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Old 06-27-2015, 01:13 PM
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Default Whitaker's opposition at lightweight.

How good or bad was it? I know he cleaned out the division, but the opposition wasn't exactly stellar. Now, I'm not saying Whitaker wasn't great at LW. He's a top 3-5 ATG at that weight, IMO. It's just that it was a relatively weak division at the time.

What do you think? Was the division just weak, or was Whitaker just that good?
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Old 06-27-2015, 01:46 PM
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i wish he had fought chavez and camacho there in 88ish
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Old 06-27-2015, 02:22 PM
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Not that big of a deal really. Yoiu can evaluate skills or yoiu can't! The guy had it all and it showed does it stand up to the best ever? In his case I think it does. Louis cleasred his division out and was left with regional and state champions to earn a living with t6hats how it happens sometime.
Wlad is in a weak era also but I don't consider him great he is a one dimentional talent and with his size and strength its enough against this era's opposition.
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Old 06-27-2015, 03:36 PM
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Both pernell and duran were acused by some as fighting in weaker eras at lightweight but fought the best around at the time. Both fought better talent at higher weights. Benny LEONARD fought in a supposed tougher era but failed in higher weight classes
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Old 06-28-2015, 02:53 PM
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How good or bad was it? I know he cleaned out the division, but the opposition wasn't exactly stellar. Now, I'm not saying Whitaker wasn't great at LW. He's a top 3-5 ATG at that weight, IMO. It's just that it was a relatively weak division at the time.

What do you think? Was the division just weak, or was Whitaker just that good?

Here is his notable opposition at lightweight. The big misses are Chavez and Rosario, however he fought Nazario who had just defeated Rosario and Whitaker would fight and, in reality, defeat Chavez at a higher weight.

1986-1992
Alfredo Layne
Roger Mayweather
Jose Luis Ramirez x2
Greg Haugen
Louie Lomeli
Freddie Pendleton
Azumah Nelson
Juan Nazario
Anthony Jones
Poli Diaz
Jorge Paez

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Old 06-28-2015, 05:39 PM
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Oppostion was good if you ask me.

Ramirez, Nelson, Mayweather, Nazario. Amongst others.

They're top fighters.
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