Originally Posted by Johnstown
well it kind of annoyed me because he was being a super **** to jose, and i actually talk to jose allot (he is always trying to sell some tea that he says will stop a fighter from getting brain damage) he also messages out of the blue once every few weeks and asks if im a boxing manager (i have stuff about boxing on my page, and a few pics of me in a suit is near as i can figure why he might think that) i tell him i am not, we talk for a bit..and than he messages me a few weeks later with the same question.
anyhow..he seems like a nice guy though, and Rid**** was being a super ****...so i was kind of like "well jose could give you a tough fight" (although i do believe it as well, i think jose at his best could give rid**** even at his best or close to best a good fight).
Ribalta was very hot and cold, one day he'd show up and be active and make any fighter work hard and the next he'd show up and get rolled over while giving a very poor performance.
I think Bowe would've beaten him, likely by stoppage around the 9th or 10th. Ribalta tended to eat jabs, and Bowe had a superb jab when he really used it.