Originally Posted by BadMagick
Marciano's got to be up there.
"When Marciano was destroying all challengers with his blockbuster assault, the U.S. Testing Co. was asked to measure the power of Rocky's wallop. Its findings:
"Marciano's knockout blow packs more explosive energy than an armour-piercing bullet and represents as much energy as would be required to spot lift 1000 pounds one foot off the ground." Boxing Illustrated December 1963"
I can't see someone hitting much harder than that.
i'd seen a special on boxing greats and snaps of marciano's fights are very telling that this guy depended heavily on body punches to win fights. he was like a raging bull!