Originally Posted by blacktopbully
so this explains why this guy never fought a damn live body
Humberto Soto was still a B+ talent when Guzman whipped him.
Solid secondary victories over Jandaeng, La Hiena, Beltran, and Diaz. Then his so-so tertiary tier: Jauregui, shell of Aggie Sanchez, etc.
Also, Guzman is now 36 and hasn't exactly been active - nor really sparring the best to keep his tools sharpened.
However, it does stand to reason now having seen how Allakhverdiev handled him with a minor stylistic tweak (with Guzman still looking somewhat like himself in the first 5-6 minutes) that maybe he was never quite
as potentially great as lots of people believed...
Really, Funeka would've been his biggest scalp if he'd gotten by him uncontroversially - and he didn't come out of their 24 rounds together smelling like a rose at all, despite not actually copping an official loss either time. The writing was on the wall then.
Still a "waste of talent", just maybe not as much as most of us thought.