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Monday, 09 December 2013 00:16

Speed: Can an elite boxer strike quicker than a rattlesnake? (Video)

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How does a boxer's handspeed compare to one of nature's fastest strikers?
Sport Science called on then-light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson to test fist vs fangs.

The Western Diamondback Rattlesnake's strike speed was measured at 15 feet per second.

Can Chad strike as quickly as a rattlesnake?

Interestingly, he appears to be wearing 12 or 14oz gloves for test. However, fighters at his weight compete with 10oz gloves. And yes, the size of the gloves impact speed.

Imagine if lighter, quicker fighters such as Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao took this test.....
 

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