Who are fighters with ability bordering on ficticious?

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  1. Tockah

    Tockah F-GOAT Full Member

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    I won't argue with this at all, absolutely right that Benitez seemed to be against returning fire or at the least, didn't know when to stop moving and start throwing with the best judgement. Nevertheless first hand accounts of fighters describe Benitez as have an inexhaustible talent for defense.
     
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  2. Pugguy

    Pugguy Boxing Addict Full Member

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    George Foreman’s strength and power , most notably as it was, in his first career. He looked the part and he fought the part of an irresistible Monster. They called Ali Superman but George was a Superman in his own way - though Ali was his Kryptonite - ha-ha-ha
     
  3. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 Resident Gadfly Full Member

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    Sung Kil Moon. Physically speaking. The man had the head of a HW with zero give when it came to standing up to punches, infinite stamina and he threw legitimate destroyer shots every second of the round. He was aggressive and the most eager to get violent boxer I’ve watched. All action Korean warlord. He’s what the forum make Marciano out to be.
     
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  4. Mike Cannon

    Mike Cannon Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Slightly left field.
    Carmen Basilio.
    His fortitude, endurance, stoic acceptance of forthcoming punishment, total faith in his own skill set, the chin, stamina to burn, his reluctance to show pain, Dundee is on record as stating Carmen was without doubt the most assiduous trained fighter he ever worked with, that's saying something, when you consider his stable.
    stay safe guys
     
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  5. VG_Addict

    VG_Addict Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Foreman is STILL as strong as Superman.

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  6. Saintpat

    Saintpat Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    If we want to get into legend/myth territory, I have a few:

    Pipino Cuevas once broke the steel buckle on a speed bag with a single hook. The only other fighters I’ve heard of doing this with one punch were George Foreman and Earnie Shavers. Pipino, of course, was a welterweight. He broke jaws and eye sockets and such the way most people put on shoes and socks in the morning.

    George Foreman hoisting a cow over his shoulders and dragging a truck around his backyard by a rope.

    Roberto Duran as a scrawny Panamanian knocked out a horse on a bet. And also there’s that story of him as a boy stealing mangos and swimming across a channel with them and somehow making it all the way after nearly drowning but not losing one in the process.

    Corrie Sanders was a real life super hero — I’m not huge on him as a fighter, but this man stepped in front of people (I think his sister was one) to take bullets in an armed robbery, sacrificing his life to save others.

    And of course Ali was so fast he could turn off the light and be in bed before it got dark. :azote:
     
  7. Pugguy

    Pugguy Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Nice recognition of Corrie Sanders’ selfless, heroic action.
     
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  8. Saintpat

    Saintpat Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    It’s what we all think and say we’d do in that situation, but most likely we’d freeze. He did it when it mattered.
     
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  9. Levook

    Levook Active Member Full Member

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    That fight where Roy Jones Jr. threw like 7 lightning-fast hooks in a row, I forget the opponent, but I remember Gil Clancy being extremely impressed, saying he'd never seen anything like it before!
     
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  10. Pugguy

    Pugguy Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Yep, Old Man George has still got it. Imagine that, Old Man Strength on top of the superhuman strength he already had. Puts him even more off the charts…..LOL.
     
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  11. VG_Addict

    VG_Addict Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I might sound like a fanboy, but Floyd at 130 is one of the best fighters I've ever seen.
     
  12. escudo

    escudo Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I wrote a video about Roy Jones jr under the premise that if video didn't exist we'd literally be talking about that mother****er as a demi-god style myth.
     
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    Sam Langford, I've always been fascinated by him. A 5 foot 7 man who fought from Lightweight all the way up to Heavy and had huge shoulders a long reach for a man of his height and knock you dead power and skill to match. He laid out the the Great Harry Wills as well as other Notable heavys on more than one occasion.
     
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  15. louis54

    louis54 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Some lt heavys can knock a building down