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SLULions
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Heavyweight Boxers
In your opinion which heavyweight boxers had the best following punches and characteristics?

Jab-
Hook-
Uppercut-
Cross-
Defense-
Intelligence-
Heart-
Chin-


CottonWasKing
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re: Heavyweight Boxers
No one beats Tyson’s uppercut. No one.


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Bestbank Tiger
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re: Heavyweight Boxers
Chin? Have to be Marciano.

You could hit him, and hit him, and hit him, and he wouldn't go down.


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re: Heavyweight Boxers
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Chin-


Ali, especially after when he came back after the conscientious objector period.


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Saint Alfonzo
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re: Heavyweight Boxers
Off the top of my head, boxers in my lifetime.

Jab- Lennox Lewis
Hook- Joe Frazier
Uppercut- Mike Tyson
Cross- George Foreman
Defense- Ali, Tyson
Intelligence- Muhammad Ali
Heart- Muhammad Ali
Chin- Evander Holyfield


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re: Heavyweight Boxers
Larry Holmes has the best jab in heavyweight history
Cross or hook may had been Foreman he hit you it was over
Ali had best defense And intelligence because of Dundee
Klitschko was master defense because of size
Holyfield fighting through a heart issue is heart
Chin I’m not sure but probably Lewis or Marciano

While Lewis isn’t top of any one category maybe best overall fighter once he got with Kronk. Look at what the Kronk philosophy did for Fury




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re: Heavyweight Boxers
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Larry Holmes has the best jab in heavyweight history
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JakeFromStateFarm
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re: Heavyweight Boxers
In the interest of not having the same guy for more than one category:
Jab- Larry Holmes
Hook- Joe Frazier
Uppercut- Mike Tyson
Cross- George Foreman
Defense- James Toney
Intelligence- Muhammad Ali
Heart- Evander Holyfield
Chin- Rocky Marciano


FightinTigersDammit
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re: Heavyweight Boxers
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Chin


One write-in vote for Randall "Tex" Cobb.
Cobb took so brutal a beating from Larry Holmes that Howard Cosell, who called the fight, said he would no longer call boxing matches after that bloody spectacle.
Cobb said he would fight Holmes again if it would make Howard quit "Monday Night Football".


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BennyAndTheInkJets
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re: Heavyweight Boxers
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Hook- Joe Frazier

Man thats tough between Frazier and Joe Louis. Frazier could come out with a hook by itself, but Louis always set it up perfectly.

Joe Louis' technique was unreal. Best overall puncher in heavyweight history.


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re: Heavyweight Boxers
Foreman’s paw defense and straight right was unreal.
Lennox had a dominant jab.


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TigerintheNO
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re: Heavyweight Boxers
Jab- Larry Holmes
Hook- Joe Frazier
Uppercut- Mike Tyson
Cross- Joe Louis
Defense- Gene Tunney
Intelligence- Ali (Ring Generalship)
Heart- Evander Holyfield
Chin- Rocky Marciano


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re: Heavyweight Boxers
Ear - Holyfield


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tubucoco
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re: Heavyweight Boxers
I agree with everyone on your list except Lewis for best jab, that should be reserved for the Eastern PA assassin Larry Holmes who learned it from his mentor the great Ali. Ali in his young days right after the Olympics was untouchable dude was so fast for a heavy, so he easily wins for defense imo. But after second thought I might change and put Holyfield down for heart and Marciano down for chin.
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tubucoco
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re: Heavyweight Boxers
James Toney wasn't a heavyweight.


JakeFromStateFarm
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re: Heavyweight Boxers
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James Toney wasn't a heavyweight.

He fought from 2003-2017 at heavyweight and defeated Evander Holyfield, though to be fair, was towards the end of his career


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re: Heavyweight Boxers
Jab----Larry Holmes
Hook---Left hook by Gerry Cooney was deadly
Uppercut----Tyson all day long
Cross----Ernie Shavers
Defense----Ali
Intelligence---Ring IQ to Joe Louis
Heart---Marciano
Chin----Marciano again


gumbo2176
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re: Heavyweight Boxers
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James Toney wasn't a heavyweight.



BoxRec is your friend. He fought many fights at heavyweight.


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TheBob
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re: Heavyweight Boxers
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Heart- Evander Holyfield


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Saint Alfonzo
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re: Heavyweight Boxers
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I agree with everyone on your list except Lewis for best jab, that should be reserved for the Eastern PA assassin Larry Holmes who learned it from his mentor the great Ali. Ali in his young days right after the Olympics was untouchable dude was so fast for a heavy, so he easily wins for defense imo. But after second thought I might change and put Holyfield down for heart and Marciano down for chin.


Hell, you're probably right, I wouldn't argue too much with Holmes. I went with boxers I've seen a lot of, and I didn't see Larry fight that often. I debated between Wladimir Klitschko and Lewis for that category. Lewis got the nod because I thought he was less mechanical with it than Klitschko and he really did have sneaky hard power in his jab, something I think he doesn't get enough credit for. Everything Lewis did was set up by his jab.


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