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Old 12-04-2012, 03:48 AM   #72
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Default Re: Oscar De la Hoya vs Thomas Hearns, 147, somebody gets KO'd, or decision?

Originally Posted by NoNeck View Post
I'd expect Hearns to win a decision. Excluding the Pac fight, De La Hoya was never even that close to being stopped at 147. The least he should do is last the distance.
he never fought a guy as fast as Hearns who would be picking him apart with the jab. I think Hearns would pick him up and down with the jab and land the right somewhere about 7 or 8 and stop him. Or win a UD. Oscar is great, but Hearns was not the style for him. Out of the fab 4 the one guy he could beat come closest to beat is Duran. But Oscar does not have the lateral movement of Ray, but he does have quick hands which could counter Duran with if Duran came close and then he could tie up Duran. The Duran fight at welterweight is a pickem fight and maybe leaning to Roberto. Oscar is not as hard a puncher as Hearns, and does not box and have the handspeed of Leonard or the physical strength of Hagler or the defense of Benitez. He was all around a great fighter and a fast handed guy with a great counter left hook and a decent jab.
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