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Old 01-03-2013, 01:48 AM   #26
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Default Re: Whitaker's Reign

Originally Posted by Hands of Iron View Post
OF COURSE, it would be Borges.

(Thanks for these wonderful scans, SS. Priceless stuff to me. )
Ron probably thought Julio was going to walk through Whitaker, probably up to round 7 at least, thereafter he was shot

He does have a point though about the importance of mettle in assessing a fighter's greatness. It's hard to call someone great unless they do have to bare their soul. Your true character gets revealed in times of pressure, as they say...

I think Whitaker proved himself in matadoring a strong bull of a fighter in Vasquez, knocking out Hurtado when he hadn't stopped anyone late before, in schooling DLH with an at that point vastly inferior offense and staying in there with a broken jaw as Trinidad was walking him down.
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