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Old 11-10-2012, 01:45 AM   #1
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Default Is De La Hoya overated?

I'm a huge ODLH fan have been his entire career, So I believe the only real argument True Oscar fans have is that he lost all his biggest fights..Tito Trinidad, Shane Mosley, Bernard Hopkins, etc...So how much does that blimish his legacy, if any? Why and how did he lose that fight against Trinidad!..
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Old 11-10-2012, 02:07 AM   #2
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[Only registered and activated users can see links. ] De La Hoya Vs Trinidad

[Only registered and activated users can see links. ] Vs Mosley

[Only registered and activated users can see links. ] Vs Hopkins, But in case you forgot Oscar is one of the best fighters at 140 and 147 of all time....

[Only registered and activated users can see links. ] De La Hoya's greatest Hits. And....

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Old 11-10-2012, 02:13 AM   #3
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He's underrated because of a few flops on the big stage. He's faced and beaten so many quality fighters across so many divisions and given so many different looks stylistically. Few ever mention his skills when talking about classic boxers, and while he's not a technical wizard or anything, but he had a variety of tools people collectively seem to overlook.
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Old 11-10-2012, 02:15 AM   #4
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Overrated. All he had was good handspeed. Any elite would work him out
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Old 11-10-2012, 02:25 AM   #5
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[quote=Bogotazo;14171140]He's underrated because of a few flops on the big stage. He's faced and beaten so many quality fighters across so many divisions and given so many different looks stylistically. Few ever mention his skills when talking about classic boxers, and while he's not a technical wizard or anything, but he had a variety of tools people collectively seem to overlook.[/quote

De La Hoya came into that fight with Tito had fought 19 champions he Ko'd 14 of them and beat the others by decision. Look what he did to Mayorga after that loss to Tito. And I agree De De Hoya fought many quality fighters, He always fought the best he could get his hands on ( thats something Mayweather cant say , even though he beat Oscar ). But he was more technical than people give him credit for, for the first 10 rounds of his fight with Tito He was given Felix a boxing lesson.
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Old 11-10-2012, 02:31 AM   #6
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Overrated. All he had was good handspeed. Any elite would work him out

But he is one of the elite!...At 140 is was a ****in beast, At WW he was still a force to be reckoned with, Held 5 different Championships in his career, And not to mention Trinidad was for sure apart of the " Elite " and he couldnt do nothin with him. He had much more than just handspeed.
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Old 11-10-2012, 02:35 AM   #7
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He's underrated because of a few flops on the big stage. He's faced and beaten so many quality fighters across so many divisions and given so many different looks stylistically. Few ever mention his skills when talking about classic boxers, and while he's not a technical wizard or anything, but he had a variety of tools people collectively seem to overlook.
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Old 11-10-2012, 02:41 AM   #8
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Mosley became a big name because he beat oscar, so i wouldnt really qualify it as a big fight. If your gonna diss oscar for losing to mosley, you have to give him credit for beating ike quartey, who could very easily beat mosley head to head. Technically in a P4P sense fighters like genaro hernandez are just as good as mosley.
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Old 11-10-2012, 02:44 AM   #9
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Oscar was a PHENOMENAL boxer.

You can argue his greatness is overstated, but his abilities are not.

De La Hoya was as hyped as Kostya Tszyu by boxing trainers worldwide when he decided to try the pro thing. That should tell anybody who knows anything all they need to know.
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Old 11-10-2012, 02:50 AM   #10
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Mosley became a big name because he beat oscar, so i wouldnt really qualify it as a big fight. If your gonna diss oscar for losing to mosley, you have to give him credit for beating ike quartey, who could very easily beat mosley head to head. Technically in a P4P sense fighters like genaro hernandez are just as good as mosley.

No! Im not dissin Oscar whats so ever for losin to Mosley, I really believed he was gonna beat the shit ans snot outa Mosley, But reality is Mosley did when those fights, And I love what he did to Quartey. Quarry put Oscar on his ass, And he got up and whipped that ass, And I agree with you!, Head to head Quartey had a very good chance of beating Mosley.
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And i believe his abilities is what doesnt make him Overated.
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No! Im not dissin Oscar whats so ever for losin to Mosley, I really believed he was gonna beat the shit ans snot outa Mosley, But reality is Mosley did when those fights, And I love what he did to Quartey. Quarry put Oscar on his ass, And he got up and whipped that ass, And I agree with you!, Head to head Quartey had a very good chance of beating Mosley.
But here is the problem, if oscar doesnt get credit for beating old versions of whitaker and chavez, why should bernard hopkins get credit for beating oscar, de la hoya is significantly smaller than him.
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Old 11-10-2012, 02:55 AM   #13
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Probably even more overrated then Tyson.

Bottom line is he was good but almost always failed when facing true top 5 guys, same as Tyson.
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Old 11-10-2012, 03:26 AM   #14
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no he was pretty good
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Old 11-10-2012, 03:36 AM   #15
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But here is the problem, if oscar doesnt get credit for beating old versions of whitaker and chavez, why should bernard hopkins get credit for beating oscar, de la hoya is significantly smaller than him.
Thats true, and not let us forget the beating he put on Camahco!, and yes he did kick Pernell's ass!, And Chavez had no business gettin in the ring with De La Hoya!....
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