Re: Davey Moore vs Vernon Forest at 154
Moore throws the kinda' wide hooks that Forrest had trouble with.
He would not let Forrest build his jab and rhythm he'd be throwing with both hands and bring his right into play and had the chin to fight his way into it. Forrest's work would get erratic and he'd get knocked out, and I've always been a big fan of The Viper.
Moore's level of opposition was insane. He was well prepared for an over-the-hill Duran. A focused Duran and a thumb in the eye meant he wasn't.
I'd take Moore over Forrest, Mayorga and probably Mosley too. His defence was pretty much non-existent so I'd probably give Mosley an okay chance of being the more athletic straight up gunslinger, but I also think Moore hit hard enough to get Shanes respect. I'd take De La Hoya over 12, just but if he gasses and Moore can pile it on as he did to the spent weight drained Kalule that turned up then it could be interesting. But I'd take Oscar to outbox Moore and land damaging left hooks of his own to win a healthy decision over 12.