Which boxers had fists that should have been registered as lethal weapons?

Which boxers had fists that should have been registered as lethal weapons?

Post by rodmanst.. » Sat, 09 Feb 2013 00:02:05


Which Boxers were potentially the most dangerous of all?
 
 
 

Which boxers had fists that should have been registered as lethal weapons?

Post by para.. » Sat, 09 Feb 2013 05:27:01

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> Which Boxers were potentially the most dangerous of all?

There have been a good many boxers over the years that can be characterized as being dangerous punchers and rightfully so. The first name that comes to my mind is the former undisputed light heavyweight champion Bob Foster. His knockouts, several being of the one punch persuasion, were downright spectacular. It's no small wonder that Foster never killed an opponent during his career, but thankfully, that never happened.

 
 
 

Which boxers had fists that should have been registered as lethal weapons?

Post by sugarlansk.. » Tue, 12 Feb 2013 13:41:07

Gives us a chance to speak of Foster-Ahumada, one of the worst decisions ever. Also, it was painful to watch Foster whomp*** Tiger, one of the greatest middleweights of any era. We will be forever in his debt for getting rid of Gene Fullmer and Jose Torres, two of the all-time anti-favorites.

 
 
 

Which boxers had fists that should have been registered as lethal weapons?

Post by DCI » Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:23:26

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> Gives us a chance to speak of Foster-Ahumada, one of the worst decisions ever. Also, it was painful to watch Foster whomp*** Tiger, one of the greatest middleweights of any era. We will be forever in his debt for getting rid of Gene Fullmer and Jose Torres, two of the all-time anti-favorites.

Facts are facts: There has never been a conviction of a person who caused the death of another person because his fists were deadly weapons. Further, few, if any, deaths in the ring came about as the result of one punch.

DCI

 
 
 

Which boxers had fists that should have been registered as lethal weapons?

Post by para.. » Wed, 13 Feb 2013 06:29:45

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>>Gives us a chance to speak of Foster-Ahumada, one of the worst decisions ever. Also, it was painful to watch Foster whomp*** Tiger, one of the greatest middleweights of any era. We will be forever in his debt for getting rid of Gene Fullmer and Jose Torres, two of the all-time anti-favorites.<<

Wasn't a huge fan of "Chegui" either, though his fights with Tiger were classics - the 2nd being a razor close affair that could have gone either way. I remember Torres talking of coming out of retirement during Foster's reign as champion. Paraphrasing here, but he said something to the effect: "there is only one LHW who can defeat Foster. I am that man." Wisely, I think, he remained in retirement and avoided the same fate that befell Mr. Tiger.
 
 
 

Which boxers had fists that should have been registered as lethal weapons?

Post by Emanuel Ber » Wed, 13 Feb 2013 06:53:12

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> Further, few, if any, deaths in the ring came about as the result of
> one punch.

100% correct!

That's why the referee should never be hesitant to stop the fight if a
fighter has a closed eye (and thus cannot see and is punished
repeatedly on one side), if a fighter is out of it but to proud to go
down (just standing, not throwing), if a fighter is frozen by the
ropes, if a fighter put down, gets up, but falls immediately again -
also, if you are KOd, you should take a long break from competition
(and a short break even from training).

In general, your brain and body can recuperate from *a lot* when it
comes to any single incident, but repeated damage is a whole other
ball game.

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Which boxers had fists that should have been registered as lethal weapons?

Post by sugarlansk.. » Wed, 13 Feb 2013 07:00:43

Hadn't heard that tale; it's hilarious. Was in the Army in W. Germany when Floro struck down Torres; it was wonderful news. Florentino Fernandez handed Fullmer a beating but the fight was in Utah, where Gene always won.

Jose Torres had lots of friends; guess we can leave it at that.

 
 
 

Which boxers had fists that should have been registered as lethal weapons?

Post by paulkincai.. » Wed, 13 Feb 2013 07:49:27

On the subject of Florentino, Until a few days ago I wasn't aware of his recent passing at the age of 76. Exciting fighter to watch back in that era.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/01/29/3205786/boxer-florentino-fernan...

 
 
 

Which boxers had fists that should have been registered as lethal weapons?

Post by sugarlansk.. » Wed, 13 Feb 2013 11:02:02

Terrible news but thanxx for posting. When Joey Giardello left, never knew it until a year or so later. Next to Sonny Liston, Joey was second all-time favorite.

Floro was in top 10.