Do you think boxers who can hit hard look like they can hit hard?

Do you think boxers who can hit hard look like they can hit hard?

Post by Donald A. Mille » Fri, 26 Sep 1997 04:00:00


Yo Jonathan Alexander

Danny "Little Red" Lopez looked like the before picture in a body
building ad, yet he was one of the hardest punchers in the history of
the Featherweight division. Bob Fitzsimmons, Jimmy Wilde, even Thomas
Hearns (dressed in street clothes) looked like 98 lb weaklings. That is
about what Wilde did weigh but those three are amongst the hardest
punchers pound for pound of all time. Big, Huge guys like Michael Dokes
& Chris Byrd on the other hand are a different story. If they hit a
regular guy, they'd destory him. They hit a world class heavy flush on
the chin and nothing.

Respectfully

Donald A Miller

 
 
 

Do you think boxers who can hit hard look like they can hit hard?

Post by Donald D. MacAngu » Sun, 28 Sep 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> Yo Jonathan Alexander

> Danny "Little Red" Lopez looked like the before picture in a body
> building ad, yet he was one of the hardest punchers in the history of
> the Featherweight division. Bob Fitzsimmons, Jimmy Wilde, even Thomas
> Hearns (dressed in street clothes) looked like 98 lb weaklings. That is
> about what Wilde did weigh but those three are amongst the hardest
> punchers pound for pound of all time. Big, Huge guys like Michael Dokes
> & Chris Byrd on the other hand are a different story. If they hit a
> regular guy, they'd destory him. They hit a world class heavy flush on
> the chin and nothing.

> Respectfully

> Donald A Miller

I never thought of Byrd or Dokes (?) as a "big huge guy".

Mike Weaver, on the other hand... the "Black Hurcules" was huge, and was
also the greatest one-punch knockout artist of them all.

... at least in the opinion of some, including Mike Tyson (refer to
Mike's comments after defeating Pinklon Thomas).

--
Big D

Don MacAngus, Santa Cruz, CA
http://www.earthlink.net/~bigdatsc/

 
 
 

Do you think boxers who can hit hard look like they can hit hard?

Post by SunnyBo » Mon, 29 Sep 1997 04:00:00

A part of what Donald A. Miller wrote follows:

Quote:
> Big, Huge guys like Michael Dokes
>& Chris Byrd on the other hand are a different story. If they hit a
>regular guy, they'd destory him. They hit a world class heavy flush on
>the chin and nothing.

       While I agree about Byrd, Michael Dokes certainly doesn't fit that
classification. "Dynamite" could do some serious damage with that big left hook.
     If he had stayed off the coke and remained concentrated, Dokes could
have been a great one. He even had good footwork early in his career before
he gained weight.
       SunnyBob1