Who are fighters with ability bordering on ficticious?

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Tockah, Aug 12, 2022.

  1. Tockah

    Tockah F-GOAT Full Member

    Mar 12, 2022
    Someone who comes to mind for me is Wilfredo Benitez, the radar, had his very own spider-sense, and any man that can evade SRL so consistently is bordering on superhuman. There's a reason SRL himself said he never had missed so many punches in his life.

    EDIT: To put it another way, imagine if were to have no footage of any fighter, what fighter would sound most mythical in such a sense? Greb comes to mind in this case that it's hard to believe a man like him existed.
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  2. Flash24

    Flash24 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 22, 2015
    Benitez of course, the radar.
    Jones Jr. in his prime ,,, WOW!
    M.Taylor hand speed was simply cartoonish.
    Hearns and J.Jackson almost super human power at Welt and Jr.Middleweight
    Ali a 6'3" 215 lbs. man shouldn't be able to move like he did in his prime.
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  3. FastLeft

    FastLeft Well-Known Member Full Member

    Apr 23, 2022
    SRL knock him out so you must include SRL also on this category
  4. Tockah

    Tockah F-GOAT Full Member

    Mar 12, 2022
    oh absolutely.
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  5. VG_Addict

    VG_Addict Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 13, 2012
    Floyd Mayweather Jr. (Floyd was the perfect combination of talent, speed, defense, skill and hard work)
    Roy Jones Jr.
    Manny Pacquiao
    Nicolino Locche
    Pernell Whitaker
    Mike Tyson
    Willie Pep (Trying to hit Pep was like trying to nail Jell-O to a tree)
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  6. Cecil

    Cecil Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 22, 2015
    Ali, the speed and reflexes.
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  7. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

    Apr 3, 2012
  8. cross_trainer

    cross_trainer Liston was good, but no "Tire Iron" Jones Full Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    Some of the stories opponents told about the effects of George "Tire Iron" Jones's left hook frankly sound like someone made him up.

    Louis's resume looks almost fictional if we didn't have film. That level of heavyweight dominance isn't plausible.

    The stories people tell about Shavers's power would sound silly of they weren't so unanimous about it.

    Butterbean is a cartoon character in human form.
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  9. FastLeft

    FastLeft Well-Known Member Full Member

    Apr 23, 2022
    I think Prince Naseem Hamed punch. not only power but this way to deliver punch
    . would sound like stories of child to describe if you had not seen with own eyes. like fly superman punch
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  10. Seamus

    Seamus Proud Kulak Full Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    Prime John L put more distance between himself and his contenders than any heavyweight since.

    Benny Leonard comes to mind., too. And of course Langford.
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  11. Barrf

    Barrf Active Member Full Member

    Sep 19, 2021
    This screams Langford. Reading the first-hand accounts of his power seems like bizarro world. Seems unbelievable that a guy his size could be regarded as hitting as hard as the hardest hitting HWs.

    Also, pre-exile Ali. 6'3", 215, as fast as a fast MW? It would seem like a major exaggeration.
  12. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Oct 12, 2010
    Michael Nunn in his prime was something else.
  13. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Aug 2, 2013
    Nunn comes to mind as being ridiculously good.
  14. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jun 23, 2018
    Henry Armstrong…it’s amazing how a pressure fighter can be that dominant…nothing fancy
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  15. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 Resident Gadfly Full Member

    Sep 22, 2021
    Benitez? He got slapped down and off the canvas multiple times by Curry, Wilfred dodged a lot but shot nothing back most of the time and when he did get tagged his way of moving proved to be an issue.
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