View Full Version : Who are your 5 fastest fighters of all time?


Verbl_Kint
10-23-2004, 10:50 AM
Who would you guys put in this list?

bigdlb12
10-23-2004, 11:21 AM
Whitaker, M. Taylor, Mosley (B4 his lost),Sugar Ray Leonard and Ali for the HW division

The Fix
10-23-2004, 11:31 AM
sugar ray leonard , sugar ray robinson, muhammed ali, roy jones jr, and the last one i cant really think of no one to me right now stands out as being fast. i know one will have slipped my memeory but if i had to add a fifth fighter i guess id go with jab judah because he does throw some pretty fast combos

pidjs
10-23-2004, 11:49 AM
I can only pick from guys I've seen, so here they are

Not necessarily in order:

Meldrick Taylor
Hector Camacho (in his prime)
Roy Jones Jr.
Floyd Patterson (his hands were even quicker than Ali's, but his feet weren't)
Pernell Whitaker

Cleary23
10-23-2004, 11:53 AM
Roy Jones Jr. No ones Faster
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Mohammed Ali
Sugar Ray Leanord
Mike Tyson in Prime

puppy_dogg
10-23-2004, 11:56 AM
roy jones
ray leonard
meldrick taylor
ali
de la hoya and mosley had very fast hands as well

Tha Greatest
10-23-2004, 08:40 PM
meldrick taylor
ali
roy jones back in tha days

rsl
10-23-2004, 09:23 PM
Roy Jones Jr. , Sugar Ray Leonard,, Iron Mike Tyson, Pernell " Sweet Pea" Whitaker, and Cassius Clay

Yogi
10-23-2004, 09:25 PM
Lots of love for Meldrick Taylor in this thread (and rightfully so), yet not a mention of the fighter who proved in a head-to-head meeting with Taylor, that his hands were just as fast, if not faster;

Howard Davis Jr.

grayfist
10-24-2004, 12:06 AM
If "fastest" means Most Agile and shifty, I'll take Pep, Whitakr, SR Leonard, Ali and a young Benny Leonard, who dared anyone to hit him with his hands down. Twas said, BLeonard practiced his agility with a tomcat and was never satisfied until he had the tomcat's agility beaten. Then there's Wilfred Benitez, whose head and body were there one moment and then gone the next, even when he just stayed on the ropes. All those guys were tough to hit!

But if one talks about hand speed, SRay Leonard, SR Robinson, Ali, Bob Foster and Finito Lopez used to put a lot together in just milliseconds. ;) :)

Supafly25
10-24-2004, 10:17 AM
Roy Jones Jr.
Pernell Whitaker
Ali
Sugar Ray Leonard
Anthony Mundine

oldgringo
10-24-2004, 06:28 PM
Pernell Whitaker has won rounds without throwing a punch or with only throwing a few punches. He won them on ability to make opponents miss and look foolish. He was as agile and quick as they come...especially at 135. Hand speed has to go to SRL, SRR, Meldrick Taylor, Patterson, Ali. Of course RJJ is in here.

Dynamite76
10-27-2004, 12:00 AM
Muhammad Ali
Ray Leonard
Meldrick Taylor
Greg Page
Howard Davis jr.

Great
10-27-2004, 05:07 AM
Sugar Ray Robinson, Muhammed Ali, Roy jones jr., Mike Tyson, Mosley.

miron_lang
10-28-2004, 04:59 AM
Floyd Mayweather
Sugar ray Leonard
Roy Jones Jr.

Prorock
11-04-2004, 05:34 PM
Roy Jones
Muhammad Ali
Meldrick Taylor
Ray Leonard

...

Butterbean! ;)

realtim
11-05-2004, 10:04 AM
Hard question But i agree with the Benny Leonard thread he was an amazing boxer, arguably the greatest LW of all time.

AJ53
11-05-2004, 12:04 PM
ricardo lopez
shane mosley (at welter)
roy jones jr
meldrick taylor
sugar ray leonard

RJj1fan
11-07-2004, 12:02 AM
RJJ hands down.

