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sugar71
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re: Heavyweight Boxers
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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




Okay list but replace Marciano with Oliver McCall on "chin".

I don't believe believe McCall was ever knocked down in his entire career ( sparring /amateur/pros ) let alone ko'ed . McCall took the best from Hws & Super Heavyweights .

If there is a decent HW fighter with a better chin than Oliver McCall . .....give me a link.





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JakeFromStateFarm
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re: Heavyweight Boxers
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TheBob



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tubucoco
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Member since Oct 2007
31921 posts

re: Heavyweight Boxers
yeah, he fought Holyfield when Holy shouldn't have been fighting anymore. The real deal Holy in his prime would have knocked out a James Toney, but Toney mostly fought as a light-heavy and then cruiser before fighting at heavy towards the end of his career.


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


He knocked out Holyfield


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Will Cover
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Member since Mar 2007
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re: Heavyweight Boxers
quote:

Jab


Larry Holmes

quote:

Uppercut


Mike Tyson

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Defense


Ali



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Palm Beach Tiger
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Member since Jan 2007
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re: Heavyweight Boxers
As unpopular as the klitchco bros were in terms of boxing history, I truly think you put them in a ring with anyone in boxing history and they have minimum 50/50 shot at winning. They had the size and the smarts to just be really hard to beat. Jab you to death until a window opens. I still think Lewis retired because he did not want a rematch after winning by TKO over Vlad.


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bamarep
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Member since Nov 2013
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re: Heavyweight Boxers
The fact that Wilder isn't being mentioned for best Cross is laughable.


Dude has horizontaled EVERY fighter he's faced. He hits you with a clean right cross and you're going to sleep, period.


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LSUFanMizeWay
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Member since Sep 2014
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re: Heavyweight Boxers
Sonny Liston-Jab, Joe Frazier-Hook Mike Tyson-Uppercut, Joe Louis- Cross, Muhammad Ali-Defense, Ali-Intelligence, Jerry Quarry-Heart, George Chuvalo-Chin.


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Draconian Sanctions
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re: Heavyweight Boxers
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Have to be Marciano.




TTownTiger
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Member since Oct 2007
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re: Heavyweight Boxers
Tex Cobb is legendary for his chin. Another more familiar fighter known for their chin is Tommy Morrison. Joking! Really though, another iron chin according to everyone who fought him is Ray Mercer.

Ernie Shavers is a legend for his power. Considered the hardest hitter by almost everyone who ever fought him. There are a few names you can throw in this category.

Larry Holmes has the best jab and that isn’t debatable.

Ali has the best foot movement.


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Lou
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re: Heavyweight Boxers
I don't follow boxing close enough to contribute to OP. When I saw the title though, I thought about the name Luis Firpo. In 1986 I was in the 10th grade, and our history book had an artist rendering of Luis Firpo knocking Jack Dempsey out of the ring in their match in 1923. I always remembered that name. Fast forward to 2020 and youtube has video of the match. LINK (Dempsey goes out of the ring at 2:34 in the video)





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