Seriously who hits harder Foreman, Wilder, Tyson, Shavers, Wlad, or Lewis

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  1. BoxingIQ

    BoxingIQ Member Full Member

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    I keep hearing people saying that Wilder is the hardest puncher. But where does he stack up against the elite?
     
  2. C.J.

    C.J. Boxings Living Legend revered & respected by all Full Member

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    No idea none of them ever hit me thank the Good Lord lol If I had to pick though I'd say Earnie Shavers
     
  3. Ironmanmt

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    I think they all hit harder than Wilder, not to say Wilder isn't right up there with them because he also has devastating punching power.
     
  4. Simon Head

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    Wilder is 2/4 KO’s against top ten heavyweights. 50% KO rate. Just thought that was a interesting stat.
     
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    Actually it is really 1/3 KO’s against top ten 33% KO rate. Stiverne was not in top ten for second fight.
     
  6. Simon Head

    Simon Head Member Full Member

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    Pretty hard to tell really, would say Foreman, Wlad and Tyson punched the hardest out of that bunch.
     
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  7. Xseed

    Xseed New Member Full Member

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    According to Holyfield, George Foreman hit him the hardest. In one interview he even compares Tyson and Foreman saying that Tyson threw rocks and Foreman threw boulders at him.

    edit : I JUST watched a second interview, because of this thread, and Holyfield says that he never got hit by Mike's big bombs, so he doesn't really know if he hits harder. Interestingly too, if I remember correctly George Foreman once said that punching up was better for power than punching down, so who knows.
     
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  8. It's Ovah

    It's Ovah Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Tyson for brute combination of speed, technique, heavy handedness and bad intentions.

    Wilder for speed and bad intentions. Single shot his right hand is ridiculous.

    Wlad and Lewis for speed, technique and heavy handedness. Both big guys with great mechanics and athleticism.

    Foreman for overall heavy handedness. His slowness and generally crappy technique lets him down though.

    Shavers is overrated as a puncher. Great for a CW, not so much as a HW.
     
  9. It's Ovah

    It's Ovah Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Wilder's easily comparable to them. He might suck as a fighter but his power is very real.
     
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  10. Oakland Billy Smith

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    Hard to say....Shavers was supposedly the hardest hitter ever, but i think thats more legend than fact...
    Foreman was pretty devastating in his own right, but Clay shouldnt have been able to rope a dope him for so many rounds if his power was landing.
    Right now I have Wilder on par with Tyson...both of may be the best finishers in the game, both of them have all but walked through mid level competition but struggled with top tier boxers. I may even give wilder the edge over Tyson when it comes to one punch power .
    And of course Lennox Lewis, who i believe was the most complete HW ever combines brutal power with skillful boxing and was also a devastating finisher who's level of competition was above that of Tyson of Wilder.....so for these reasons i will choose Lennox as hardest puncher ever
     
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  11. MorvidusStyle

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    Prime Wlad. Probably Wilder's RH is equal or maybe slightly more powerful(though if Wlad leaped into his it would also increase power), but Wlad's jab and LH are bigger punches.
     
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  12. pistal47

    pistal47 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    P4P either Shavers, Tyson, or Wilder id say.
     
  13. Aydamn

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    Since there is no real way to examine their power head to head. We should go on gut instinct.

    I'm going with Wilder. Hits you anywhere, any angle, even if you're blocking, you're going to get hurt. Knocked out big guys with solid chins, and he is the smallest heavyweight (relatively) out of all of them.

    Than Tyson

    Than Shavers

    Than toss up between Wlad, Foreman and Lennox... as they are in similar bracket of power... although Wlad has some juicy one punch power.

    They all hit hard however. But there is different types of power... Earnie, Tyson and Wilder have that MAGICAL, gifted type... being that they ain't even the biggest guys in the division... quite the opposite.
     
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    Joey Dawejko thinks nobody in history could match Wilder‘s power.
     
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  15. reckless

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    What about Joe Louis?