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Who do you think was the fastest heavyweight?
 

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I voted for Ali because he had incredibly fast hands for a heavyweight, Patterson and Holmes wer prety close though. Tyson was on the list because he had incredibly fast combo's to be rivaled with Ali Holmes and Patterson. If you have anyone else that you think was really fast, please post about them. (they must be heavyweight though)
 

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This would depend on if your looking for hand speed or foot speed or both. If it's both, it would be Ali, if it's just hand speed, Patterson had the fastest hands, if it's foot speed, Ali would come out on top.

I am going with both hand speed and footwork, so I am going to vote for Ali. Ali had fast hands and footwalk and his combination punches and jabs were the fastest of any Heavyweight in history.

PS- I would also put in Tunney
 

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im voting ali to for the reasons posted above but mike is a very close second, tyson was brutaly fast.
 

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tommygunn said:
im voting ali to for the reasons posted above but mike is a very close second, tyson was brutaly fast.
Only with combos, other than that he was average.
 

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Only with combos, other than that he was average.
no bill tyson was awsome, i know you dont like him because he brutalised your hero holmes but give credit dude young tyson was a speedster single punch or combo.
 

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no bill tyson was awsome, i know you dont like him because he brutalised your hero holmes but give credit dude young tyson was a speedster single punch or combo.
I could care less that he beat an old, rusty Holmes, I don't like his dirty fighting, and his lack of respect to everyone. Tyson had a slow jab and right, but he had great hook and uppercut combo's. By the way he is barely not in my top 10 heavy weights, he is like 11 or 12.
 

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Ken Norton

I always thought that he was the only heavyweight that was faster than Muhammad Ali.
Norton was slower than Ali, Norton had a very awkward style...
 

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bill1234 said:
Norton was slower than Ali, Norton had a very awkward style...
Your opinion... but Norton was a track and field champion during high school and because of him... they had to invoke "The Ken Norton rule"... and I just thought he was that slighest bit faster than Muhammad Ali... not by much... but just a tiny bit faster!!!:thumbsup:
 

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Your opinion... was Norton was a track and field champion during high school and because of him... they had to invoke "The Ken Norton rule"... and I just thought he was that slighest bit faster than Muhammad Ali... not by much... but just a tiny bit faster!!!:thumbsup:
Norton grew up in the upper middle class like Ali, and he was always athletic and liked most sports. He joined the armed force's and started boxing from there.
 

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I'm amazed

I know this thread is 2 years old but I stumbled upon it and just had to respond...

Most if not all of you are wrong and many of you even talked about the fight where this was answered...

in the Pre-Fight to Tyson - Holmes they spoke to the speed of the young Mike Tyson noting that his 4 punches in under a second were the fastest for any Heavyweight Boxer Ever which if you think about it 4 punches in that time span is incredibly fast for a man that size.

As for those hating on Tyson, the man was flat out awesome when he was younger and it wasn't until his Dad / Trainer died that he went down hill... Of course Cus dying and that Bozo halfwit Don King Firing Kevin Rooney sealed Mike Tyson's fate for good as he's much too old to make a serious run at the title now.
 

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Not sure why Holmes is even in the discussion. Can't believe I'm the only one who picked Patterson. He clearly had faster hands than Ali. :laugh:
Larry's straight punches could be incredibly fast in his prime. It's currently a toss up between Patterson and Ali with me, with me currently leaning towards Patterson. His inside-mid range speed was awesome. Ali's flurries were extremely fast too, but they did little damage.
 

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Larry's straight punches could be incredibly fast in his prime. It's currently a toss up between Patterson and Ali with me, with me currently leaning towards Patterson. His inside-mid range speed was awesome. Ali's flurries were extremely fast too, but they did little damage.
The speed of Holmes jab impressed me. That's about it.
 

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Hand Speed Patterson wins by a long way, but it was proved in fights with Liston and Ali that his footspeed was poor...and he was the wrong fighter for the style Cus was teaching him (unlike Tyson).

Leon Spinks could be here too, not a great fighter but he had some hand speed.
 

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The speed of Holmes jab impressed me. That's about it.
His right was very fast too in his prime. Against Cooney he threw 2 consecutive right crosses in the speed many fighters would have thrown a 1-2.
 

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His right was very fast too in his prime. Against Cooney he threw 2 consecutive right crosses in the speed many fighters would have thrown a 1-2.
flashes of speed and consecutive speed are entirely different. I believe I saw Patterson throw 6 punches in 1 second once. Not like he could sustain that for the whole fight.
 
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