Which boxer threw the fastest and deadliest combinations?

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  1. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Great call on those two. They were considered the top guys in their division at the time. Both have to be the best combination punchers in the lower weight division.
     
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  2. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft The Cobra Will Always Bite Back... Full Member

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    Only recently got into Too Sharp, @ChrisJS put the vids up n I was all over them.
     
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    swagdelfadeel Boxing Junkie Full Member

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  4. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He's a real treat to watch and you will definitely appreciate Too Sharp a lot the more you watch his fights in his prime. Great style to watch, very well rounded fighter, had speed and power, can box or slug, and wasn't afraid to let his hands go. He's usually mistaken as a defensive boxer but he was actually an all-offense fighter who came forward.
     
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  5. JackSilver

    JackSilver Well-Known Member Full Member

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    It’s Macho time!

     
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  6. DavidC77

    DavidC77 Active Member Full Member

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    Sugar Ray Robinson, Walker Smith and Ray Robinson.
     
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  7. THE BLADE 2

    THE BLADE 2 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Roy Jones or Ray Robinson
     
  8. Boxing2019

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    And the uppercuts after the body punches.
     
  9. ChrisJS

    ChrisJS Active Member Full Member

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    I don’t think Sanchez was really a special combination puncher. I think he threw good burts, some good flurries but also his technique (of punches) sometimes deteriorated and he mixed arm punches in. I don’t think he’s anywhere near Marquez for example, as a pure combination puncher or for punching technique period. Sanchez had great poise and overall technique and capitalized on openings as well as anyone but to me he’s just a good combination puncher.

    Napoles, yes. No doubt there. One of the best.

    I think Arguello was an awesome combination puncher. One of the best ever IMO. Holyfield too. Especially for a heavyweight.
     
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  10. Flo_Raiden

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    Sanchez’s combinations were accurate, flowed well, and were pleasing to the eyes IMO. Surely not the best puncher technique wise but when he let his hands go it’s beautiful to watch.

    Agreed with Arguello and Holyfield, they were also great combination punchers.
     
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  11. Flo_Raiden

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    Always thought Jorge Linares threw some nasty combinations. Shame that he wasn’t able to live up to his talents.
     
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  12. Clinton

    Clinton Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    So many but I can't get the picture of Jeff Chandler out of my head for whatever reason. He's not the best but when I read the thread title I thought of him immediately.
     
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  14. surfinghb1

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    I'll second that hand speed and flurries of SRL … It was truly one of a kind
     
  15. Flash24

    Flash24 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Wow, a tough one. I wouldn't say Robinson though he was great
    at it but Robinson really didn't need combination punching most times
    he needed 1-3 well placed shots and fight was generally over ,same with
    J.Louis , Camacho pre Rasario, and prime Jones were great . But I'd
    go with R.Leonard based on his level of competition and the speed,
    power, precision,creativity and pure viciousness of his combo's. His Ko's of Price and
    Green and Bonds are beautiful in their viciousness .
    He wasn't "robotic" with his combo's and they were split 2nd responses to
    what openings were available. Unlike say Tyson's right rook to the body
    followed by right uppercut. Those punches became predictable.
    And a truly great prime opponent would've caught on to it and
    countered it. Taylor was great, but he had to land so many
    for a result.
     
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