View Full Version : Hardest hitting Welter/Light/Middle?


RockyB
01-27-2010, 06:13 AM
ive got a question for you guys. i was going to ask this in NSB, bur from experience i know that it is not as serious in there.

so, who do you consider the hardest hitting welterweight of all time? name a few who can compete for the top spot.

i was also wondering about the lightweights and middleweights. myself, im pretty new to boxing (2years) so i really cant say for myself so, please help me out :)

mickey malone
01-27-2010, 06:33 AM
I'd say it's between Trinidad, Hearns and SRR, but it's all according to opinion.. Personally, i'd pick the hitman..

talip bin osman
01-27-2010, 08:57 AM
I'd say it's between Trinidad, Hearns and SRR, but it's all according to opinion.. Personally, i'd pick the hitman..

no julian jackson for you mr. malone?

Silencers
01-27-2010, 09:10 AM
Robinson at welterweight.

Ketchel or Jackson at middleweight.

For some reason I'm pulling a blank for a guy at lightweight.

Edit: Arguello for lightweight maybe?

talip bin osman
01-27-2010, 09:15 AM
Robinson at welterweight.

Ketchel or Jackson at middleweight.

For some reason I'm pulling a blank for a guy at lightweight.

what about john mugabi @ 154-160? or edison miranda @ 160?

Silencers
01-27-2010, 09:22 AM
what about john mugabi @ 154-160? or edison miranda @ 160?

They're hard punchers but Ketchel and Jackson are hard punchers, different level IMO.

black.ink
01-27-2010, 09:46 AM
At Welter, i'd say Robinson, followed by Hearns.

Middleweight - Jackson is number 1. Ketchel, Fitzsimmons and McClellan.

Lightweight is tough. Duran perhaps?

BennyST
01-27-2010, 09:47 AM
154? It would be Hearns and Jackson equal for me. I still can't look past the fact that Hearns knocked out Duran (no one else could, apart from Joppy when Duran was fifty and that wasn't really a knock out as such) as well as him moving up from WW to CW and still knocking guys out with one single punch.

160? Ketchel is of course a definite for MW I think.

147? Cuevas or Hearns again?

Langford could be in somewhere.

mickey malone
01-27-2010, 10:43 AM
no julian jackson for you mr. malone?
Sorry, i miss-read it as welter and light-middle..

Lew Jenkins - light
Tommy Hearns - welter
Stanley Ketchell - Middle

Good calls with Jackson and Mugabe, definitely 1 and 2 at light middle..

CarlosG815
01-27-2010, 12:03 PM
Purnell Whitaker

mickey malone
01-27-2010, 12:26 PM
Purnell Whitaker
Sweet Pea was a lot of things, but never a puncher..

CarlosG815
01-27-2010, 01:39 PM
Sweet Pea was a lot of things, but never a puncher..

I think his other abilities over shadow his punching power. I was watching a few of his fights yesterday on espn classics.

Looks like he was a puncher to me.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf9iZHHTBgQ

mickey malone
01-27-2010, 02:26 PM
I think his other abilities over shadow his punching power. I was watching a few of his fights yesterday on espn classics.

Looks like he was a puncher to me.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf9iZHHTBgQ
He certainly wasn't feather fisted with 17 KO's in 40 odd fights, but this is an All Time hardest hitters thread, and I just don't see how Whitaker can be there.. Most of his KO wins were against mediocre opposition.. With the exception of Jake Rodriguez, he beat, but never actually KO'd any of the top fighters of his era..

Obama
01-27-2010, 02:44 PM
Langford is probably the hardest puncher from WW to SMW. Foster gives him a run for his money at LHW. Fitzsimmons deserves to be mentioned from MW to LHW as well.

Jose Luis Lopez deserves a shout out @ WW simply because no one else will mention him.

I like Shane Mosley @ LW.

them_apples
01-27-2010, 03:57 PM
Hearns.

SRR wasn't as big of a hitter as Hearns, surprised so many people brought him up.

when it comes to raw power, it's Hearns or Julian Jackson.

One more round
01-27-2010, 06:47 PM
Hearns at welter
Probably Julian Jackson or McClellan at Middle
Lightweight hmm Arguello, maybe even Shane Mosley

Jim Jeffries
01-27-2010, 09:44 PM
Lightweight - Shane Mosley and Joe Gans hon mention Chavez
Junior welterweight - Aaron Pryor and Kostya Tszyu hon mention Chavez
Welterweight- Tommy Hearns then Tito Trinidad. hon mention Robinson
Junior middleweight - Julian Jackson or Tommy Hearns. hon mention John Mugabi
Middleweight - Roy Jones Jr or Stanley Ketchel. hon mention Hagler and Robinson

Bigdaddy_Vh
01-27-2010, 11:58 PM
Light-Mosely, Arguello
WW-Hearns, SRR
MW-Hagler/Mugabi

TheGreatA
01-28-2010, 12:49 AM
As for lightweights, Ike Williams has a deceiving KO record. On film he looks to be about the best hitter who ever fought at lightweight. Lew Jenkins was not the greatest boxer but worth a mention as far as punching power goes. Mosley of course could hit and can still hit at welterweight.

RockyB
02-08-2010, 04:04 AM
i can see a lot of the same names here, expected to see Hearns.

did not see Mosley comming though :D

mhager91490
02-08-2010, 08:44 AM
Edwin Rosario and Roger Mayweather need to me mentioned in the mix at lightweight, both were devestating punchers who are often overlooked.

Great call to the guy who mentioned Jose Luis Lopez. Another for the WW/MW discussion that should be mentioned is Freddie Steele.