But those with even a nominal interest in the sport will find the hardest game informative, especially with ali and tyson still dominating the sports landscape. Although joe louis, rocky marciano, and jack dempsey were some of the smallest heavyweights in history, and brought up instead of big heavyweights like lennox lewis, riddick bowe, and david tua, when talking about the hardest punchers in history, it is very possible that louis, marciano, dempsey, and other small heavyweights punch harder than lewis, bowe, tua. Earnie dee shaver born august 31, 1944, best known as earnie shavers, is an american. One fighter compared absorbing the punch of a heavyweight to being hit by a speeding car. Who are top 5 hardest, punch for punch, punchers in.
Its a tossup between sergey kovalev and gennady golovkin, who are both concussive punchers. As many of you know, in 2003 ring magazine published its top 100 punchers of alltime. Hardest punchers in the lightweight division tapology. You can work on the proper technique to throw a punch all day, but if you dont have the natural. Keiths reputation and cherished identity as a puncher somewhat detracts from his considerable boxing ability and flair but there is no denying that he. Kovalev is a magnificent bastard, joked boxing asylum contributor andy paterson after the second beating. Ranking the 10 most powerful punchers in boxing history. The 50 greatest boxing quotes of all time bleacher report latest. The hardest game is more of a sporting document than a social one, making it hard to recommend for mainstream readers. Subscribe to my channel for the latest boxing promos, series and tributes. Ten fights in a mere three years later, ali stirred the pot once more by proclaiming the unsung earnie shavers as the hardest puncher he ever. Julian jackson was known as one of the hardest punchers boxing had ever seen. One punch from the promised land by john florio and ouisie shapiro.
In 2003, the writers of ring magazine published a ranking of their one hundred greatest punchers of alltime. Oates mightve never thrown a punch in her life, but it doesnt matter. Below is a top 10 list of todays heaviesthanded hitters compiled by renowned boxing historian and showtime analyst steve farhood. I would personally have to second the selection of baer. Onepunch knockout power is the great equalizer in boxing, much like. As tapology users create their own lists, the consensus rankings will update in realtime.
Ko percentages, testimonies from past opponents, and highlight reels are all useful for narrowing the list down to finalists. Ernie shavers is generally considered the hardest one punch heavyweight and fighter, period, of all time. We asked an expert panel who is the hardest puncher in boxing. Opponent quality is far too subjective, so, to keep things cut and dry, weve kept this a pure numbers game. Ranking boxings 10 hardest punchers sport the guardian. This time i reveal the best punches in heavyweight boxing history. The harry smith 10 best series is back with a bang. Each of the athletes were asked to hit the special pad on the wall. I have skimmed the first 30 names off the top of that list, and here they are. There are four generally accepted boxing styles that are used to define fighters. Boxing is overseen by a referee over a series of one to threeminute. Having a smaller fighter on this list, and sandwiched between two guys who have to cut weight to make the 265lb heavyweight limit in the ufc will be controversial.
Introduction to boxing punches 18 by master anthony. Wilder has highest knockout percentage in heavyweight history. I know that i am going to just get tito, tito, titowith this thread, but seriously tito does not have a proven onepunch finish. A countdown of the top 10 hardest punchers in boxing history. And i endorse and support their conclusions that wladimir klitschko, vitali klitschko, mike tyson, and lennox lewis are the four biggest punchers in boxing history. If you start all your punches from the same stance, an opponent has a lot more.
And in an interview, the retired shavers said it himself. In 1996, she returned to austin with her daughters where she was homeless for a period. Theres just something about these giants connecting on thunderous punches that gets the average boxing fan so pumped and excited while modernday heavyweights like anthony joshua, deontay wilder, and tyson fury are all great in their own right, much is to be said about the men who came before them the legendary. Comment down below what other boxing, mma, or other video reactions you want to see next. The 10 hardest punchers in heavyweight history pbc boxing. Boxing junkie staffers have tried to do their part in filling the void left by a. Its main focus is boxing and it rotates around boxing. Top 10 hardest punchers in heavyweight boxing history. Top 10 poundforpound hardest punchers in boxing today. In sports, hand wraps or other padding such as gloves may be used to protect athletes and practitioners from injuring themselves. Whos the strongest puncher in the history of professional boxing. If you enjoyed this reaction, make sure you hit that like button.
For all time hardest punchers, the 100 mostrecently updated member lists will be included. He had an immense right hand that actually rocked him and ali is not the type to get hurt easily. Boxing is a combat sport in which two people, usually wearing protective gloves, throw punches at each other for a predetermined amount of time in a boxing ring amateur boxing is both an olympic and commonwealth games sport and is a standard fixture in most international gamesit also has its own world championships. Having competed in both the light middleweight and middleweight divisions. Rocky marciano ko jersey joe walcott with the hardest single punch ever thrown in the ring. Who is the hardest puncher in boxing history in the heavyweight division. Classic books to fill the boxing void boxing junkie.
