5 Heavy-Handed Boxing Lightweights
At Big Fight Weekend, amidst the thrilling lineup of memorable fights that have already taken place and are yet to unfold this year, we also want to keep you updated with breaking news and pay tribute to past and present fighters. Today, we aim to shed light on the remarkable prowess of 10 big-punching lightweights. These are fighters who provide some great betting odds whenever they are on the cards. We invite you to share your thoughts on how you would rank these fighters for their knockout power, considering their sports betting promotions and the excitement they generate among fans.
Biggest Punching Lightweights
Gervonta Davis or Canelo Alvarez…
— IFL TV (@IFLTV) May 9, 2023
Big Punching Lightweights: Gervonta Davis
Gervonta “Tank” Davis is one of the hardest punchers in the Lightweight division. His sheer physical strength and exceptional speed give him the ability to end fights in the blink of an eye. He throws devastating shots from an impressive array of angles, which has seen him win all 29 professional contests, with 27 by way of knockout. His most recent performance saw him knockout Ryan Garcia in the seventh round.
Isaac “Pitbull” Cruz
Issac “Pitbull” Cruz is currently ranked number 2, with the WBC. He won plenty of plaudits for his performance when stepping in at short notice against “Tank” where he lost via unanimous decision (116-112, 115-113, 115-113). His come-forward, aggressive style saw him frustrate his more fancied opponent. He does his best work in close quarters, where he showcases his power more effectively – which has seen him win 24 fights, with 17 by knockout.
Gustavo “El Electrico” Lemos is a name that came to many boxing fans’ attention when he destroyed Lee Selby in five rounds on March 26, 2022. Lemos showcased his power during this win, ripping body punches into Selby. The Argentine has won all 28 fights, with 18 coming by knockout. A big fight surely beckons for the Tres Arroyos native, who has shown he has the capabilities of joining the big punching lightweights club.
Frank “The Ghost” Martin didn’t start boxing until the age of 18, but that has not stopped the Detroit native from making a name for himself in the lightweight division. He has won all 17 contests, with 12 coming inside the distance. He uses his jab well – getting his opponents in range before showcasing his impressive power. Martin has Derrik James as his trainer and Errol Spence Jr as his promoter, which will help ensure “The Ghost” is progressed at the right pace.
Keyshawn “The Businessman” Davis is fast becoming one of the most talked about fighters in the lightweight division. He has won all eight professional fights and has knocked out 6 of those opponents. His latest fight saw him brutally stop experienced Anthony Yigit in the ninth round. Davis showed improvements during this fight – how he patiently set Yigit up before brutally stopping him with a well-placed right uppercut to the body.
I promise every time I fight y’all going to be ENTERTAINED.🎯 8-0(6ko) pic.twitter.com/Gwuw6BEjRE
— Keyshawn Davis (@KeyshawnDavis8) April 14, 2023
Outside of the five big punching lightweights we’ve mentioned, some other big punchers are vying for their share of the spoils at the top table. William Zepeda is a Mexican lightweight gaining some plaudits from his latest victory, a huge second-round KO over Jaime Arboleda. He showed impressive shot accuracy and intelligence in cutting the ring off for his opponent. A big fight surely beckons for the Mexican. Despite his recent loss to Tank Davis, it’s impossible to leave Ryan Garcia out of the big punching lightweight’s conversation. He has won 23 of 24 fights, with 19 coming by knockout.
His destruction of the experienced Javier Fortuna showed how devastating his power can be. He has lightening hand speed and packs a punch. If Garcia wants to reach the top, he certainly has the tools in his armoury. Shuichiro Yoshino and Albert Batyrgaziev are two other heavy-handed lightweights to watch. They have both shown impressive power during their fights.