Originally Posted by lora
The way Gomez crumbled early under Sanchez' punches(and sal was a straight accumulation guy with a flattering stoppage record imo) spoke badly for his punch resistance.
Fight was basically over after that, even though he showed massive balls to battle away for a while and make Sanchez work for it.
ring magazine described him well in their best punchers of all time and said just that: he was an accurate but not devasting puncher. the problem with sanchez was that he'd hit the same spot, over and over, with straight punches and brilliant counterpunches until you HAD to fall