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Old 10-08-2012, 06:16 AM   #15
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Default Re: If Oscar De La Hoya never lost. Would he be the GOAT?

He would be up there near the 1-10 ranking if he did. But you can say that about anyone. Imagine if Hearns won all his fights. Beat Leonard in 1981 and then Hagler in 1985 and was undisputed at both weights? Those two wins make the difference with Hearns being probably near 25-30 ATG now, to top 5-10 ATG. But look who he had to beat to get it. I always said what makes a great fighter is beating greats. Which is why I always say that Duran is not 1-10 ATG like some people think. People get upset with me for saying it, but I honestly believe that Duran lacks the wins against legends/fellow ATG fighters to be 1-10 ATG. I just cannot see how he ranks that high regardless of the excuses he had. To be fair, most fighters do. Which is why I think Leonard meets the criteria, regardless of having a very short career compared to most ATG fighters. He packed in great names in a short time.
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