FistoftheDallasStar
11-07-2004, 01:27 AM
Roy Jones, All three Sugars , Terry Norris, Meldrick Taylor and Sweet Pea.

Silencer
11-12-2004, 02:47 AM
Top 5 fastest:

Roy Jones, Jr.
Mayweather
Leonard
Mosley
Ali/Tyson

Ivansmamma
11-12-2004, 05:14 AM
Ali, Jones, Leonard

Soundtraveler
11-12-2004, 06:35 AM
If "fastest" means Most Agile and shifty, I'll take Pep, Whitakr, SR Leonard, Ali and a young Benny Leonard, who dared anyone to hit him with his hands down. Twas said, BLeonard practiced his agility with a tomcat and was never satisfied until he had the tomcat's agility beaten. Then there's Wilfred Benitez, whose head and body were there one moment and then gone the next, even when he just stayed on the ropes. All those guys were tough to hit!

But if one talks about hand speed, SRay Leonard, SR Robinson, Ali, Bob Foster and Finito Lopez used to put a lot together in just milliseconds. ;) :)

Now THAT is a great post! I couldn't have said it better myself - so I won't! :D Have some Karma wise one!

tntkid
11-13-2004, 12:10 AM
Sugar Ray Robinson had the fastest handspeed I've ever seen in boxing.

Keleneki
11-16-2004, 04:08 AM
Sweet Pea, RJJ, Camacho, Taylor and Ali.

rockroyal24
11-27-2004, 05:16 AM
RJJ, Ali, SR Leonard, SR Robinson, and Mayweather Jr

gogan
11-29-2004, 12:50 PM
RJJ, Ali, SR Leonard, SR Robinson, and Mosley

Dynamite76
11-29-2004, 01:43 PM
honorable mention goes to Mitch Green,Michael Dokes, Tony Tubbs, Tony Tucker, Bernard Taylor and definitely Hector Camacho.

plexmc
11-30-2004, 05:31 PM
Roy Jones Jr. No ones Faster
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Mohammed Ali
Sugar Ray Leanord
Mike Tyson in Prime

pierresean
12-02-2004, 10:45 PM
Roy Jones Jr.
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Sugar Ray Leanord
Manny Pacquiao
Shane Mosley

Colonel Jones
12-06-2004, 01:04 AM
I've always thought Evander was fast when your talking about striking quickly. He seemed to attack like a cobra. Also Camacho was pretty fast. Roy Jones, has got to be the fastest for one punch i've seen.

Hunna
12-06-2004, 04:33 AM
Rjj was unbelievable, he takes the cake!

Swifty
12-06-2004, 06:13 AM
Roy Jones Jr.
Pernell Whitaker
Ali
Sugar Ray Leonard
Anthony Mundine



ANTHONY MUNDINE?!?

U gotta either be blind or an aussie.

Hunna
12-06-2004, 06:33 AM
Sorry guys, i missed a speed contender... choc Mundine, blistering speed, hes another guy who has a few speeding tickets under his belt ;)

TheGreat1
12-06-2004, 06:34 AM
Whitaker, M. Taylor, Mosley (B4 his lost),Sugar Ray Leonard and Ali for the HW division

through in RJJ and this list is perfect.

sssse
12-11-2004, 04:24 PM
Jones, Ali, Pep, Robinson, Mosley.

gogan
12-14-2004, 09:52 PM
sonny liston
george foreman
jack dempsey
!!!BUTTER BEAN!!!!

gogan
12-14-2004, 09:53 PM
that was a joke

joho
01-30-2005, 12:11 PM
floyd patterson
ali
robinson
tyson
leonard

jayrichardse
01-30-2005, 06:41 PM
meldrick taylor fastest fighter in history

DAX
01-31-2005, 05:27 PM
Willie Pep
Ralph Dupas (probably the best legs of any fighter that ever lived,
he could bounce for 15 rounds and never slow down)
Sugar Ray Robinson
Meldrick Taylor
Kid Gavilan ( gave Robinson two close fights)

jedihillis
01-31-2005, 08:01 PM
Ali
Haseem
Roy Jones
Ray Lenord
Mike Tyson (prime)

ShotgunSeanK
01-31-2005, 09:42 PM
Mike Tyson in his prime has got to be included

xrhythmxnxbluesx
01-31-2005, 11:42 PM
meldrick taylor ( he was tight too sad he's still fighting)
roy jones jr. ( he be putting his hands behind his bak and stik get the ko)
mike tyson ( in his prime i say he has the quickest and most powerful hands)
ali (because he's the greatest)
sugar 1 and 2 ( they were also fast...)

