Originally Posted by Flea Man
Maybe because Rodriguez is truly one of the greatest fighters of all time? I've never been particularly impressed with Benvenuti, one handed, and easy to tag, some subtle nuances to set up his left but getting twatted by Emile Groffith (one punch) And inconsistency mark him down.
The win over Rodriguez, a lock for my top 25, is serious stuff though.
Could be, does he look better against mazzinghi than he did against lmr? Hard to say.
Some top names on his resume for sure. Just doesn't look top tier on film to me. Seems a lever below the likes of benitez and arguello.
It'll be interesting when I get to lmr, nailing down his peak performance is something I look forward to!