The five best body punchers in boxing sport the guardian. Here are the top 10 poundforpound hardest punchers in boxing today. The five best body punchers in boxing they are open to counters and dont always score well, but a strong shot to the body leaves a fighter feeling like a. Top ten hardest punchers in boxing history the daily banter. Ceferino garcia is commonly referred to as the inventor of the bolo punch, though a 1924 article appearing in the tacoma newstribune reported a filipino boxer named macario flores to be using it. The use of punches varies between different martial arts and combat sports.
The story behind boxings most controversial bout the state of maine is viewed by many as the hinterlands, a faroff outpost on the edge of civilization. Top 10 hardest punchers in boxing 2017 boxing base. After reading their indepth statistical analysis of all the best and greatest punchers in boxings history. But in the long history of the sport there have been some punches that have earned nicknames all their own.
According to muhammad ali, shavers punched him the hardest. Boxing s heavyweight division is its most glorious in history. The hardest puncher in boxing history julian the hawk jackson submitted 2 years ago by treasonousteacher. Here is a list of the 10 hardest punching heavyweights of the modern, postworld war ii era, in order of knockout percentage of wins.
Why deontay wilders the biggest puncher in boxing history. Techniques and tips for boxers, fighters, martial artists, trainers, and fitness enthusiasts to learn how to box. Not unlike an alltime poundforpound ranking, this list compares fighters across different weight categories and. Julian jackson the hardest punch in boxing history. Lists of the best fights in boxing history, a guide to sanctioning bodies, and details on world champions from around the globe. Ranking the 10 most powerful punchers in boxing history 0 of 10 ko percentages, testimonies from past opponents, and highlight reels are all useful for narrowing the list down to finalists. Shavers is wildly regarded as the hardest puncher in the history of the sport and for good reason, despite lack of highdefinition video or film in his day, shavers is directly responsibly for the early retirements of ron asher, frank smith, bunky akins, bill mcmurray, harold carter, eddie parotte and larry sims, all of whom he knocked out and never fought again. Check out introduction to boxing punches 18 by master anthony garcia on amazon music. So the guard stance is something that must be mastered at the beginning as this is essential for proper deception during the fight. Hardest game collects many of the scottish journalists deadline writings on the sport. Many boxers do not always fit into these categories, and its not uncommon for a fighter to change their style over a. Weighing around the 75 80 kg mark or around 12 stone in english money, fitzsimmons stepped up to take on all comers from middleweight to. Randall cobb is known for having one of the best chins in boxing history.
Who is the hardest puncher in boxing history in the. Andrew eisele is a boxing writer who has covered the sport for time, inc. He killed one man in the ring, frankie campbell, an incident that made the kindhearted, funloving big man want to quit. His one punch knockout of herol graham was one of the best in boxing history, especially as jackson was badly losing in their title bout in 1990.
And it was rockhold who topped the charts with a devastating right hand which got a. Boxing experts weigh in on deontay wilders punching power. The hardest puncher in boxing history julian the hawk. Ranking boxings 10 hardest punchers gennady golovkin is the sports top knockout artist, with julio ceja, ilunga makabu and sergey kovalev making up the top four andrew harrison for the. The charismatic ann wolfe was a force of nature in professional boxing as she devastated the womens rankings in multiple weight divisions. Styles such as boxing, suntukan or russian fist fighting use. The 5 hardest punching heavyweights in boxing history. It is used in most martial arts and combat sports, most notably boxing, where it is the only type of offensive technique allowed. Soo you want to know the hardest hitting boxer of all time. In an interview, ali was asked who hit him hardest.
When he was an old codger he beat the shit out of these punk kids that bothered him or tried to steal from him or something. Still, it is a rewarding experience of and by itself, because there are few events in sports that generate as much excitement as highlight reel knockouts. These are the swarmer, outboxer, slugger, and boxerpuncher. Shavers is known for being one of the hardest punchers in boxing history. But he has a way to go before convincing the history books that he is no1. When most people think about boxing nicknames, they only think about boxers monikers. It is already a given that listing down the greatest punchers in boxing history is going to be a subjective exercise.
However, old timers whisper the name sonny liston in awe. In 20, top former amateur ismayl sillah led kovalev a merry dance in the early rounds of their encounter before kovalev nearly folded him in half. Well i can account for the book i read by muhammad ali, he stated the hardest puncher he faced. Having the highest knockout % in middleweight history is no joke, ggg finishes fights and puts people out.
The history books will tell you that cornish boxer bob fitzsimmons was a devastating puncher aside from being the first three weight world champion and the lightest heavyweight champion of all time. The hardest game by hugh mcilvanney contemporary books. Boxing punch is a crossword puzzle clue that we have spotted 17 times. But the hardest punch ever recorded by a boxer not in the ring but measured with specialized equipment was manny pacquiao with a 3000 psi pounds per square inch which is equivalent to getting hit by a hammer on the head. Beyond glory is historical reportage, a heavyweight of a book that is.1130 191 749 1422 1137 465 215 1058 1024 1425 1091 545 408 758 907 259 634 240 623 173 1146 826 1489 110 724 1227 657 722 1162 392 615 789 146 440 1273 346 136 240 727 209 1454 862 246 1190 475 953