Hunna
02-01-2005, 12:15 AM
couldnt agree anymore....

Floydmayweather
02-01-2005, 12:33 AM
Top 5
Roy Jones The fastest ever ;)
Sugar Ray Leonard and Robinson
Pernell Whitaker Just fast all around
Ali The way he evade punches was unreal
Mayweather Very fast hands and great footwork

sakuragi
02-01-2005, 12:37 AM
ali
Sugar leonard
Sugar robinson
mike tyson
mayweather

Verbl_Kint
02-01-2005, 02:18 PM
Salvador Sanchez was pretty fast but nobody seems to have included him on their list.

SonnyJ
02-01-2005, 11:47 PM
walker smith junior. period.

Keleneki
02-02-2005, 09:09 AM
Sweet Pea, Taylor, RJJ, Camacho and Ali.

bonafuwa
02-03-2005, 05:44 AM
I just going to repeat 5 or 6 previous posts. From the fighters I've actully seen on tv:

Meldrick Taylor
Sugar Ray Leonard
Sugar Ray Robinson
Muhammad Ali (for a heavyweight, sheyt)
Sugar Shane Mosley (old, LW Mosley, not power boxing Mosley)

3 sugars, LOL!

The Golden Boy
02-03-2005, 06:41 AM
In no particular order:
- Roy Jones Jr.
- Sugar Ray Leonard
- Sugar Shane Mosley (LW version)
- Pernell Whitaker
- Muhammed Ali
- Anthony Mundine

ghostdancer
02-03-2005, 01:30 PM
tyson - ray robinson - naz - ali - ray leonard - patterson

Dynamite76
02-03-2005, 06:16 PM
In no particular order:
- Roy Jones Jr.
- Sugar Ray Leonard
- Sugar Shane Mosley (LW version)
- Pernell Whitaker
- Muhammed Ali
- Anthony Mundine

There is no way Anthony Mundine could rate over a Page,Dokes, or Howard Davis Jr.

efrenquimson
02-09-2005, 05:32 AM
roy jones
sugar leonard
dela hoya
ali
mosley

The Golden Boy
02-09-2005, 05:39 AM
There is no way Anthony Mundine could rate over a Page,Dokes, or Howard Davis Jr.

hmmm... being Australian maybe i'm a little bit biased.

rokness
02-09-2005, 11:31 AM
do you like juda

rokness
02-09-2005, 01:06 PM
clay, hag, chaves, hopkins, zoo

Inf
02-09-2005, 03:43 PM
^^^ u r a sick guy if u think hopkins is in top 5, ****... he's prolly not even in the top 25 when it comes to hand speed, but to me i think Meldrick Taylor had the fastest hands i've seen ever !

gravity62
02-09-2005, 08:08 PM
^I have to agree

1. Meldrick Taylor (my favorite fighter of all-time)
2. Sugar Ray Leonard (my second favorite)
3. Roy Jones

Boxhead2012
02-09-2005, 08:46 PM
1. Ray Leonard
2. Roy Jones
3. Meldrick Taylor
4. Muhammed Ali
5. Ray Robinson

SweetScience
02-10-2005, 01:07 AM
Hector Camacho - fastest hands and some great footwork.

