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Old 10-10-2012, 04:08 PM   #16
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If he came in properly conditioned at featherweight, I see him beating Pedroza, Lockridge, Laporte and lesser likes.

Don't think he'd ever beat Sal or Nelson though.

People consider Pedroza a great though, so I'm sure he could have eeked out a Pedroza-esque legacy.
I don't think Pedroza's accomplishment are 'great' or anything but, as a stylist, it's clear to see he was a great fighter.

He'd beat Gomez IMO. Beat him up down the stretch.

At anything lower than feather Pedroza gets annihilated early. Two fighters where weight really matters.
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This guy could only make 118 lbs. in Puerto Rico,,,,,

with the 'specially altered scales' that the Puerto Rican Officials used,,,,,,,

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Old 10-10-2012, 05:27 PM   #18
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You trollin' Senor?
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:07 AM   #19
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I don't think Pedroza's accomplishment are 'great' or anything but, as a stylist, it's clear to see he was a great fighter.

He'd beat Gomez IMO. Beat him up down the stretch.

At anything lower than feather Pedroza gets annihilated early. Two fighters where weight really matters.
Had that fight occurred, it probably would have been the dirtiest fight in the history of modern boxing.
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:27 AM   #20
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No, I don't think he would be remembered as great if he had existed during an 8 weight class era. I don't mean to diminish his standing (although I don't care for him!), as a great SBW/JFW, which he was.

He didn't seem to carry his power with him up to FW, or perhaps he just had the misfortune of facing elite level FW's in Sanchez/Nelson that make me believe this. He just seems to me to be one of those guys that benifitted from being a tweener (Not meant negative), but was not able to transcend to multiple weight divisions. To me reminiscent of Hatton or maybe a better comparrison is aaron Pryor....I don't think Pryor would be thought of as great without the benifit of a 140 division? I don't think he can pull that off at welter nor do I believe he could fight Lightweight for long, but perhaps that is the only way he would have found his niche. Someguys just don't seem to be able to do multiple divisions?
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:20 AM   #21
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Default Re: Wilfredo Gomez ATG if no Light Featherweight division?

Pryor would've been fine at 135 IMO, maybe I'm wrong though.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:05 PM   #22
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Pryor would've been fine at 135 IMO
Fine and beltless.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:23 PM   #23
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If he had the opportunities? He would've been champ' IMO.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:40 PM   #24
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If he had the opportunities? He would've been champ' IMO.
Who said anything about the opportunities?
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