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MeccaOfBoxing
08-11-2010, 10:25 PM
Which fighter has the best left hook?

CarlosG815
08-11-2010, 10:30 PM
Without question Joe Frazier had the greatest left hook in heavyweight history. It was snappy and extremely powerful.

BigStereotype
08-11-2010, 10:32 PM
Frazier, maybe? Or Tito Trinidad...Chavez's hook was pretty damn devastating, too. In the last few years, gotta look at Barrera, De La Hoya, Jose Luis Castillo, Miguel Cotto and Diego Corrales. I don't think any of them compare to Smokin Joe, Tito or JCC, but they were feared weapons.

CarlosG815
08-11-2010, 10:35 PM
Frazier, maybe? Or Tito Trinidad...Chavez's hook was pretty damn devastating, too. In the last few years, gotta look at Barrera, De La Hoya, Jose Luis Castillo, Miguel Cotto and Diego Corrales. I don't think any of them compare to Smokin Joe, Tito or JCC, but they were feared weapons.

Oscar had a deadly left hook. Lightning fast and extremely powerful. Cotto is a natural at throwing deadly left hooks to the body as well.

Tyson also had a great left hook.

Spartacus Sully
08-11-2010, 10:37 PM
every great puncher had a great left hook.

best id have to go with a tight shifted left hook off the bob from dempsey that he used to take down willard the first time or fitzsimmons double shift left hook that he used to take out corbett.

NChristo
08-11-2010, 10:43 PM
Joe Louis' had a very good left hook, explosive, powerful, great timing / accuracy and he always positioned himself perfectly for it.

Ray Robinson should be worth a mention, what he did to Fullmer was a thing of beauty. Bob Foster as well had a great left hook.

Can't really say who had the best.

r.burgundy
08-11-2010, 10:44 PM
mike tyson hands down.roy jones jr also

Megamasterking
08-11-2010, 11:08 PM
Frazier for sure, one guy who deserve a mention is Matthew Hilton, not an ATG but he had one of the best left hook you could have. I have trained with that guy and saw the damage that left hook could do, unbelievable power, trust me on that one...

BigStereotype
08-11-2010, 11:22 PM
Frazier for sure, one guy who deserve a mention is Mathew Hilton, not an ATG but he had one of the best left hook you could have. I have trained with that guy and saw the damage that left hook could do, unbelievable power, trust me on that one...

Sorta don't, have any examples? If this is for real, though, nice find.

Miburo
08-11-2010, 11:23 PM
To mention new names, Arguello...and although some people may not like it, I'm sorry but Tua has to be on the list.

wccole81
08-11-2010, 11:46 PM
I cannot believe no one has said Charlie Z so far...:banana:

CarlosG815
08-11-2010, 11:48 PM
To mention new names, Arguello...and although some people may not like it, I'm sorry but Tua has to be on the list.

I agree Tua had one of the most powerful devastating left hooks of all time.

Megamasterking
08-11-2010, 11:49 PM
Sorta don't, have any examples? If this is for real, though, nice find.

Well it was a easy find for me since he's the pro "also a WC" who taught me how to give a good left hook! I will to try to find an article in The Ring Magazine from 1988-92. In that article they were saying that Matthew Hilton had the most powerful left hook P4P in history. I think they went to far with that, but it does prove that Mathew had a lot of power.

JAB5239
08-11-2010, 11:57 PM
Sorta don't, have any examples? If this is for real, though, nice find.

I believe it. Hilton wasn't great but he was a world class fighter and former champ. Unless you've actually sparred and worked out with fighters on this level its difficult to understand. They're just on another level.

Bright-Eyes
08-12-2010, 11:54 AM
Donald Curry's left hook was brilliant.

In terms of speed,power,technique,accuracy and timing,perhaps the best of the modern era.

Vadrigar.
08-12-2010, 12:13 PM
Without question Joe Frazier.

sonnyboyx2
08-12-2010, 04:55 PM
Frazier for sure, one guy who deserve a mention is Matthew Hilton, not an ATG but he had one of the best left hook you could have. I have trained with that guy and saw the damage that left hook could do, unbelievable power, trust me on that one...

Frazier for me and i agree Mathew Hilton had a brutal left hook as well as `Henry`s Hammer`..

boxing boy
08-13-2010, 02:52 PM
Smokin' Joe Frazier

Sonny Liston also had a very good left hook.

The Surgeon
08-13-2010, 03:50 PM
Joe Frazier is the obvious choice.

SRR had a wicked hook, ask Fullmer!

Tyson's was sweet to, short on the inside, leaping, body or head, off the weave - it didnt matter it was lethal.

Bob Foster also comes to mind

I love Trinidad's too the way he whips it in