czars_salad
02-10-2005, 02:46 AM
sugar ray leonard has to be the fastest

Imira
02-10-2005, 06:08 PM
-Ali
-Sugar Ray Leonard
-Willie Pep
-Billy Conn
-Shane Mosley
No particular order

tyson
02-12-2005, 08:40 PM
Muhammad Ali - His jab, from his hip, out and back down, was clocked to 0.26 seconds.
Sugar Ray Robinson - Jab got clocked to 0.37 seconds.
Roy Jones - Hits faster under water than you do over ;)
Mike Tyson - managed 7 punches in 1 second
George Foreman - just for the hell of it :)

M26
02-13-2005, 09:35 AM
Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, Sugar Ray Robinson, Roy Jones Jr, Mike Tyson

Dynamite76
02-13-2005, 03:51 PM
-Ali
-Sugar Ray Leonard
-Willie Pep
-Billy Conn
-Shane Mosley
No particular order

do you feel Shane Mosley is faster than Howard Davis jr? Is Billy Conn really faster than a Hector Camacho?

Imira
02-14-2005, 05:57 PM
do you feel Shane Mosley is faster than Howard Davis jr? Is Billy Conn really faster than a Hector Camacho?

I feel that Billy Conn used his speed to a greater advantage than Camacho so, yes. Haven't seen Howard Davis Jr. though so, I won't argue about a fighter unless I've seen them.

burnzone
02-23-2005, 04:49 AM
Roy Jones Jr.

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Naseem Hamed

Meldrick Taylor

Manny Paquiao

MotorCityCobra
03-14-2005, 12:50 PM
*1. Hector Camacho
*the rest:
~Meldrick Taylor
~Muhammad Ali
~Sugar Ray Leonard
~Sugar Ray Robinson

Martin (Top Knowledge)
03-15-2005, 11:17 AM
Muhammed Ali once said, "I'm so fast that I turn the light switch out and I'm in bed before the lights out"

RwK
03-15-2005, 11:25 AM
Sugar Ray Robinson
Pernell Whittaker
Prime Johnny Tapia
Muhammed Ali
Sugar Ray Leonard.

kapersky
03-15-2005, 05:29 PM
sugar ray leonard
muhamammed ali
meldrick taylor
EDIT: mike tyson when he attack

Boxhead2012
03-15-2005, 11:31 PM
Leonard
Robinson
Whitaker
Roy Jones
shane mosely

catskills23
03-20-2005, 04:36 PM
I wouldnt put prime tyson on the list , tyson had super fast hands and head movement but his feet werent super fast .

Dynamite76
07-25-2005, 07:13 PM
Sugar Ray Robinson
Pernell Whittaker
Prime Johnny Tapia
Muhammed Ali
Sugar Ray Leonard.

Tapia was fast, but could he go over a Camacho, or Davis jr?

Tha Greatest
07-28-2005, 05:45 AM
I think Hearns handspeed is VERY underrated...some of the fastest hands I've seen..

TheEvilSaint
07-28-2005, 08:32 AM
1. Muhammad Ali
2. Muhammad Ali (fast enough for two people)
3. Sugar Ray Leonard
4. Manny Pacquiao
5. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
6. Sugar Ray Robinson

honorable mentions: Pernell Whitaker, Jack Dempsey (have you seen his work?), Henry Armstrong, and Willie Pep

rocco1252
07-28-2005, 04:37 PM
Jones Jr
Ray Leonard
Ray Robinson
Ali
Mayweather Jr

No particular order
other tops:
M. Taylor
Whittaker

Ali_is_the_greatest17
07-29-2005, 07:08 PM
1)Ali
2)Sugar Ray Leonard
3)Tyson
4)Roy Jones Jr.
5)Dela Hoya

rge
08-10-2005, 10:14 AM
ricardo lopez
shane mosley (at welter)
roy jones jr
meldrick taylor
sugar ray leonard

Wasn't Mosley faster at lightweight?

razal
08-24-2005, 02:07 PM
[b]sr Robinson
Sr Leonard
Ali
Maxie Rosembloom
Archie Moore (for Sneak Knock Out Punch)

newedition112
09-07-2005, 10:38 AM
floyd mayweather, sugar ray leonard, ali, roy jones jr, mundine

karlygash
09-07-2005, 02:12 PM
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abyrvalg
09-08-2005, 04:45 PM
Ali, Jones jr, Tyson, Robinson, Leonard

Dynamite76
09-09-2005, 03:13 PM
Ali, Jones jr, Tyson, Robinson, Leonard

Did Ali and Leonard ever fight fighters who's speed approached theirs?

abyrvalg
09-10-2005, 03:19 PM
Did Ali and Leonard ever fight fighters who's speed approached theirs?

