View Full Version : Give me your top 5 best LEFT HOOKS in HEAVYWEIGHT history?


Bushidō
10-12-2009, 12:15 AM
Who do you guys got?



I mean Left Hookers. Not just from one fight

Slotff
10-12-2009, 12:17 AM
In no order

Tua
Frazier
Morrison
Tyson
Ruddock

Are up there. Probably forgot someone obvious.

Bushidō
10-12-2009, 12:18 AM
In no order

Tua
Frazier
Morrison
Tyson
Ruddock

Are up there. Probably forgot someone obvious.

Morrison had an unbelievable hook but no defense

Ziggy Stardust
10-12-2009, 12:18 AM
1. Joe Frazier
2. Joe Frazier
3. Joe Frazier
4. Joe Frazier
5. Joe Frazier

Poet

JAB5239
10-12-2009, 12:30 AM
In no order

Tua
Frazier
Morrison
Tyson
Ruddock

Are up there. Probably forgot someone obvious.

For all his other faults, Gerry Cooney MAY have had the best left hook in heavyweight history. I know its sacrilege to mention his name in the same sentence as Frazier, but I honestly think Cooney's hook was equally as valuable and even more devastating.

mickey malone
10-12-2009, 05:14 AM
For all his other faults, Gerry Cooney MAY have had the best left hook in heavyweight history. I know its sacrilege to mention his name in the same sentence as Frazier, but I honestly think Cooney's hook was equally as valuable and even more devastating.
Cooney has to be up there..

BattlingNelson
10-12-2009, 05:31 AM
The best hookers has already been mentioned in the thread. A ranking could be like this:

1: Frazier
2: Cooney
3: Morrison
4: Tyson
5: Tua

I don't know about Ruddock. Though awesome the smash was more of a hybrid uppercut/hook.

JAB5239
10-12-2009, 05:39 AM
The best hookers has already been mentioned in the thread. A ranking could be like this:

1: Frazier
2: Cooney
3: Morrison
4: Tyson
5: Tua

I don't know about Ruddock. Though awesome the smash was more of a hybrid uppercut/hook.

True. And it wasn't used with the same consistent effect as the others. when it did land though, look out!

TheGreatA
10-12-2009, 08:40 AM
Some of Gerry Cooney's best left hooks:

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sonnyboyx2
10-12-2009, 08:43 AM
Henry`s Hammer

Mersey
10-12-2009, 08:54 AM
The best hookers has already been mentioned in the thread. A ranking could be like this:

1: Frazier
2: Cooney
3: Morrison
4: Tyson
5: Tua

I don't know about Ruddock. Though awesome the smash was more of a hybrid uppercut/hook.

That's exactly the same as my list too. Good list.

BattlingNelson
10-12-2009, 08:58 AM
Henry`s Hammer
:pat:

Oh yeah how could I forget. Cooper definetely deserves a mention.

TheGreatA
10-12-2009, 09:00 AM
Floyd Patterson had a very good left hook as well. So did Sonny Liston.

Yaman
10-12-2009, 09:03 AM
Don't forget about Evander Holyfield. One of the fastest and most accurate left hooks.

mickey malone
10-12-2009, 09:24 AM
:pat:

Oh yeah how could I forget. Cooper definetely deserves a mention.
For sure!... Ali certainly wasn't the 1st to get dropped by the Ammer.. But I also believe, he WAS the 1st to get up from it!
He KO'd several opponents in Europe with it, and it kind of became his trademark..