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Fastest Hand speed Sugar Ray Leonard vs Meldrick Taylor

Posted: July 28th, 2010, 4:19 pm
by HappLoccc
Fastest Hand Speed Sugar Ray Leonard vs Meldrick Taylor

This I debate with friend for years between two of boxings pound for pound fastest hands of all time between Sugar Ray Leonard and Meldrick Taylor.
This one for me is even tough, both fighters in there prime had blazing hand speed and during there era perhaps had the fastest hands in boxing.
Sugar in his era the closet that came to matching his hand speed was Thomas Motor City Cobra/Hitman Hearns,
Meldrick Taylor's era perhaps Pernell Whitaker, Whitaker was just better defensively, not quite as fast as Taylor but had great movement and was fast on his feet as well which may generally with these attributes added make him just as fast, but hand speed alone Meldrick Taylor in his era was hands down the fastest, now match him and Sugar Ray Leonard against each other in there prime, that can be a tough one, I lean towards Sugar Ray Leonard just by a little on hands speed just by a little, very very close on this , Sugar Ray had for sure had a lot more power which makes is combos more effective.
Who do you say was fastest ?

Re: Fastest Hand speed Sugar Ray Leonard vs Meldrick Taylor

Posted: August 5th, 2010, 10:00 am
by Rayder
Sugar Ray was faster

Re: Fastest Hand speed Sugar Ray Leonard vs Meldrick Taylor

Posted: August 9th, 2010, 7:51 am
by oso1
I could have sworn I had posted on this topic? I think Meldrick Taylor was faster, not by much but yet faster. But, Sugar Ray's punches were more well placed and accurate, and like HappLocc already stated, more powerful.

Re: Fastest Hand speed Sugar Ray Leonard vs Meldrick Taylor

Posted: August 9th, 2010, 11:51 am
by Rayder
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Re: Fastest Hand speed Sugar Ray Leonard vs Meldrick Taylor

Posted: September 6th, 2010, 7:48 pm
by HappLoccc
Thanks for the video link, I have not seen Sugar Ray Leonard vs Floyd Mayweather Sr. since I was a kid, Ray's power and speed combo was great,

Re: Fastest Hand speed Sugar Ray Leonard vs Meldrick Taylor

Posted: September 12th, 2010, 1:53 pm
by alexalonso
wow