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Old 11-11-2012, 05:11 PM   #70
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Default Re: Is De La Hoya overated?

Originally Posted by sweet_scientist View Post
Forrest and Quartey are as good welterweights, and Wright is a better 154 fighter, but don't forget that DLH probably is probably a more natural 140 pounder.

At 140 pounds, I think DLH is better than all the guys I mentioned above in their best divisions.

Oscar rarely cleared the confusion from his big fights by offering rematches, which was kind of disappointing, but he did face a lot of quality guys regardless, stage managed as his career was.

Personally I'd call him great.

Not top 50 great, but great nonetheless.
The first statement I'd go with but I think Oscar's best weight was 140 or 147, he weighed in '97 around 160lbs in the ring in some fights though so I think 147 was probably his most comfortable weight, which is why from the age of 24 onwards he fought there and was never the smaller man at that weight. His comp from 135-140 wasn't great, there were no great tests for him in those fights

As for top30, top50, I suppose you could make a case for about 200 boxers, it's all subjective
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