Who do you rate as the fastest boxers in the heavyweight division?

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  1. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I feel Fury moves quicker than any fighter his size in history ever moved in the ring (he was out of shape v Wallin) but Ruiz has amazingly quick hands, so who do you feel are the fastest heavyweights around today?
     
  2. Angler Andrew

    Angler Andrew Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Wilder in full windmill mode is pretty quick.
     
  3. bandeedo

    bandeedo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    ruiz. wilder might have single shot speed, but hes not coordinated enough to combine punches with speed, he punches way too wide when punching in combinations.
     
  4. Serge

    Serge Vampire Slayer Staff Member

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    In no order

    Usyk
    Ruiz
    Fury
    AJ has fast hands for a man of his gargantuan dimensions and his body builder physique

    I'm referring to the speed in which a fighter can put shots together
     
  5. Reg

    Reg Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Nah, Parker has faster single shot speed.
     
  6. bandeedo

    bandeedo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    i dont believe so. his arms are shorter so have less space to travel, but from long distance, i think wilder achieves higher 1 punch speed.
     
  7. Reg

    Reg Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Ehh. I think Wilders handspeed is overrated. He looked quite a bit slower than Fury to me.
     
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  8. AlwaysFirst

    AlwaysFirst Active Member Full Member

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    Wilders speed is good but only for single shots, Parker can put together fast combos, Ruiz can as well, they both have faster hands than most heavyweights, if not all.
     
  9. bandeedo

    bandeedo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    i agree, thats why i have ruiz as the faster fighter. combinations, footwork, reaction time, etc... are also indicators of overall speed.
    speed is a funny thing, it relies on your muscles ability to expand and contract very fast, but it also relies on your bodys ability to initiate a command, send the instructions down your nervous system, and get your muscles executing the command. thats why reaction time is one of the most important things i look for as indicators of when a fighter has lost a step. that fighter could still look just as fast as ever when he initiates the action, because we cant gauge when the command was first sent to the muscles, we just see the start of the actual movement. but reaction time can be gauged because the clock starts when the opponent starts his move, then we look for how fast the mind can register the opponents initial movement and react quickly enough to safely eliminate the threat.
    when your reaction time starts to slow, is when people like to say "he can no longer pull the trigger". thats because you can still see the openings just like you always could, but now, before your body can react to take advantage of that opening, the opening is gone and you did nothing for fear of over-committing.
     
  10. Angler Andrew

    Angler Andrew Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Spot on this.I know I seem to be comparing everything to my other favourite sport cricket but there is a similarity reaction time.The best batsmen in their pomp appear to have loads of time to react and defend or play a shot.Always happens as they get older in that split second they simply lose their reaction time and some folk wouldn’t be able to tell but to me it’s obvious.Same in boxing so when they say the power is the last thing to go it makes no matter as they don’t have the time they once had to react and get their shots off with the timing.

    Canelo can make anyone look silly but Kovalev hasn’t been getting his shots off like he used to.
     
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  11. bandeedo

    bandeedo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    yes. and you are right, most people arent able to tell, in boxing either. there are other indicators and methods of measuring otherwise identical fighters. but to discuss boxing at that level, you would have to be among trainers. and sometimes not even there. to hear robert garcia tell it, some trainers dksab.
     
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  12. KO Artist

    KO Artist Active Member Full Member

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    "...moves quicker than any fighter his size in history ever moved..."
    Not many good fighters his size though, so the shortlist is pretty short.
    Ali and Tyson, just to name a couple of heavyweights, are much faster and move better. But they are not Fury's size.
     
  13. Aydamn

    Aydamn Dillian Whyte the REAL Boogeyman Full Member

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    Handspeed
    Ruiz
    AJ
    Parker
    Wilder

    Mobility
    Fury
     
  14. PaddyGarcia

    PaddyGarcia #IrrationalGarcia Full Member

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    Pretty much this. Yoka has pretty fast hands too
     
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  15. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    His counter jabs were quick v AJ, but he couldn`t outspeed AJ the way Ruiz did.
     


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