Which fighter threw shortest, tightest punches in ring history?

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  1. Mike Gould

    Mike Gould Member Full Member

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    Ironic since from my memory, light-heavyweight Moorer threw some tight, compact combinations and he often tko'd opponents with his punches travelling less than a couple of inches. He was a beast at light-heavyweight!
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  2. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Active Member Full Member

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    I just came into say Joe Louis
     
  3. BundiniBlack

    BundiniBlack Active Member Full Member

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  4. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Bebop Boxer Full Member

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    Since no-one else will mention him...

    Mando Ramos
     
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  5. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Thanks I`ll check him out and compare his punching to Duran, nice one, then I`ll ask Quora, lol
     
  6. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    His left hook may have been the shortest in history, that`s where the power came from, devastating and I used to doubt Louis`s power!
     
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  7. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Yes at 175 but his punches weren`t as short in his second bout v Holy maybe that`s why he lost power ay heavy, he was out of condition in that rematch too though and at first at heavy his body was slimmer and the power was there against Cooper but then he put on some pounds and his punches had less effect.
     
  8. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Active Member Full Member

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    Dempsey sometimes was wild and open but he had extremely powerful short left hook and his inside punches were also very short.
     
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  9. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    That`s interesting because D`Amato was peaking to Ali about his jab landing easily on DAempsey because it would travel less distance than usual because Dempsey`s dipped his head forwards often, which is why Tunney`s jab was a problem for him.
     
  10. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Thanks, I checked out Donaire`s punches on this study and yes they are short as hell, probably where their power comes from.
     
  11. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    Horacio Accavallo. Roman Gonzalez. Roberto Duran.

    Everyone name dropping a heavyweight, slap yourself.
     
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  12. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Active Member Full Member

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    His inside punching were very short and powerful though.
     
  13. Flash24

    Flash24 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Nope, Wilder doesn't know the meaning of short precise punch. Watch closely , he loops his punches, sometimes striking with the heel of his fist. Especially when he has an opponent hurt,he semi windmills.
     
  14. Xplosive

    Xplosive Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I believe he was being sarcastic.

    I HOPE, at least.
     
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  15. Clinton

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    Wow. Nice one, RD!!
     
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