Posted by cowcatcher
Posted by jiujitsufreak74
Posted by BlazinSaddle
cro cops hands arnt very big and he smashed bob sapps face, think he broke one/some of his face bone(s)
orbital bone and it made sapp cry.
to answer the question, no you don't necessarily need big hands to KO someone. big hands help for GnP, but smaller hands find a way to slip through the opponents guard and hit the buttons. as long as you have good form and speed on your punches size of your hands shouldn't matter. in physics terms, speed more dramatically influences the force rather than mass. so bigger isn't exactly better for it is the speed and technique of your punches that will bring a KO. plus, a smaller hand has less surface area to spread the impact and thus the damage is more sever on the targeted are and if you hit the right spot the opponent is going down. can't explain it more than that
tell that to fedors lesions after hong man choi hit him
did they KO him? no they did not
choi is an outlier in this question because his hands are excessively big and make up for the lack of speed. speed influences force twice as much as mass does, but when you have that much mass it makes up for the speed. besides, his punches left so many bruises because of his 350lbs not so much because of the size of his hands. however, lesions don't always speak to KO power. because the force is spread out over such a large surface area the brunt of the damage causes more apparent lesions however smaller faster hands deliver more direct force and can do more damage in one specific spot which make them more dangerous if landed on a KO spot like the temple or chin.
also, as i alluded to, we sometimes make the correlation of hand size and power and then assume that hand size thus directly affects KO power. when in fact correlation does not
prove causation. the reason for such correlation is that larger people tend to have larger hands, and since they have more mass to put behind their punches their power is greater than those of smaller fighters because the difference is speed isn't as glaring as the difference in their body's overall mass. thus, it is not hand size that causes KO power but rather that body size directly influences KO power with hand size being a correlation.
i guess i could explain it more