Originally Posted by Hands of Iron
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.