Originally Posted by choklab
I have read reports on this fight and ninos jab was never mentioned. Charles decided to fight as a slugger, started much too fast and tired himself out after trying to knock nino out in the early rounds. After nearly going down and (having been beaten almost to a pulp) nino wrestled and mauled his way back into the fight using his size. Nino hung on, draining ezzard who was overweight and tired. After 3 big rounds for charles nino only needed to edge 4 of the remaining rounds that were all close.
I disagree with you. For every source that lists Charles as being mauled or walked there is one that references the Valdes jab:
"Valdes won going away.
He took advantage of his superior reach and weight to keep Charles off balance with a pesky left jab
"Valdes wades in with a flurry of short jabs."
I fear you are seeing what you want to rather than the real again.