Originally Posted by Bill Butcher
Arguello`s right vs Chavez chin would be fascinating... Julio had great defence at 135, his best weight IMO but he had a weakness for being nailed with straight rights at times & Alexis had one of the best straight rights in history, I think Chavez slips enough & gets inside often enough to make it a war & take a close pts win in a brilliant fight, it would be close tho & Id maybe fancy Arguello by a similar margin at 130.
Not a lot between these legendary soldiers.
I agree. Most fighters with the style of a Chavez will get stopped by Arguello at 135lbs - but Chavez possessed one of the greatest chins of all time. I don't see Arguello or any other Lightweight in history stopping the man - and therefore I feel Chavez will often take rounds on work rate, and sometimes smothering Arguello's work on the inside. It'd be close, though.