View Full Version : Top 10 body punchers of all time.


jakelamotta#1
08-06-2010, 12:42 AM
In your opinion who are the 10 greatest body punchers of all time ?

BigStereotype
08-06-2010, 01:28 AM
Gerard McClellan, Marco Antonio Barrera, Tito Trinidad, Joe Frazier, Julio Cesar Chavez, Roberto Duran (especially if you count the balls as part of the body)...those guys are all I can think of right now. Miguel Cotto jumps to mind, but I don't know if he's a top ten all timer.

RlCKY
08-06-2010, 01:56 AM
Cant give you ten, but i can give you the best and that is Rocky Marciano

Magnifico
08-06-2010, 02:06 AM
Joe Frazier
Henry Armstrong
Bernard Hopkins
Mike Tyson

Toney Loc
08-06-2010, 02:22 AM
Joe Frazier
Henry Armstrong
Bernard Hopkins
Mike Tyson

Mike McCallum

Mikhnienko
08-06-2010, 02:28 AM
Mike McCallum

The Body Snatcher good call.

Jirov

Miburo
08-06-2010, 04:01 AM
Depends on what you mean: body punching for damage or to open up the head? If the latter, SRR is maybe the greatest I've ever seen, almost all his combinations were based on it.

MonsieurGeorges
08-06-2010, 04:10 AM
Jake Lamotta is probably the most technically proficient body puncher although not the most damaging

in no order

Joe Louis
Tony Zale
Robert Fitzsimmons
Alexis Arguello
Jack Dempsey
Rocky Marciano
Roberto Duran
Julio Cesar Chavez
Ray Robinson
Ray Leonard
Joe Frazier
Mike McCallum

Magnifico
08-06-2010, 04:17 AM
Jake Lamotta is probably the most technically proficient body puncher although not the most damaging

in no order

Joe Louis
Tony Zale
Robert Fitzsimmons
Alexis Arguello
Jack Dempsey
Rocky Marciano
Roberto Duran
Julio Cesar Chavez
Ray Robinson
Ray Leonard
Joe Frazier
Mike McCallum

The fighters who are bolded are superior body punchers to the rest.

MonsieurGeorges
08-06-2010, 04:20 AM
The fighters who are bolded are superior body punchers to the rest.

ehh maybe. I would put Lamotta and Joe Louis at the top. Joe was just such a good short puncher, wherever he landed. everything was picture perfect, tight and unstoppable

JAB5239
08-06-2010, 04:28 AM
Tommy Hearns deserves a shout. Dude could be a lumber jack at times.

Magnifico
08-06-2010, 04:41 AM
Tommy Hearns deserves a shout. Dude could be a lumber jack at times.
Very true he was a true warrior.

them_apples
08-06-2010, 04:57 AM
Joe Frazier
Roberto Duran
Mcallum
Barrera


yeah they have all been said

NChristo
08-06-2010, 09:22 AM
Julio Cesar Chavez
Carlos Palomino
Joe Frazier
Tommy Hearns
Mike McCallum
James Toney
Joe Louis
Jake LaMotta
Alexis Arguello
Roberto Duran

Not in order, they're the best I can think of.

Virgil Caine
12-22-2012, 10:28 PM
This is not an answer to the thread, just a cool video.
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crold1
12-22-2012, 10:39 PM
Tommy Hearns deserves a shout. Dude could be a lumber jack at times.

Roy Jones was a sick body puncher too. Not just Hill...he dropped and/or hurt quite a few guys with rib shots. I remember him folding the typically tough Glenn Wolfe in half and making him quit with a hook underneath

taansend
12-23-2012, 02:40 AM
Roy Jones was a sick body puncher too. Not just Hill...he dropped and/or hurt quite a few guys with rib shots. I remember him folding the typically tough Glenn Wolfe in half and making him quit with a hook underneath

Ha, that was the fight I 'knew' Jones really had it. I mean we sort of knew from day one but the way he took apart Wolfe so quickly was incredible.

Next came the poncy win against Hopkins. By poncy I mean that you could tell it was a talented gym fighter against a genuine street tough guy. But by the time Jones fought Toney he'd got his man knackers.

I've been trying to think (through the fog of a two day drinking session) who are/were good body punchers. Not sure if anyone has mention Hatton but that was a big part of his game although he's probably not top ten.

McCallum was the best from my youthful days.

Mickey Ward was a bloody good one too. As was gatti.

Tony Zale's fights with Graziano were among the best trilogy of all time. Maybe more body shots in that lot than any other.

The Surgeon
12-23-2012, 07:07 AM
Lists are always a nightmare but here's my rough take on it

Mike McCallum
Julio Cesar Chavez
Carllos Palomino
Joe Frazier
Roberto Duran
Gerald McClellan
Marco Antonio Barrera
Tony Zale
Mickey Ward
Mike Tyson

Man so many great body punchers over the years, Hard to narrow it down! Id probably have a different list if asked tomorrow! A few for future lists - Santa Cruz, Alvarez and Matthysee