strongest fighter pound for pound

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  1. abraq

    abraq Active Member Full Member

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    Oscar Bonavena was as strong as George Chuvalo. I think Jose Manuel Ibar Urtain was strong too.

    Tiger has already been mentioned, but in those days amongst the smaller fighters, Vicente Saldivar was very strong. P4p, IMO, Fighting Harada and Lionel Rose were strong too.

    A while later, Trevor Berbick was physically strong too. Don't go by what Tyson did to him. And talking about Iron Mike. Why has he been not mentioned? Ah, Liston. Are we not forgetting him too? And how about Firpo? Jumbo Cummings, the last guy Frazier fought, was nothing else but strength. P4p Holyfield did quite well too. He was never really pushed around by the Super Heavies he had to fight.

    Ron Lyle matched strength with George Foreman quite well. And Foreman could well have been the strongest of them all.

    From the MWs, Hagler was strong enough to deserve a mention. So too does Juan Domingo Roldan.
     
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  2. Bummy Davis

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    Very true LB4 LB one of the strongest
     
  3. Xplosive

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    Tyson deserves mention too I think.

    Aaron Pryor also was extremely physically strong.
     
  4. ThinBlack

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    Joe Walcott, Foreman, Dwight Davidson, Juan Roldan, Victor Galindez.
     
  5. Manassa

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    The strongest fighters will generally have short, stocky limbs, thick joints and bones, and low muscle insertion points (i.e., not peaked biceps but long and full).

    Rocky Marciano certainly fits this criteria. He still looked like a small power lifter even with all that cardiovascular training.

    In contrast, there are also slim fighters who seem to possess an extraordinary quality of muscle fiber and central nervous system function and surprise you with how strong they are despite their apparent fragility. Carlos Monzon for that.

    There are leverage advantages and disadvantages for both builds.
     
  6. DrMo

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    Roldan, I dont know any other fighters who wrestled a bear.
     
  7. TBooze

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    He did not have much of a career as a boxer, but I reckon pound for pound Danny Hodge maybe the answer.
     
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    johnmaff36 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Im gonna throw randy turpin into the mix with the usual suspects
     
  9. big man

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    Kostya Tszyu was very strong in his day.
     
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  11. Seamus

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    Rocky...


    Kansas.
     
  12. red cobra

    red cobra Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Victor Galindez was very strong.
     
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  14. PowerPuncher

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    There's lots of different types of strength and knowing how to push someone around and take them off balance makes you look stronger than you are. You can bull some around while being weaker than them if you know what you're doing. If you have stamina you can also keep bulling someone around when they're tired. Everyone who is saying Armstrong is wrong, he knew what he was doing in there with his leverage and had the stamina to maintain his effort so looks strong but he wasn't that strong in reality.
     
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