Re: If Oscar De La Hoya never lost. Would he be the GOAT?
You can apply this to a handful of fighters - Duran, Hearns, etc.
Not necesarrily GOAT, but a good case for top 10, if not top 5. Duran would certainly be in discussion of top 3 if he never was beaten by SRL, Hagler, Benitez, Pazienza, Camacho and Hearns. I mean that is GOAT material there.
For Oscar? Hmmm, sure arguable if the current 30 ATG's resume stays the same.
But think about it, if Pac, Hopkins and Tito all lose to Oscar, how would they stand in the ATG list and thus how does that affect Oscar in return?
A lot of what ifs but in my mind, his resume is ATG, his wins though is another matter.