Originally Posted by Senor Pepe'
Pernell Whitaker was a tremendous boxer, and a super talent.
But, he just wouldn't have the guns to ward off Jose Napoles.
The mid-1960's 'Mantequilla' was a monster in the ring at 135 lbs.
or 140 lbs.
Jose 'destroyed' a fabulous fighter in Johnny Santos (KO 3) in February 1966.
Now, Johnny Santos would have given Pernell Whitaker one hell of a fight, because
he was just as fast.
Now, 'Sweet Pea' won fights, but he was not 'destroying' his opponents.
Exchange Napoles' name for Chavez's and you'll have the same argument people were using leading up to the Whitaker-Chavez fight as to why Chavez would win.
Destroying opponents may look more devastating than outboxing them, but it doesn't guarantee that Napoles would beat Whitaker.