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Old 12-24-2008, 01:56 AM   #16
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Default Re: Vinnie Pazienza .vs. Arturo Gatti

Gatti's body punching later on in his career was excellent. Ward really showed him how to bodypunch once they became friends.

Single shot KO of Dorin, to the body, is underrated to no end. Dorin was a damned good fighter.
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Old 07-19-2009, 03:02 PM   #17
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I just now thought to make this thread myself but decided to do a search first to check for precedent...sure enough, my "thunder" was stolen, if you'll excuse the turn of phrase.

Gatti would have to get off the canvas to win this. He's not going to triumph in a slugfest. You'd have to favor his chances were he to adapt early and revert to more of a boxing style. That said, if we're calling this at 140, Paz was a beast. You have to question whether Gatti could handle that kind of raw power long enough to stay up and then get up on his toes. On the other hand, you also have to question whether, if he couldn't stop him, Pazienza could score enough points on the faster, more skilled Gatti when he was shut out at this weight to Uncle Roger. Was Mayweather a better boxer than Gatti (at his best)?
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Old 07-19-2009, 03:24 PM   #18
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Paz UD. The Paz man was a bit more skilled in my opinion and would be Gatti with his superior handspeed. Gatti couldn't handle speed well; just look at the Ivan Robinson fights.
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Old 07-19-2009, 05:45 PM   #19
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close fight two brave fighters not a large amount of skill though i would go for paz but only just
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Old 07-19-2009, 08:05 PM   #20
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50/50 fight. I'm leaning towards Paz but not for any real good reason.
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Old 07-19-2009, 08:08 PM   #21
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Paz for me, he was a decent boxer when he wanted to be. I think he could give Gatti enough speed and angles to get a points win.
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Old 07-19-2009, 10:45 PM   #22
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this thread could use a public poll.
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:03 PM   #23
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I just now thought to make this thread myself but decided to do a search first to check for precedent...sure enough, my "thunder" was stolen, if you'll excuse the turn of phrase.

Gatti would have to get off the canvas to win this. He's not going to triumph in a slugfest. You'd have to favor his chances were he to adapt early and revert to more of a boxing style. That said, if we're calling this at 140, Paz was a beast. You have to question whether Gatti could handle that kind of raw power long enough to stay up and then get up on his toes. On the other hand, you also have to question whether, if he couldn't stop him, Pazienza could score enough points on the faster, more skilled Gatti when he was shut out at this weight to Uncle Roger. Was Mayweather a better boxer than Gatti (at his best)?
Only just twice as good.
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:47 AM   #24
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Paz was as tough as Gatti, or anyone. He could box. He went too crazy with steroids and bodybuilding after 154 lbs, but look at Roy Jones fight. He's getting banged in face and jaw repeatedly by Jones, and on way to canvas, is talking to Jones, saying he can't punch! ( I said he was smart, never said he was sane) Pazienza could box, and that would make difference.
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:50 AM   #25
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I feel a bit wrong talking about Gatti vs others so soon after his death. I do think his potential was untapped, he could have been better. Making Hector Rocha his trainer early in his career did not help.
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:38 PM   #26
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This would be a good fight, a war actually, but Vinnie would stop Auturo in nine rounds.Too much skill for Gatti.
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