Originally Posted by Rattler
A really intelligent fighter wouldn't disregard their most successful punch, and that's exactly what Oscar did when he stopped jabbing. That was the only time he had any real success against Floyd.
Everybody said this from the general forum posters to the guys in the studio that evening - but it wasn't my impression. I thought De La Hoya abandoned his jab - and he did use it in the first few rounds - because he was being countered of his jab. I also felt he was wrong footing Oscar and getting round the corner on him a little bit, though nothing dramatic happened.
What is your theory about why Oscar abandoned his jab?
Anyway, I don't agree. I think the adjustment he made was correct, but not the cornerstone of my point which is that Oscar made a fight - which I saw as almost impossible for him to win - very, very difficult to score, without
relying upon workrate which would have been disastrous for a fighter his age.