Originally Posted by Hermit
Miranda could still box a little back then too. Probably the Taylor/Froch fight wouldn't be a bad comparison to how this would have gone.
I was never altogether sold on Miranda's technical abilities (certainly not in the league of the undefeated version of JT), and always viewed him as more of a puncher. He wasn't always the sloppiest puncher out there, and even trucked out the left jab on occasion to set up his big shots - but he's always been about as much a "pure puncher" as you'll find IMO.
Hell, Pavlik showed him to be 100% incapable of functioning at all on the back foot. That alone shows that he wasn't up to par with Taylor in the skills department. He exceeds Taylor in power, and perhaps
heart. Punch resistance about the same.