That's why they are one of the fastest fighters - becouse they faster than others

Dynamite76
09-11-2005, 02:39 PM
That's why they are one of the fastest fighters - becouse they faster than others

True, but some people have mentioned that Floyd Mayweather Sr. was about Ray's speed in their 1978 fight.

Gemini531
10-05-2005, 12:46 PM
Roy Jones Jr. , Sugar Ray Leonard,, Iron Mike Tyson, Pernell " Sweet Pea" Whitaker, and Cassius Clay
Sgr.R. Leonard
Jones.Jr
Tyson
cassiusclay
Ali

Verstyle
10-08-2005, 05:19 AM
ali and cassius clay r the same person retard

xzworks
10-08-2005, 05:34 AM
1.prime jones

Dempsey 1919
10-25-2005, 03:09 PM
In their prime and pound for pound, here it goes:

1) Muhammad Ali
2) Sugar Ray Robinson (only non-heavyweight on this list)
3) Larry Holmes
4) Floyd Patterson
5) Jack Johnson

realheavyhands
01-21-2007, 11:34 PM
delahoya was pretty fast

RockyMarcianofan00
01-22-2007, 12:34 AM
No order but -

Tyson
Ali
Jones
SR-Robinson
Pacquiao

others-
Dempsey had decent handspeed if memory serves...
as did Gatti

but I haven't watched Gatti in awhile so I may be off there....

Dynamite76
01-22-2007, 01:08 PM
delahoya was pretty fast

He was but Bernard Taylor and Donald Curry may have been faster.

Tuggers1986
01-22-2007, 01:13 PM
Sgr.R. Leonard
Jones.Jr
Tyson
cassiusclay
Ali

Please tell me thats a joke.

Two Fisted Piston
01-22-2007, 01:42 PM
1. Taylor

SRL
Camacho
SRR
Clay...like when he was actually called Clay

Sweet Pea
Mosley
Jones

Gemini531
02-08-2007, 09:16 AM
Mayweather - reflexes
Robinson
Leonard
Mosely
Patterson

Hydro
02-08-2007, 06:02 PM
All around speed: (hand speed, foot speed, reflexes, body movements, etc..)

Hector Camacho Sr.
Roy Jones Jr.
Muhammad Ali
Sugar Ray Leonard
Floyd Mayweather Jr.


Meldrick Taylor may have had faster hands than them but I wouldn't say his all around speed was up to them.

American_Ninja
02-08-2007, 06:31 PM
SRL
Mayweather
Tyson
M Taylor
Me @ 17 :D
Hearns

Verstyle
02-08-2007, 06:37 PM
All around speed: (hand speed, foot speed, reflexes, body movements, etc..)

Hector Camacho Sr.
Roy Jones Jr.
Muhammad Ali
Sugar Ray Leonard
Floyd Mayweather Jr.


Meldrick Taylor may have had faster hands than them but I wouldn't say his all around speed was up to them.

no tyson in that list.ahahaha your speaking of tyson when describing what i said.ahaha

Verstyle
02-08-2007, 06:39 PM
In their prime and pound for pound, here it goes:

1) Muhammad Ali
2) Sugar Ray Robinson (only non-heavyweight on this list)
3) Larry Holmes
4) Floyd Patterson
5) Jack Johnson

so larry holmes and jack johnson hands were faster then tyson's. u need to redo that. that dont even mention those ppls name when talking about fast hands

Dempsey 1919
02-08-2007, 06:40 PM
so larry holmes and jack johnson hands were faster then tyson's. u need to redo that. that dont even mention those ppls name when talking about fast hands

That was in 2005. My opinion changed.:tapedshut