The Top Five All Time Power Heavyweight Right Hands?

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  1. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Which are your choices for the top five most powerful heavyweight right hands of all time?
     
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  2. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    Shavers
    Lewis
    Liston
    Wlad
    Foreman
     
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  3. louis54

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    Shavers then louis....Of course no one punched better than louis....Baer would be number one but I dont know how good at crossing over he was....lewis is up there!
     
  4. PhillyPhan69

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    Shavers is way overrated who did he ever actually stop?
     
  5. TBI

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    Foreman, Lewis, Wlad, Liston, (I'll get sh*t for it, but) Ali.
     
  6. mcvey

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    Strong picks!
     
  7. mark ant

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    Liston`s hook was a lot faster than his right hand.
     
  8. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Well Ali was better at landing te right cross than the other guys you`ve placed in your reply aside from Wlad.
     
  9. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I`d pick Lews and Louis above Shavers here because they were better at landing with their crosses.
     
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    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    The right cross that Tyson knocked Botha out with was one of the best right hand KO`s ever at heavy, but it was thrown straight.
     
  11. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    AJ`s right hand is really sharp, the one he floored Povetkin with was a very good cross indeed and set up in a clever way, if he knocks Miller out with his right hand I`ll put him on this list. Wilder`s right hand is one of the most dangerous punches in heavyweight history.
     
  12. he grant

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    Absolutely Wilder .. forgot him ..
     
  13. BoxingPurest

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    1. Rocky Marciano (Susie Q ask Walcott)
    2. Joe Louis (Sharpest laser straight right in all of boxing history!)
    3. Max Baer (actually killed a man with one of them so hard to argue!)
    4. Wladimir Klitschko (Precise right hand bomb, not very durable but boy can he punch)
    5. Ingemar Johansson (Nickname was the Hammer of Thor take a guess why?)

    This is not in order from best to worst just my top five heavyweight right hands in the history of the sport!
     
  14. AwardedSteak863

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    I liked this list. The Hammer of Thor was no joke in those days. It's tough to compare era's especially when the heavyweights of the 40's and 50's were significantly smaller but within their era Louis, Marciano, Baer and Johansson deserve mention.
     
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  15. reznick

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    I assume this doesn't include overhand rights?
     

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