Strongest Jab in history

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  1. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

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    Who had the strongest jab in boxing. Your pick from any division, and let’s not include good jabs like Holmes but the most powerful. I’d say foreman and I don’t think too many can come close. From the lower division fighters I’d say McClellan
     
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  2. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    I think Lennox Lewis, Wladimir Klitschko and Sonny Liston all had better power jabs than Foreman, but it's difficult not get caught up in how good the jab is functionally. Maybe Foreman had a harder jab than those guys, who knows?

    I think it was Wladmir of whom Haye said being hit with his jab was like being hit with a cruiserweight right hand, which is crazy.
     
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  3. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Foreman is a good call. He wasn't really fast but he managed to put his weight - his considerable weight - into it and you could see it moved his targets. Wlad Klitscko also had a really powerful jab early on, and I think he diluted it a bit by adopting his outstretched stance in his later career.
     
  4. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

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    There’s a guy on another forum who sparred Wlad, Foreman, and Lewis. He claimed Foreman’s jab was the strongest
     
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  5. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    Dunno what to say about that really.
     
  6. Showstopper97

    Showstopper97 The Icon Full Member

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    Tyson had an underrated jab. When he used it, it was hard & very effective. Other shoutouts are GGG & Kovalev.
     
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  7. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Liston and Foreman really put everything into it. Would put them as most powerful but Wlad Lewis and Louis and Ali and Holmes had amazing jabs as well all very different but great in their own ways.
     
  8. dinovelvet

    dinovelvet Antifanboi Full Member

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    Foreman frog marched guys around the ring with his jab. Heads and bodies moved when he landed , even when the bodies were moving away from his jab.

     
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  9. ipitythefool

    ipitythefool Christopher Lovejoy superfan Full Member

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    In terms of combined output, consistency, power, use for both offense and defence it's Wlad easy.
     
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  10. PernellSweetPea

    PernellSweetPea Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Heavyweight or all? I pick Hearns for all time.. Heavyweight I like Holmes.
     
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  11. fistfighter

    fistfighter 44-3-1 (42KO's) Full Member

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    Oh my! Hard to argue with that footage.
    Liston had a knockout jab, also.
     
  12. Bujia

    Bujia Active Member Full Member

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    Quartey, obviously.
     
  13. Mike Cannon

    Mike Cannon Active Member Full Member

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    Bob Foster springs to mind in the jab department, not your conventional jab granted, but thrown from the thigh area in a upward arch, its main purpose was to range find usually , our own Chris Finnegan had this to say " it was like a glove on the end of a scaffold pole, and it hurt " so yes not like the aforementioned but used to perfection. keep well.
     
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  14. Thread Stealer

    Thread Stealer Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Below HW, Hagler, Spinks, Quartey, and Foster come to mind.
     
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  15. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

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    Both