Former WBC cruiserweight champion, Tony Bellew, has picked the two fighters he believes to be the biggest punchers across all weight divisions.
‘The Bomber’ was a big puncher himself, finding power as he matured in the sport and managing more stoppages at cruiserweight and heavyweight than he did at light-heavyweight.
After stepping up to the 200lb division in 2014, he stopped six opponents in his eight wins, as well as two back-to-back knockout victories at heavyweight over former world champion, David Haye.
Bellew retired in 2018, but is now a pundit for DAZN. On social media, he named Naoya Inoue and Gervonta Davis as the two biggest punchers in the sport – describing them both as “killers”.
Him or Davis is P4P the biggest puncher in the game! Both are killers..
— Tony Bellew (@TonyBellew) May 8, 2023
With a combined record 53-0 with forty-eight knockouts, it is hard to disagree with Bellew’s opinion, but their power is sure to be tested further as they progress up through the weight divisions.
Davis is still basking in his victory over Ryan Garcia last month, winning the most-anticipated fight of the year by a seventh-round knockout with a left-hook to the body that shut down his opponent.
Meanwhile, Inoue continues to chase greatness, as the three-division world champion moves up to super-bantamweight to challenge unified title-holder, Stephen Fulton.
‘The Monster’ is the only Japanese fighter to have ever been ranked as the number 1 pound-for-pound boxer by Ring Magazine, and will look to add to that legacy with a win over Fulton – widely regarded as the super-bantamweight division’s ruler – on July 25.