Originally Posted by figzuki
I don't know what it is...
Yes he will be in the hall of fame, I know that.
IMO, he's had it easy throughout his career other than the Pac fights.
I mean, his resume doesn't speak volumes, and probably will only be remembered cuz of the wars with pacquiao.
Maybe I have a little Bias because I think that Both Morales and Barrera beat the living dog shiat out of him in their prime. And i don't think that there's many people that would disagree with that.
The bias is not cuz I'm puerto rican, its bacause i don't think he can compare to Morales and Barrera to me.
figzuki, you are one of the best posters in this place. I really like talking boxing with you because you know you're stuff but you are dead wrong on this one.
Take it from a former fighter and a current pro trainer now, JMM is a legend and is everything they say he is and more.
You have to realize one thing, fighters develop differently than other fighters. JMM early on wasn't as good as Barrera or Morales, I agree with that. Barrera started as a brawler and Morales with his physical ability was seen as a freak.
JMM was more of a counter puncher with power but hadn't seen the level of either one of those guys. What he's accomplished in the later part of his career is amazing though.
He's gotten better and perfected his craft late into his 30's. His counter punching is AMAZING. His timing is ridiculous, he's IMO the smartest fighter in the ring currently and up there all time.
I used to put Barrera, Morales then JMM in ranking, in that order. Now I have to say it's JMM, Morales and then Barrera because you have to take their entire career and JMM has just blown past them later on.