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Analysis of the height of power

Exploring the differences of heavy hands versus speed-based power

Updated: July 3, 2013, 7:24 PM ET
By Nigel Collins | ESPN.com

I've never taken a punch in the head from a professional boxer. If I had, I probably wouldn't have enough brain cells left to write about it. But back in the 1970s, when I was a regular visitor at Joe Frazier's Gym in North Philly, middleweight contender Bennie Briscoe occasionally gave me a love tap on the upper arm as he walked past.

It was a gesture of recognition from a bona fide badass, and as much as I cherished the acknowledgement, my arm always ached the next day. Briscoe had what ...

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