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I think he was always great but like everyone it took a little time for him to get the experience and he started late. He only came to the US 5 years ago with the exception of the Margarito fight early in his career so it took a while for people to get to know him here and the opportunities to fight better know fighters...so it's only recent that he's been getting his due. His pre-boxing background in soccer and as a pro cyclist gave him the disciple and stamina for endurance and speed training which is what makes him so great and gives him such an advantage over most. He's only starting to make money now at a later age like it was for Bernard Hopkins...which kept him motivated instead of complacent...so yeah his coming into his own now and it's great to watch.