View Full Version : Hardest workers in history


glidesmack
05-23-2009, 02:03 AM
which fighters took hard work to a new level?

This is a tough question since almost all champions are hard workers.

Rocky Marciano has a rep, but angelo dundee says basilio trained harder. Basilio has quite a rep.

I'd also give any old champ who pickled their face into leather to prevent cuts the benefit of the doubt.

talip bin osman
05-24-2009, 08:26 AM
micky ward stayed @ 140 his entire career... (correct me if im wrong)

with all the usual "i cant make ______ pounds anymore prevalent from most contemporary fighters, this only goes to show how a hard worker ward was...

glidesmack
05-24-2009, 08:44 AM
mickey ward may have been a hard worker, but I don't give any points to staying at a certain weight. Fedor works hard and he's chubby.

All we're talking about is hard work. I heard Floyd Mayweather works 14 hours a day, though I haven't had that confirmed.

1SILVA
05-24-2009, 09:07 AM
mickey ward may have been a hard worker, but I don't give any points to staying at a certain weight. Fedor works hard and he's chubby.

All we're talking about is hard work. I heard Floyd Mayweather works 14 hours a day, though I haven't had that confirmed.

Glen Johnson and Bernard Hopkins. Look at the incredible shape they are in for such an advanced age

Slimey Limey
05-24-2009, 09:11 AM
In history it's easily Rocky Marciano. Stayed in superb shape his entire career which is the reason for his weight and stamina.

D-MiZe
05-24-2009, 09:13 AM
Marvin Hagler?

glidesmack
05-25-2009, 07:35 AM
Those are good answers.

It's a tough thing to gauge because a ton of professionals work their asses off. You hear about something crazy then it turns out a number of other guys do the same thing.

I think it comes down to a combination of intensity and duration.

Mugwump
05-25-2009, 08:25 AM
You can't knock Calzaghe's workrate. For a guy in his mid-thirties to be able to output 1,000+ punches per fight it takes tremendous fitness, will-to-win and ultimate dedication to training.

Miburo
05-25-2009, 08:52 AM
Marciano has a reputation as the most fanatically trained ever. Hagler has to be close though. Hopkins and Mayweather from recent times.

glidesmack
05-25-2009, 09:17 AM
good point about calzaghe, something he probably doesn't get enough credit for.