View Full Version : PSI Punching Power Measurement Figures

06-25-2006, 06:35 PM
Aside from the infamous 1000 PSI measurement of Rocky Marciano's, can anyone think of other PSI scores recorded for fighters throughout history?

Apparently, Ring Magazine did an article on this during the '80's, and I have even heard rumors of tests done on Jeffries and Fitzsimmons.

06-26-2006, 06:35 PM
I can remember seeing an article in a boxing magazine about Jeff Shellberg scoring the highest of any fighter ever tested on the machine. The article mentioned that he scored higher than Marciano. Guess those scores don't mean too much...

Or, more likely, Marciano just had incredible abilities in other, non-power related areas--chin, reflexes, stamina, toughness, etc....

I believe that Chuvalo named an unknown journeyman as the hardest hitter he ever faced--oftentimes they'll be just as hard hitters as the top-rung heavies, but lack one or more essential qualities (perhaps toughness, agility, speed, whatever).

06-26-2006, 08:15 PM
check out boxing scene-- marciano article by casey--also psi further on the research site.

06-26-2006, 11:06 PM
are we defecting

06-27-2006, 03:09 PM
how do you mean?

06-28-2006, 12:37 PM

Just kidding just saw another thread it also said go to boxing scene . just struck me funny .


06-28-2006, 01:26 PM
oh yeah--i didnt get it at first. mike

12-09-2011, 07:54 AM
Fact: The maximum impact force of a strike is subjective and directly related to how hard the strike surface is i.e. the harder the surface, the more force produced.
Therefore it follows the measurement of ultimate force requires a solid surface like a wall. Not very practical for training at any level (particularly for the young or inexperienced) where the delivery of ultimate force is the clear objective. Hypothetically then, if each of the major sport goods manufacturers produced a force measurement system they would all read differently, depending on their individual hardness, making comparisons between different systems and more importantly data, impossible. Similarly previous technical studies measuring force (using an endless variety of test rigs) are all incomparable.
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04-29-2012, 12:57 AM
I read a newspaper article back at the turn of the century that had punching power stats for Bob Fitzsimmons, Jim Jeffries and Sam McVea...McVea measured as the hardest hitter among the three!