Originally Posted by The Bane
Yes but Rigo is probably the most gifted fighter in boxing today. His defense is untouchable and that includes Mayweather. I am not saying he has a better legacy or anything, as he is still new to professional boxing but skill-wise and ring knowledge he takes it.
You can't possibly put his skills on such a level when they're unproven. Looking untouchable against the likes of Marroquin doesn't compare to fighting at the top level. Mares and Donaire are much more proven. Rigo is very skilled and a good fighter, but that's not the issue. You can't say his defense is anywhere near Mayweather's just because he looks good. There's a difference between looking great and being great. Otherwise Linares might as well have been considered just as good as Finito Lopez for his combination punching.