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Old 12-08-2012, 01:26 PM   #81
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Default Re: Can Oscar de La Hoya beat Duran at at 147. In there primes?

Originally Posted by MAG1965 View Post
There is an overrating of Duran which goes beyond what he did in the ring against elites, not against fighters in general but elites. The thought that he walks through Delahoya or Mayweather or any elite could happen, but it is not based on any of his wins against elites, because he never walked through an elite fighter who can move and who has speed.

When he fought those guys specifically Leonard and Benitez and Hearns with handspeed, he lost easily. So to say he would walk through Floyd is just opinion based not on fact. And this is what I am always saying, It is not an insult on him as a fighter. He was great ,but on the ease in which his fans say he would beat Oscar or Floyd
I think walking through them is a bit of an overstatement.

But he would keep on pressing until he was KO'd unless the fighter was a good mover and could employ a hit and run strategy. I don't envision DLH doing either of those two things.

Floyd would certainly try and move probably have some degree of success, but I don't think either fighter beats Duran.
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