Re: Can Oscar de La Hoya beat Duran at at 147. In there primes?
I would pick Duran, for a couple of reasons. The main reason is that the only way I see Oscar winning is if the fight is on the outside, would that be a likely scenario? I don't think so.
So if Oscar can't keep Duran on the outside with his jab, which I think most agree isn't likely, then what are Oscar's options?
I just watched his fight with JCC and he's got a pretty good upper cut, but honestly if Duran's on the inside you're pretty much going to have to KO him to get him to stop. There are really only two options to deal with Duran. One is to have the power of Hearns to KO him while he's trying to get in the inside, and the other option is movement, movement, movement(with enough offensive thrown in to get a decision). I don't think Oscar is particular great at either of these options. He's more of a fighter who wants to bomb you out with his left hook, or upper cut and has a good jab. But those set of skills aren't enough to beat Duran with.