Originally Posted by Cobra33
But Mamby didn't hit hard.And he paced himself due I think to his age.In his title defences he scored 0 knockouts and 0 knockdowns except for DEJESUS who was damaged goods.
What do you consider Mamby's 5 best performances?
Obviously, Mamby's best win was when he TKO'ed Sang Hyun Kim in 14 rounds to win the WBC Light Welterweight Title in Seoul. Mamby was actually winning on all scorecards when a nasty looking right hand slammed his target to the deck. (This may have been the last title change recorded on black and white footage.) After that, it has to be DeJesus, one he carried off before a primetime television audience. Jo Kimpuani was a dominant 15 UD win in Detroit. The aforemention defense in Vegas against Watkins. He retired Gary Hinton on a ninth round TKO. He was especially good against Monroe Brooks, repeatedly nailing the veteran with his right hand, and essentially ending his viable career.
Vilomar Fernandez was the poster boy for not hitting hard. If he could drop Howard, then Saoul certainly had the combination of speed and power necessary to score a points building KD or two. I have seen Mamby score knockdowns with both his cross and his hook. His punching technique with both would have been sufficient to drop Howard, who in no way, shape, or form would have countered with a KD of his own, not against the steel chinned slickster Mamby.