Which fighter threw shortest, tightest punches in ring history?

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  1. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I was just re-watching Duran v Palomino and The punches only seemed to travel inches to reach Palomino, it was amazing which fighter ws the best at this?
     
  2. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Youngest Ezzard Charles Fan Ever Full Member

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  3. Spud Head

    Spud Head Member Full Member

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    For a Heavyweight or a big man, Louis was regarded as a great short puncher, they were fast hard and didn't need to travel far !
     
  4. 88Chris05

    88Chris05 Active Member Full Member

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    Louis, Arguello and Napoles are a decent start. All of them had amazing economy of movement and efficiency in their punches. Hardly ever threw anything wide or looping. A peak Curry was pretty awesome in that regard, too.

    Napoles would probably be my pick of that bunch, just because he strung it all together so seamlessly. Just wasted nothing. His style was delicate yet vicious at the same time. A joy to watch and possibly the most fitting nickname in the history of the sport.
     
  5. Seamus

    Seamus Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Julio deserves a mention.

    On a side note, I was really impressed with Cormier's KO of Stipe. Great example of dirty boxing finished by.a sweet short shovel.
     
  6. joebeadg

    joebeadg Active Member Full Member

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    nice short left hook by Weaver to KO Tate
     
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    Xplosive Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Corrales was the first who came to mind. It's truly unbelievable how short, and effortless his power punches were.
     
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    JackSilver Well-Known Member Full Member

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    The guys with the shortest arms will throw the shortest power punches. It ain’t rocket science to work that out.
     
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  10. mrkoolkevin

    mrkoolkevin Not here for the fairy tales Full Member

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    Not really. Especially when it comes to hooks and uppercuts. Some guys load up on their punches or throw them with wider arcs than others.
     
  11. Golden_Feather99

    Golden_Feather99 Member Full Member

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    That was an excellent short hook. Great mention.
     
  12. KasimirKid

    KasimirKid Member Full Member

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    My votes would be for Bobo Olson and Roger Rouse.
     
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    Golden_Feather99 Member Full Member

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    I was impressed with J-Rock against Hurd.

    Floyd and Toney were great compact punchers on the inside.
     
  14. Flash24

    Flash24 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Great choices all 3 and it was the 3 I was going to suggest. Prime Tyson also could throw tight precise punches with tremendous power, also prime W.Gomez and Sal Sanchez.
     
  15. BoxingDialogue

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