Re: 'Oscar De La Hoya's ATG ranking is similar to Pernell Whitaker's ATG ranking'
Oscar's only legit loss was to Mosley in their 1st fight. That was the only time a prime Oscar was bested and that was due to gassing. When they were both fresh, Oscar was outboxing Mosley.
Forget Sturm, that was a joke. Oscar was so fat it was embarrassing and had no business being in that class or fighting Hops, but did step it up vs. Hops and was outboxing him for the first 4-5 rounds.
Mayweather loss just showed how damn good Oscar was. Mayweather beat him, yes, but that older version of Oscar had Floyd's own corner telling FLoyd to relax and we will catch up to him in the later rounds. Oscar was winning that fight before he gassed.
Just watch Oscar's first few fights and you knew that kid was going to be great. There is nobody like him and unfortunately may have to wait another few decades before we get that type of talent, speed and power on such a chicken legged lightweight. Boxing was lucky to have him.