Top 5 hardest left hooks ever landed by a heavyweight

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  1. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    I've kept to myself to see if anyone else would mention them, but it would appear you casuals just can't appreciate greatness.



     
  2. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    That left hook by Charles against Satterfield was Curry-McCrory-like
     
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  4. Colonel Sanders

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    Morrison's hook against Ruddock was great, but I don't think it was the most devastating he could dish out.
     
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  5. Colonel Sanders

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    First time I saw that, I didn't even know Frazier could hook off the jab so well. Quarry was out on his feet for a second.
     
  6. Colonel Sanders

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    Few great left hookers were as good at catch and shoot as Morrison.
     
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  7. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

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    I re read the title....so scratch this from the record
     
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    dinovelvet Antifanboi Full Member

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    Look at the follow through on that hook. Went through the target and out the other side just as you are thought in the gym. Peach of a left hand.
    Only an iron chinner can get up after being stiffened out like that...
     
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  9. Eddie Ezzard

    Eddie Ezzard Well-Known Member Full Member

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    One of the best hooks by a heavyweight was Ali's against Bonavena. Perfect punch. Timing, accuracy, unseen, had Oscar's momentum. It laid a tough man who had survived Joe Frazier to waste.

    Maybe not the hardest hook but certainly one of the more effective.
     
  10. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    LOL
     
  11. dmt

    dmt Hardest hitting hw ever Full Member

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    I was going to mention this one. One of the best punches that Ali ever landed. Beautiful hook, not the hardest, but incredibly effective.
     
  12. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Joe Louis was noted for his right hand, which was exceptional. However, he could throw a mean left hook when he wanted to. This one lifts Tony Galento off his feet at the :55 second mark

     
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  13. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I also love this left hook he drops Johnny Paycheck with at the 2:02 mark

     
  14. JohnThomas1

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    To be fair the criteria is "hardest" only. Charles hooks might be able to be bracketed (among multitudes of others) for greatest but not IMO hardest at heavyweight.
     
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  15. dmt

    dmt Hardest hitting hw ever Full Member

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    Morrison had one of the top 5 left hooks in heavyweight history IMO along with Tua, Cooney, Tyson and Frazier. If only he had the discipline to stay in shape, he could have been greater.