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Liver hook GOAT?

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  1. Liemann

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    First off, sorry if this has been asked a million times, but the search funtion don't very much like me.

    Who, in your mind has the greatest hook to the liver of all time? And i'm not talking about a particular shot, just liver hooks in general. Or other left hooks to the body.
    I'm not so at home with boxing history. That is to say, I know little about anything pre 2000 :p

    Reason I'm asking is because I belive it's one of my better punches, like I can feel my power is substianlly more with the liver hook than any other punch.

    Would be interesting to see how the best of the best throws it :icon_twis
     
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    Mickey Ward, Marco Antonio Barrera, Alexis Arguello, Julio Cesar Ch
     
  3. Liemann

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    Thanks! I'll have to watch some youtube now i think. I know most of those guys by name. Sadly though Sweden has some of the worst combat sports coverage in all of human history. Again thanks, i'll be sure to watch some vids :D

    edit/ I'd like to add Bernard Hopkins to your list.. Oh and Bas rutten, even though he's not a boxer, he's got the fascination lol.
     
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    Miguel Cotto has basically a sledgehammer attached to his forearm
    Hatton and RJJ have been pretty good at sneaking it in, they have more precise positioning, and arguably better delivery.
    I've heard a lot of guys talking about Mickey Ward when it comes to liver shots.
    Also, the name Ruben Olivares come up a lot.
     
  5. Liemann

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    Yeah I've heard Cotto has an insane one. Basically, I want so see how the pro's deliver it, what angle they use, how they move their hips and shoulders etc. I'm doing something right, so why not try to improve upon it right :)
     
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    Slaying a head-hunter with a liver punch is a sublime pleasure.

    Chavez and Duran immediatley come to mind.

    Whether you prefer fists or feet the punch to the liver is the game-ender!
     
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    Lucian bute has a great liver shot. He recently KO Andrade and knockdown Zuniga with liver shot.

     
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    Micky Ward - its like once he touches your liver, you'll be gasping for air.

    2nd Lucian Bute, that uppercut liver shot is really cool.
     
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    McCallum and Cotto instantly spring to mind.
     
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    Cotto is one of the current body snatchers. Looks like he's taking the rest of 2010 off though, so we won't see him announce a fight until next year. Most likely waiting for the Pacquiao/Margarito winner.

    Joe Frazier had a great left hook to the body.
     
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    mike the bodysnatcher mccallum
     
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    couple of other gifs i had on hand

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    My all time favorite is Gerry Cooney knocking Ron Lyle out of the ring with a liver shot. (at 3:15)



    Ricky Hatton against Jose Luis Castillo is a recent one that sticks out to me as particularly devastating.

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    Damn I forgot about him. Good call, he definitely should be on the list.
     
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    Irish had probably the prettiest left hook to the body in boxing history. He wasn't particularily powerful like a Frazier but his placment was perfect. Guys would be hunched over, covering up, elbows close to their hips and ribs, doing everything right and ward would pop a shot around their right elbow and drop them. Honestly, who has a left hook to the body as their one legit KO punch?

    The burton fight in the highlight was a great one and really was the fight that put him on the map before the gatti fights made him a cult hero. The commentators were talking smack about the fighter and how bad the fight was, then POW left hook to the body Burton goes down and it shut the commentators up.
     
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    XCuTioNeR Mundo Hispano FECARBOX Champion

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    Poor Poncho.
     
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    dont know about GOAT, but lucian bute has a hell of a body shot
     
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    that was an amazing shot
     

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