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Old 07-05-2012, 06:28 PM #11
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Lopez and Whitaker are 2 of my all time faves, but often times I wonder who was the more well rounded fighter of the 2. In your opinion, who do you think displayed better boxing skills? Who was better at fighting against all kinds of styles? And who is the more overall skilled, versatile fighter between these 2 excellent technicians?

Very tough if you ask me.
I think Whitaker was better, but Lopez probably was more well rounded and had better boxing skills. Like others have said, Whitaker had the athleticism to make his style work and proved his value against better fighters.
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:34 PM #12
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I think Whitaker was better, but Lopez probably was more well rounded and had better boxing skills. Like others have said, Whitaker had the athleticism to make his style work and proved his value against better fighters.
The only one who said that was SCTROJANS. And I wouldn't take anything he says about Whitaker seriously. Besides that, Whitaker did not and could not only rely on athleticism to do what he did. He had plenty of techniques and he used them.
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:46 PM #13
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The only one who said that was SCTROJANS. And I wouldn't take anything he says about Whitaker seriously. Besides that, Whitaker did not and could not only rely on athleticism to do what he did. He had plenty of techniques and he used them.
You're taking my post out of context and misinterpreting it. That sentence had two parts. The other part was saying he proved his skills against better comp which isn't what SCTrojans was saying. And I'm not implying that Whitaker didn't have skills. But he also had great reflexes, handspeed, and lateral movement which let him pull off stunts that other fighters couldn't. Lopez had less of those intangibles but a ton of textbook boxing skill.
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:50 PM #14
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I think Whitaker was better, but Lopez probably was more well rounded and had better boxing skills. Like others have said, Whitaker had the athleticism to make his style work and proved his value against better fighters.
I think skillset should not be be mistaken with technical proficiency. Ricardo Lopez might've(although I don't think he was either) been the one who was doing what he was doing in more "right" textbook way, but Pernell was definitely more complete fighter who was able to do much more things in the ring at high level.
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:53 PM #15
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Separating skill and athletic gifts gets very blurry.
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:00 PM #16
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Whitaker did not use technique, and he fought one way. He just had the athleticism to make it work for him.
disagree. Whitaker was fast but nothing next level about his speed. He just had amazing reflexes and eyes.
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:03 PM #17
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Lopez skills were truely exceptional but Whitaker proved solid so many times against solid competition. I say Sweet P but with hesitation.
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:28 PM #18
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Whitaker without a second thought for me. He fought the better competition and Lopez was too reluctant to move up in weight for my satisfaction.
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:32 PM #19
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Are you simply comparing skills? Not proven adaptable talent but raws skills?
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:58 AM #20
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Finito was a more well rounded fighter and did not have to rely solely on reflexes and head movement. imo.
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