Originally Posted by Scott9945
Lyle was a powerful man, but he lacked the speed or snap on his punches that other big punching heavyweights have/had.
You don't necessarily need speed and snap to be a powerful puncher, as Foreman and Liston attest to, and Lyle was certainly quicker handed than both. What he didn't possess, I think, is their solidity. His whole upper body was rooted on a rather flimsy foundation.