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Old 06-11-2005, 06:22 PM #1
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In 2003, the writers of Ring Magazine published a ranking of the 100 greatest punchers of all-time. Not unlike an all-time pound-for-pound ranking, this list compares fighters across different weight categories and different eras. As such, it's entirely open for debate ...

1. Joe Louis
2. Sam Langford
3. Jimmy Wilde
4. Archie Moore
5. Sandy Saddler
6. Stanley Ketchell
7. Jack Dempsey
8. Bob Fitzsimmons
9. George Foreman
10. Earnie Shavers
11. Sugar Ray Robinson
12. Ruben Olivares
13. Wilfredo Gomez
14. Rocky Marciano
15. Sonny Liston
16. Mike Tyson
17. Bob Foster
18. Thomas Hearns
19. Khaosai Galaxy
20. Alexis Arguello
21. Carlos Zarate
22. Max Baer
23. Rocky Graziano
24. Matthew Saad Muhammad
25. Julian Jackson
26. Danny Lopez
27. Gerald McClellan
28. Roberto Duran
29. Rodrigo Valdez
30. Felix Trinidad
31. Pipino Cuevas
32. Jim Jefferies
33. Lennox Lewis
34. Bennie Briscoe
35. Marvin Hagler
36. Edwin Rosario
37. Tommy Ryan
38. John Mugabi
39. Joe Frazier
40. Carlos Monzon
41. Tony Zale
42. Michael Spinks
43. Joe Gans
44. Elmer Ray
45. George Godfrey
46. Naseem Hamed
47. Alfonso Zamora
48. David Tua
49. Cleveland Williams
50. Julio Cesar Chavez
51. Tiger Jack Fox
52. Joe Walcott
53. Gerry Cooney
54. Al (Bummy) Davis
55. Max Schmeling
56. Florentino Fernandez
57. Henry Armstrong
58. Bob Satterfield
59. Al Hostak
60. Jesus Pimentel
61. Eugene (Cyclone) Hart
62. Lew Jenkins
63. Harry Wills
64. Tom Sharkey
65. Terry McGovern
66. Jersey Joe Walcott
67. Kostya Tszyu
68. Leotis Martin
69. Buddy Baer
70. Donovan (Razor) Ruddock
71. Jose Luis Ramirez
72. Tommy Gomez
73. Jose Napoles
74. Kid McCoy
75. Antonio Esparragoza
76. Ricardo Moreno
77. Evander Holyfield
78. Ike Williams
79. Luis Firpo
80. Ricardo Lopez
81. Humberto Gonzalez
82. Bobby Chacon
83. Jock McAvoy
84. Eduardo Lausse
85. Eder Jofre
86. Charley Burley
87. Mike McCallum
88. Salvador Sanchez
89. Roy Jones Jr.
90. Rodolfo Gonzalez
91. Nigel Benn
92. (Irish) Bob Murphy
93. Paul Berlenbach
94. Battling Torres
95. Chalky Wright
96. George (K.O.) Chaney
97. Andy Ganigan
98. Fred Fulton
99. Ingemar Johansson
100. Charley White

Source: Ring Magazine (2003)

I'd like to hear some thoughts and opinions.

I have a problem with Hagler being 17 spots behind Hearns.

Henry Armstrong only 57?
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Old 06-11-2005, 07:53 PM #2
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You have to remember that the list is p4p. Hagler was nowhere near the puncher Hearns was in his prime at 147. Hearns' right had was possibly the most devastating punch in welterweight history and Hagler wasn't much of a one-punch knockout artist.

Henry Armstrong was an accumulation puncher.
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Old 06-11-2005, 08:24 PM #3
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You have to remember that the list is p4p. Hagler was nowhere near the puncher Hearns was in his prime at 147. Hearns' right had was possibly the most devastating punch in welterweight history and Hagler wasn't much of a one-punch knockout artist.

Henry Armstrong was an accumulation puncher.
Even at Featherweight? I know he wasn't as strong p4p at lightweight and welterweight.

I always thought 154 was a much more natural weight for Hearns.
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Old 06-11-2005, 09:11 PM #4
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david tua was ranked higher than armstrong
yah right
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Old 06-21-2005, 01:50 AM #5
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Having Sonny Liston and Michael Spinks so high on the list compared with the other boxers is a bit of a joke
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My idol Salvador Sanchez shouldn't be there....he's not a puncher at all. He breaks down opponents.
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So muhammad ali is not a puncher? Damn, I wonder what his sport is!!!
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Ali was a terrible puncher. His hitting technique was much worse than Liston, who does belong where they put him. While Ali was quick, but he did not sit down on his punches enough, did not point his weight behind them.

Liston was quick, extremely powerful, and threw in combinations during his prime. Don't judge Liston by his fight with Ali; his best days were behind him at that point. In his prime he was a monster and many thought he would be the next Joe Louis. He didn't quite live up to the Brown Bomber, but that was due to his heart and not his ability or skill.
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I have a problem with Hearns NOT being top 15 and I have a problem with Mike McCallum being #87. I think he is quite possibly one of the most overlooked champions ever. He was a very sharp, accurate, and hard puncher in his prime and even into the twilight of his career.
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I think Marvin Hagler is actually too high. He was NOT a 1 shot puncher at all. He KO'd guys from accumulation.

I also say that Julian Jackson should be in the top 10.
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