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.
I've studied that punch, and the two angles I've seen aren't great, but it doesn't look like much of a punch to be honest. Caught cold I guess and then I don't think Gomez really ever got his legs back from the early beating he took.
I think Sanchez would always beat Gomez at featherwieght but that should have been a more competitive fight than it was. Gomez show a lot of heart and was competitive for several rounds, but I never had the feeling the outcome was in doubt after the first round.