|07-20-2006, 09:31 PM||#1|
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Past and Present Fighters
choose 2 fighters from diferent eras and compare them.
a past figther in his prime that would give a present fighter a run for him money.......and vice-versa.
|07-20-2006, 10:08 PM||#2|
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Diego Corrales - Who most would consider the best lightweight fighter out there. Is a three time champion, and the current WBC champ at 135. He can really bang with either hand, and is always willing to go toe-to-toe. While his chin is questionable, his heart is not, as he showed in his first encounter with Castillo. One of the most exciting fighters of the modern era.
Roberto Duran - Widely regarded as the best lightweight ever, Duran was a five time world champion. He was nicknames 'hands of stone' for a reason, as he terrorized the lightweight division for the better part of seven years. Duran could do it all, box, brawl, fight inside, you name it.
The fight: This fight, would be a slugfest. Duran was a master boxer, but he would brawl here, and he would dominate. Corrales' power would give him a few big moments, perhaps rocking Duran once or twice, but Duran's amazing skills and relentless assaults, would give a stoppage in the 6th round.
Floyd Mayweather Jr: Floyd is regarded as the P4P #1 fighter today. He dazzles with his amazing speed, reflexes and seemingly flawless fighting style. While still relatively unaccomplished compared to the great welterweights of the past, he would give many a run for their money.
Kid Gavilan: A very, very tough fighter, who was renowned for his "bolo punch", his right uppercut. He had amazing stamina, and was a very aggressive fighter. Despite this, he wasn't a knockout artist, clocking up a knockout % of only 26%. A very accomplished and proven welterweight.
The fight: Over 12 rounds, I see Mayweather's superior speed getting the better of Gavilan. He would never have Gavilan in trouble, but would cruise to a close 12 round decision.
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