Originally Posted by Marciano Frazier
More or less like you say- a very good boxer, but smallish and limited offensively. He would be a legitimate contender in any era, I'm pretty confident. I don't think he would be quite championship level material in most time periods, but if he'd come around in, say, the Schmeling-Sharkey-Carnera-Baer-Braddock era, then I'd imagine he would've had a good shot at getting a stint as champion.
Yes. Lastarza could have beaten Schemling, Carnera, and lazy Baer.
I view LaStarza as a near equal verison of Tommy Lourghran. I perfer Loughran on film because he had a very good left, and moved a bit better. Loughran fought many of the 1930's heavyweights. He defeated Max Baer, Uzcudun, Jack Sharkey, Godoy, Gross, Schaff, and Braddock.