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Old 07-11-2009, 05:10 PM #1
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Default History's Greatest Body Punchers?

This is an area for debate.. Throughout the sports history, many fighters have enforced vicious body punching as their trademark.. Of the old adage, that if you kill the body, the head will drop..

Who were these fighters?
Who was king of the body snatchers?
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Old 07-11-2009, 05:14 PM #2
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Some of my favorites include,

Rueban Olivares
Mike McCallum
Ike Williams
Mike Tyson
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McCallum, Chavez, Arguello
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There's been so many.

Mike McCallum was called the "Body Snatcher" for a reason. Roberto Duran had a vicious body attack. Julio Cesar Chavez and Henry Armstrong of course.

Alexis Arguello mixed in body shots extremely well with his head shots, especially his right uppercut to the body. Fighters like Chavez spend more time focusing on the body. Other fighters like Arguello select it at very opportune times when the opponent is more vulnerable there, and it'll help set up the follow up punch upstairs. Arguello's stoppage of Mancini is an example.

Mike Tyson was a destructive body puncher, as was Joe Frazier.
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here's a name that deserves a mentione

fred apostelli, a fierce bodypuncher
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Bob Fitzsimmons
Julio Cesar Chavez
Tony Zale
Mike McCaullum
Jake Lamotta
Roberto Duran
Henry Armstrong
Ricky Hatton
Micky Ward
Mike Tyson
Ike Williams
Roy Jones Jr

There's a good few plenty more. Just a good few..........

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McCallum
Barrera
Mosley
Chavez
Arguello
Whitaker

Barrera was a committed body puncher, he would focus on the chest only sometimes(Morales 1) and he was excellent at switching the attack from body to head (Paul Lloyd)

His left hook to the body of Wenton was a perfect punch.

I think he would of had trouble finding Hamed, if had not had the foresight to realize that Hamed uses a lot of upper body movement, so focus on hitting the body to stand him up for the head shots. That is exactly what Barrera did if you watch the fight, he went down stairs constantly with his combos and brought them back upstairs.

Left hook to the body of Ayala to.


For such a tall man i always thought Hearns was an underrated Body puncher.

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Hearns was a vicious, vicious puncher to the body, he definitely deserves a mention
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Some good calls.. Fitzsimmons, Duran, Chavez & Barrera especially..

Jack Dempsey, Tommy Morrison & Ricky Hatton are all worth a mention..
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carlos palomino IMO desrves a mention...

i dont know if he deserves to be on the list with his fairly limited skills & all... but i think micky ward was a terrific body puncher...
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