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Old 08-04-2012, 03:16 AM   #4
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Default Re: Vito Antuofermo underrated???

Originally Posted by Longhhorn71 View Post
Vito, as an underdog, hung in with Hagler when Hagler was coming into his prime. In the second fight Vito lost by cuts in 4 rds.

Although, he had little one punch power...he usually forced his opponent to retreat.

Vito Antuofermo

HEIGHT 5-8 WEIGHT 154-161 lbs MANAGER Tony Carione RECORD 50-7-2 (21 KO)Antuofermo was a rugged fighter who liked it rough and liked to get inside; He fought the best around and won the WBC Middleweight Championship of the World, WBA Middleweight Championship of the World and EBU Junior Middleweight Championship of Europe

Apart from Hugo Corro, other boxers he beat included world champions Eckhard Dagge, Denny Moyer and Emile Griffith, plus Cyclone Hart & Bennie Briscoe.
Originally Posted by Lord Tywin View Post
I thought a draw was fair. Hagler fought a stupid fight, or had bad stamina. Hagler always seemed to fight stupid fights in his biggest bouts.

Those cuts that stopped Vito in the rematch were from some of the most obvious headbutts ever. Nowadays it would have been ruled a no contest or DQ win for Vito.
This thread along with d Duran and Mugabi fights and 2 a much lesser extent , d leonard fight , show how over8ed Hagler is .
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