Originally Posted by Flo_Raiden
Both were very complete fighters, could box, punch, fight, and thre every punch in the book. Who do you think is the more skilled, versatile fighter in your opinion? And who was better H2H and all round ability?
Tough call for me.
These are two of my favorite lower weight fighters.
Who was more skilled? Both were good technicians. I would say Lopez was the better pure technician as an out fighter, but Jofre was the smother technician, better on the inside, and faster.
In a pound for pound sense, Lopez was the better puncher.
I rate Jofre as greater of the two.
But who is harder to beat at their weight class? Iíll go against the grain and say Lopez because he was unusually tall, very focused, and hit like a middle weight. Some of Lopez's KO's would make Mike Tyson and George Foreman nod their head. Almost unfair at 105 pounds.
Others will point out that Jofre fought better competition. Yes this is true. The bantam weight divison has more depth to it.