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Old 10-05-2012, 12:35 AM   #10
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Default Re: Peak Chavez vs Pipino Cuevas.

Tough to say, after all Cuevas is such a huge welter with huge punch, while Chavez is neither of those things. And even the best chin can be cracked.

On the other hand, Chavez at his best was very tough to hit as he came towards a fighter, could he dodge the big swings of Cuevas and work him over up close?

If it was a post-Hearns Cuevas I'd say sure, but there's an element of doubt with Cuevas at his best. Both of them at their best, I guess it comes down to whether Chavez makes it through an early storm intact as he starts slow. As long as he does, he has a very legit chance of cutting Cuevas down to size. If Cuevas can hurt Chavez significantly, then you have to figure that Pipino has the edge.
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