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    Default Fighters with most underrated power

    there are a few fighters who actually packed a lot more power than given credit for just due to a lack of KO wins, a few that come to mind are Whitaker, Finito Lopez, and Mayweather

    what are a few others?

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    Default Re: Fighters with most underrated power

    Most recently, Timothy Bradley.

    He lacks Knockout wins and overall is power is average but his right hand has some pop.

    He was able to drop Witter, Cherry and Peterson with well placed right hands and was able to rock a natural welterweight in Abregu.

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    Agree mayweathers power is underrated. I'd love to see him stand toe on toe with fighters a bit more, I personally think he would do damage.

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    Default Re: Fighters with most underrated power

    Bradley's a good example, any others?

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    Default Re: Fighters with most underrated power

    Quote Originally Posted by Tam Seddon View Post
    Agree mayweathers power is underrated. I'd love to see him stand toe on toe with fighters a bit more, I personally think he would do damage.
    He stood in range against Mosley and Ortiz and he was brilliant.

    I agree he should continue to do it except against Pacquiao. He's gotta be a counter puncher to beat Manny.

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    I don't think Bradleys power is much. Any other top 140 fighter i.e. Khan, Maiadana, would have Casamayor out of there a lot quicker. He didn't really trouble such a faded fighter like Casamayor IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tam Seddon View Post
    I don't think Bradleys power is much. Any other top 140 fighter i.e. Khan, Maiadana, would have Casamayor out of there a lot quicker. He didn't really trouble such a faded fighter like Casamayor IMO.
    Bradley's power isn't great but his right hand has some good pop. It's certainy underated.

    Maidana's power is very overated. He couldn't stop a shot Morales or Corley.

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    Default Re: Fighters with most underrated power

    Vitali very unappreciated power puncher.
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    I think method and mechanics gets lost in judging power at times. One shot power is great but to me a crisp combination puncher has very simiiar power. I always think of Holyfield like that. I think his left hook was underrated.

    Bradley has good pop but he gets way to right hand and left hook happy at times. Watching his fight with awkward Abregu was almost like two fight, all left hooks and then right hands. When moving and combination punching he's a main force.

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    Default Re: Fighters with most underrated power

    what I mean is the fighter's I mentioned had a lot more pop in their punches than what their records indicate, they just usually would compromise their power to either capitalize on their speed, or be more effective with countering shots, but all 3 really had devastating power (yes even Whitaker)

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    Evander Holyfield, he was never the big 1 punch KO artist his peers were but he could put some pop in his punches. (Though he was usually aided by his head)

    Bernard Hopkins, same as Evander.

    Sergio Martinez, though the Williams KO was a big time power punch.

    Felix Sturm, he kept De la Hoya at bay for an entire fight. Marked him up pretty bad too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Kabong View Post
    Evander Holyfield, he was never the big 1 punch KO artist his peers were but he could put some pop in his punches. (Though he was usually aided by his head)

    Bernard Hopkins, same as Evander.

    Sergio Martinez, though the Williams KO was a big time power punch.

    Felix Sturm, he kept De la Hoya at bay for an entire fight. Marked him up pretty bad too.
    well but he's followed it up by showing he has thudding power, and the KO against Cintron backs it up as well (fuck what the record books say he KTFO Cintron and then won a UD in the same night)

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    Default Re: Fighters with most underrated power

    Remember Rockin Rodney Moore the guy didnt have many KOs then went on a fantastic KO run of fellow contenders.

    Also Herol Graham for a safety first guy , he stopped alot of fighters , just below world level.

    Second to Nunn also showed great power when he starched Sambu Kalambay in 1.

    Light punching Sven Ottka showed power when he KOED Tony Mundine.

    Mike Sprott also not a big puncher 1 punch KOED Fraudley Harrison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugilistic View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tam Seddon View Post
    I don't think Bradleys power is much. Any other top 140 fighter i.e. Khan, Maiadana, would have Casamayor out of there a lot quicker. He didn't really trouble such a faded fighter like Casamayor IMO.
    Bradley's power isn't great but his right hand has some good pop. It's certainy underated.

    Maidana's power is very overated. He couldn't stop a shot Morales or Corley.
    I wasn't too impressed to be honest. He should of had Casamayor out a lot earlier, I remember watching that fight thinking he has pretty much nothing behind his punches. He would be a lot better if he had more power. However I think Bradley is still a great champion and uses his boxing ability really well to get through fights. He doesn't nesacarly need great power to win fights, although if he did have it he would be an even tougher opponent than he already is.

    Morales is a Mexican great and Manny blasted him, but Maidana isn't no manny. I don't see any fighter IMO stopping Morales at the moment at 140, not even Khan.
    Last edited by Tam Seddon; 12-09-2011 at 12:29 AM.

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    Default Re: Fighters with most underrated power

    What about Amir Khan?

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