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Old 10-09-2007, 10:40 AM   #77
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Default Re: Could Roland Lastarza have succeeded in other eras?

Originally Posted by OLD FOGEY
To a very close decision--Quarry proved he could outspeed big, very hard hittting, but perhaps plodding fighters such as Shavers, Foster, and Lyle. He certainly has the stronger resume by far. LaStarza, though, I think was faster and more elusive and Quarry tended to have trouble with the slick, fast-stepping boxers such as Machen and Ellis. Basically a toss-up, but if pressed for a choice, I would choose Quarry because of his better resume.
Probably a good pick. And I agree that this fight would likely be a decision, as neither of these men were tremendous hitters and both were very durable. I think Quarry was the better offensive fighter, while Lastarza had a better defense. I'm not sure if either man would pressure the other enough to make it a very exciting fight, but in any event, it would likely be close.
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