chin thus far
    Bruno - could take a shot without dropping but tended to freeze up when hit
    Fury - can't really seem to take a shot but has phenomenal recuperative powers, complete opposite of Bruno
    Bugner - seems to have taken a solid shot, but not upper echelon in that regard
    Haye - his chin seemed better at HW than CW but he wasn't anything special
    Harrison - below average chin and total fear of his opponents made him a joke to stop
    Hide - physically the worst able to take a shot, awful chin
     
  10. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Member Full Member

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    Love this, Lewis is always blasted because of his loses but people forget about the punishment he took in the Vitali, Briggs and Mercer fights without being KO'ed
     

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