Poor VHS quality, but here's a look at Lorenzo "The Barbarian" Aragón schooling then-U.S. national welterweight champion (and the previous year's national Golden Gloves champ) Anthony "The Messenger" Thompson five years later in the 2001 world championship finals:
If the name sounds familiar - from his 2002 debut until 2004, Thompson was considered one to watch & hot-list until he ran into sporadic upset specialist Grady "Bad Boy" Brewer. Even after Brewer knocked him out he was groomed for a world title shot against Sergiy Dzinziruk, but those plans were dashed by Yuri Foreman in a close brawl on the Cotto vs. Judah PPV undercard.
So, legit talent - especially before making the jump.
Aragón casually whipped that ass.
Any time Anthony wasn't holding, life was painful for him.
El Barbaro could execute pull-counters damn near as smoothly as his old rival from Atlanta.