Re: Peak Chavez vs Pipino Cuevas.
I like that underrated handspeed of Pepino here. That lefthook of his sizzled the first few rounds and Chavez is there to be hit. Not so fast later on but that was a real nasty punch early. And nobody ever had to tell Cuevas to throw punches when he had a guy hurt in there.
I also think that punch busts up or swells Julio. And Julio is not the same offensive juggernaut when he's the guy busted up. The first 2 rounds would be a barnburner and I'd love to see how that plays out. With 2 mexican fighters of this caliber, they'd follow the fans decibel level and slug, after what a 20 second feeling out process? I think it's like Hearns--Hagler early. Edge of the seat stuff.
Cuevas would be winging away in there and the accuracy of Chavez is going to do well against the Cuevas defense. Can you imagine the clean counters Julio lands against this guy if that lefthook misses and catches air?