View Full Version : All-time Power Jabbers


BigStereotype
05-20-2011, 01:01 AM
Obviously Sonny Liston is up at the top of this list, but who are some other dudes who used the jab as not only a table-setter but a legitimate power threat?

SCtrojansbaby
05-20-2011, 01:04 AM
Wlad .

$BloodyNate$
05-20-2011, 01:24 AM
Wlad's is pretty decent I guess.

Lewis didn't have a bad one. Foreman whenever he would jab. Muhammad Ali definitely had a power jab. He had some nice pop. His power is kinda underrated a little.

New England
05-20-2011, 01:50 AM
ike quartey

$BloodyNate$
05-20-2011, 02:02 AM
Monzon could get some credit here his was nice.

Roy Jones had a rocket too.

Ziggy Stardust
05-20-2011, 02:09 AM
Obviously Sonny Liston is up at the top of this list, but who are some other dudes who used the jab as not only a table-setter but a legitimate power threat?

Larry Holmes. Like Liston he dropped guys with it.

Poet

Ziggy Stardust
05-20-2011, 02:11 AM
Joe Louis too: His was considered the best in Heavyweight history until Liston came along.

Poet

DeepSleep
05-20-2011, 02:41 AM
Quartey. His jab was like a tommy-gun firing.

Barn
05-20-2011, 06:57 AM
Hagler certainly didn't hold back with his right jab.

nachorjj
05-20-2011, 07:10 AM
Carlos Monzon

TheHolyCross
05-20-2011, 08:38 AM
miguel cotto

GF of Boxing
05-20-2011, 09:12 AM
Sonny Liston of course. You have to put the older George Foreman jab up there as well. Miguel Cotto and the Mike Tyson of old before Don King came in the picture. The Tyson that had Cus, Rooney, and Torres in his corner.

IronDanHamza
05-20-2011, 11:08 AM
Not necessarily a 'power jab' per se but an ATG jab that often gets slept on is the jab of Harold Johnson.

THE REED™
05-20-2011, 11:08 AM
ike quartey

This....................

The Surgeon
05-20-2011, 11:10 AM
In the game today id go with Miguel Cotto, he busts guys up with that jab, Cotto throws the jab like a jab Should be thrown - as a weapon and not just a range finder! He's dropped guys with it like Gomez and Clottey, Boom its like a pole fireing out at u which comes from his strong hand of course as he is a converted southpaw

Wlad Klitchko breaks hearts and faces his with his long jab

All time, Bazooka Quartey had a piston of a jab and would win fights off of the back of that shot alone

Sonny Liston is the obvious shout

Lennox Lewis had a heavy jab when he threw it with purpose (whichhe didnt always do)

RubenSonny
05-20-2011, 11:10 AM
Mayweather had/has a very stiff jab to the body.

goblin213
05-20-2011, 11:16 AM
Ken Buchanan also had a very stiff jab.

SCtrojansbaby
05-20-2011, 11:46 AM
Mayweather had/has a very stiff jab to the body.


I was just coming to post that Floyd's jab to the body is the stuff of legends

Steak
05-20-2011, 12:10 PM
Ive seen George Foreman KO an opponent with just his jab.

nomadman
05-20-2011, 06:37 PM
If we're just sticking to heavyweights then Wlad and Lennox obviously spring to mind. Lennox was literally stopping a 245lb man in Vitali dead in his tracks with the jab alone. He ripped guys faces up with it. Just an incredibly heavy and powerful jab. Wlad's jab is more snappy, and he doesn't put his weight into it so much, but it obviously has a devastating effect on his opponents, causing them to shell up after a few rounds. Comeback Foreman's jab was incredibly heavy, like a telephone pole ramming into guys' faces. Likewise Mercer (a very underrated jabber). Bruno's jab was very heavy as well, coming as it did from those broad bodybuilder's shoulders. Rahman might not be up there, but he deserves a mention too.

Terry A
05-20-2011, 07:57 PM
Sonny Liston, Larry Holmes, Joe Louis, Thomas Hearns, Pinklon Thomas all come to mind.

fight_professor
05-20-2011, 08:10 PM
Joe Louis's jab is said to have been powerful as hell.

Ziggy Stardust
05-20-2011, 08:27 PM
Sonny Liston, Larry Holmes, Joe Louis, Thomas Hearns, Pinklon Thomas all come to mind.

Thomas had a hell of a jab. To bad he wasted his career on blow :(

Poet

Scott9945
05-20-2011, 10:01 PM
Ive seen George Foreman KO an opponent with just his jab.

Vitali Klitschko put Herbie Hide down for the ten count with a left jab.

Scott9945
05-20-2011, 10:02 PM
Thomas had a hell of a jab. To bad he wasted his career on blow :(

Poet

Very underrated jab. Pinklon had one of the best heavyweight jabs ever.

joseph5620
05-20-2011, 10:33 PM
Vitali Klitschko put Herbie Hide down for the ten count with a left jab.




I think that fight was the first I had ever seen of Vitali on TV. They showed highlights of it on HBO. Hide was legitimately hurt from a jab and it showed on his face.

mr.thraz
05-21-2011, 01:29 AM
Sonny Liston, Joe Louis, Thomas Hearns, George Foreman, Duran at the lower weights.

studentofthegam
05-21-2011, 04:03 AM
ike quarteygood pick

Mayweather had/has a very stiff jab to the body.I was definitely thinking that too.

DLH had a good one also. I tend to think Holmes had the most effective power jab of them all. Wlad is right up there.

-Huey-
05-21-2011, 04:07 AM
Prime Oscar De La Hoya had a hell of a jab.

BIg Smoke
05-21-2011, 04:11 AM
Whata bout Marvin Hagler's right piston jab?

MANIAC310
05-21-2011, 04:53 AM
Riddick Bowe......

SeattleSeahawks
05-24-2011, 05:21 PM
If you didnt say Foreman then you are a idiot. Foremans jab pushed back everybody. Liston could only move people who were smaller than him ( Dont believe the bull crap Foreman states about how his jab couldnt back up Liston. Foreman says anything he thinks people want to here) Joe Louis could only back up 180 pound fighters. Holmes threw his jab all the time because the jab was all he had

Lewis jab would also be up on the list.

Ziggy Stardust
05-24-2011, 07:56 PM
If you didnt say Foreman then you are a idiot. Foremans jab pushed back everybody. Liston could only move people who were smaller than him ( Dont believe the bull crap Foreman states about how his jab couldnt back up Liston. Foreman says anything he thinks people want to here) Joe Louis could only back up 180 pound fighters. Holmes threw his jab all the time because the jab was all he had

Lewis jab would also be up on the list.

^^^^^ I believe we've just found our winner for the "Most Retarded Post Of The Month" award :jerk0ff9:

Poet

MRBOOMER
05-28-2011, 01:32 AM
Sergio martinez has a good stiff jab.
Winky wright
Hector camacho it was stiff and quick

Sam Donald
05-28-2011, 06:08 AM
Tyson
Holmes
Hearns
Liston
Louis
Foreman
Wlad
Lewis