Originally Posted by Flea Man
He's a dirty fighter. So was Pedroza though, although he was brilliant so I let him off
I love Pedroza, so i let him off too. But my word he was dirty.
For me Pedroza is no worse than the 6th or 7th greatest featherweight ever. He was a wonderful fighter. It’s a shame we never got to see him against Sanchez, Gomez or even Azumah Nelson. Had he beat one of those 3, his historical status would have sky rocketed. As it sits he’s still an all time great.
I think he would have been a handful for all three. Maybe a bit controversial, but i think he may have beaten Salvador Sanchez (and i love Sanchez even more). Sanchez liked to counterpunch and Pedroza would have laid back, i think he would've edged a super close decision. Imagine that historically. WOW!
I think Pedroza gets lost in the sauce because he wasn’t always exciting. He sort of did just enough to win, changing his style like a chameleon depending on the opponent. Sort of like a Bernard Hopkins, but he didn’t speak English and he didn’t have the charisma of say a Duran.