Top 5 hardest left hooks ever landed by a heavyweight

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  1. dmt

    dmt Hardest hitting hw ever Full Member

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    What would be your picks?
     
  2. Xplosive

    Xplosive Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    First one that immediately came to mind was the Frazier hook that damn near ripped Jimmy Ellis' head off.
     
  3. NickChristo

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    Floyd Patterson - Ingemar Johansson II for sure is up there
    Ibeabuchi - Byrd, if you count that as a hook
    Bob Foster - Mike Quarry
    Most Ruddock Ko's if you count 'The Smash' as a left hook
    'Insert Mike Tyson KO here'
     
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    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

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  7. George Crowcroft

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  8. Johnny_B

    Johnny_B Well-Known Member banned Full Member

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    That was a very beautiful left hook, but it didn't pack that much power.
    Tommy has thrown hooks that were twice as strong.
    In this scenario, it was a short left hook and he didn't get to put too much body weight behind it.
     
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  9. George Crowcroft

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    zadfrak Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Weaver--Tate. Ruined him.
     
  11. George Crowcroft

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  12. George Crowcroft

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    Yep, that one, the Foster KO, and even the Ali KD are unholy shots from Smokin' Joe.
     
  13. Ken Ashcroft

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    May well be debatable whether they were the among the hardest ever thrown but they sure looked brutally spectacular if nothing else.

    Razor Ruddock’s final hook against Michael Dokes.
    Gerry Cooney’s rib breaking left hook to the body against Ron Lyle.
     
  14. dinovelvet

    dinovelvet Antifanboi Full Member

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    Foreman - Rodriguez
    Tyson - Williams
    Jefferson - Harris
    Helenius - Peter.. Peter was left starfished for the count of 10