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The 10 Biggest Power Punchers In Boxing History Have Been Named And Ranked

The 10 Biggest Power Punchers In Boxing History Have Been Named And Ranked

George Foreman has been named the hardest-hitting heavyweight of all time ahead of fellow boxing legend Mike Tyson.

'Big' George, 71, captured the heavyweight championship twice in his illustrious fighting career and was widely feared for his destructive punching power.

Foreman fought professionally 81 times and notched up an incredible 76 victories, with a staggering 68 wins coming by way of knockout.

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The Daily Mirror compiled the rankings and placed the boxing legend top of a star-studded list of fighters, both past and present.

The newspaper pointed out the way Foreman 'lifted Joe Frazier a foot off the floor was shocking' and how he easily 'mowed down' Ken Norton.

Tyson, who was named in the top 10 boxers of all time by fans, finished behind Foreman in the rankings.

The 54-year-old legend built a formidable reputation in the 1980s and was feared for his powerful punching and signature 'peek-a-boo' style.

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'Iron' Mike also boasted an impressive knockout record of 44 in 58 professional fights.

The Mirror said that Tyson 'wouldn't hit with one punch, he sprayed you with four or five at speed, tearing people apart.'

Deontay Wilder, who boasted a superior knockout record over Tyson in their first 42 fights, surprisingly ranked 10th on the list.

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The 34-year-old former WBC champ has notched up a staggering 41 knockout victories in 44 professional bouts.

And Wilder's only defeat inside the squared circle came in February during his blockbuster rematch with fierce rival Tyson Fury.

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Posted below are The Mirror's picks for the 10 biggest punchers in heavyweight history.

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10. Deontay Wilder

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9. Lennox Lewis

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8. Sonny Liston

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7. Rocky Marciano

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6. Joe Louis

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5. Jack Dempsey

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4. Jack Johnson

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3. Earnie Shavers

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2. Mike Tyson

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1. George Foreman

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Topics: Mike Tyson, Boxing News, Rocky Marciano, Boxing, Joe Louis, Lennox Lewis, Deontay Wilder, George Foreman

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]