Originally Posted by #1Assassin
well he didnt say anything about them being punchers, in fact he mentioned they dont have a whole lot of power in those right hands.
but there are more important things than power and even though they have far from the most dangerous right hands of all time they are amongst the best. they can land right hands in so many diffrent ways and it is an effective weapon in every fight they have.
opponents cant take the punch away from them and they won plenty od fights and built strong legacies in the sport with their right hands as their premier offensive weapon. they will go down in history as some of the most unstoppabe and un avoidable punches in history, even if they dont carry a whole lot of power.
I didn't criticise their punches, 'cute with half-decent power' is a fair assessment. Nothing wrong with them. They're two of the best right hands in the game today. But 'historically', we are talking about literally hundreds of fantastic right hand punchers.
Do you think that if any of the foremost boxing historians were asked to complile lists of the top 20 right hand punchers in history that Mayweather or Hopkins would be close?
You'd find lists littered with names like Louis, Marciano, Wilde, Hearns, Foreman, Shavers, Baer, Robinson, Saddler, McClellan or Jackson.
Ali had a beautiful lead right hand, see the Foreman fight. But sadly the rights which have less than thunderous impact will probably be held in less prestige 'historically' as time goes on.