Originally Posted by Flea Man
Gomez faced much better fighters than Canizales. Look how he dissected Davila. Past his best and without the dynamic movement of his best performances he gritted it out and smashed Pintor. Zarate wasn't at a size disadvantage (they both struggled to make 122 for whatever reason) and Gomez abused him and smacked him up like he beat up his little brother.
Good points Flea. I wasn't trying to suggest Gomez's resume was nearly as thin as Canizales. I think Sanchez had attributes which could (and did)neutralize Gomez's skillset. Gets me to wondering about someone at 122, clearly Gomez's best weight, who wouldn't be punked by Gomez's exceptional movement. Maybe someone like a Miguel Lora.
It kind of illustrates Gomez's greatness at that weight because it's difficult to think who could foil him in that way.