Pipino Cuevas vs Jose Luis Lopez!
battle of the big hitters. cuevas knocked out 10 of 11 welterweight title defenses. 35 career wins with 31 knockouts.
but lopez had his big wins too. he became WBO champ with a one round knockout. then defended the belt a five round stoppage of a PRIME yory boy campas.....which included a knockdown of the iron chinned campas.
something not even guys like trinidad or dela hoya did.
he also twice floored ike quartey before recieving a draw in the end. he also had an iron chin. as far as i know he was never floored.
cuevas was more ferocious, lopez did a better job at putting his shots together.
cuevas made more defenses, but i think lopez beat the better fighters.
lopez was a mystery to me. he had all the talent, but he just didnt take boxing serious enough.
after getting outworked by james page (a fight where lopez had his man down again), he just more or less walked away.
anyway, would he have been good enough for cuevas????