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Old 12-11-2012, 08:14 AM   #1
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Default More skilled: Eder Jofre or Ricardo Lopez

Both were very complete fighters, could box, punch, fight, and thre every punch in the book. Who do you think is the more skilled, versatile fighter in your opinion? And who was better H2H and all round ability?
Tough call for me.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:15 AM   #2
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Default Re: More skilled: Eder Jofre or Ricardo Lopez

Lopez shouldn't be in these kinda' discussions. Totally different leagues. Also, H2H isn't fair as Jofre is the greatest in a very deep weightclass, Lopez the G.O.A.T in a totally useless division.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:23 AM   #3
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Default Re: More skilled: Eder Jofre or Ricardo Lopez

Jofre was a better boxer and a better infighter (no doubt about that since Lopez didnīt have a great inside game as far as I remember).
There is no doubt in my mind that in terms of versatility Jofre is miles ahead...
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:53 AM   #4
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Default Re: More skilled: Eder Jofre or Ricardo Lopez

Jofre. It really isn't that close, though you could have a discussion about who was more technically perfect at what they did if you like.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:30 AM   #5
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Default Re: More skilled: Eder Jofre or Ricardo Lopez

Lopez was probably better at maintaining his range, but then again I doubt he'd be against Jofre's level of oppo'.

We know where I stand, I should probably just shut up and keep the peace whenever Lopez is mentioned.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:20 PM   #6
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Default Re: More skilled: Eder Jofre or Ricardo Lopez

Define 'skilled'.
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Default Re: More skilled: Eder Jofre or Ricardo Lopez

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Lopez was probably better at maintaining his range, but then again I doubt he'd be against Jofre's level of oppo'.

We know where I stand, I should probably just shut up and keep the peace whenever Lopez is mentioned.
my first thought when i saw the title was "wonder if flea has seen this yet.."
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:54 PM   #8
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Default Re: More skilled: Eder Jofre or Ricardo Lopez

in the end in depends. they were both operators of the highest level but lopez didn't have jofre's competition so it's a bit relative. on film, i'd say that jofre might have had more tools in his toolbox but lopez may have been more technically perfect
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:33 PM   #9
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Both were very complete fighters, could box, punch, fight, and thre every punch in the book. Who do you think is the more skilled, versatile fighter in your opinion? And who was better H2H and all round ability?
Tough call for me.


These are two of my favorite lower weight fighters.

Who was more skilled? Both were good technicians. I would say Lopez was the better pure technician as an out fighter, but Jofre was the smother technician, better on the inside, and faster.

In a pound for pound sense, Lopez was the better puncher.

I rate Jofre as greater of the two.

But who is harder to beat at their weight class? I’ll go against the grain and say Lopez because he was unusually tall, very focused, and hit like a middle weight. Some of Lopez's KO's would make Mike Tyson and George Foreman nod their head. Almost unfair at 105 pounds.

Others will point out that Jofre fought better competition. Yes this is true. The bantam weight divison has more depth to it.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:07 PM   #10
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I don't really know who was more skilled, but the little footage I have seen of Eder Jofre is spectacular. I wish there was more readily available.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:35 PM   #11
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I don't really know who was more skilled, but the little footage I have seen of Eder Jofre is spectacular. I wish there was more readily available.
watching him against fighting harada is incredible but unfortunately not indicative of his true prime
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:16 PM   #12
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These are two of my favorite lower weight fighters.

Who was more skilled? Both were good technicians. I would say Lopez was the better pure technician as an out fighter, but Jofre was the smother technician, better on the inside, and faster.

In a pound for pound sense, Lopez was the better puncher.

I rate Jofre as greater of the two.

But who is harder to beat at their weight class? I’ll go against the grain and say Lopez because he was unusually tall, very focused, and hit like a middle weight. Some of Lopez's KO's would make Mike Tyson and George Foreman nod their head. Almost unfair at 105 pounds.

Others will point out that Jofre fought better competition. Yes this is true. The bantam weight divison has more depth to it.
No way is Lopez the superior hitter, despite his aesthetically pleasing K.Os. He was a fantastic puncher, but if he hit like a middle that unheralded Mongkol, admittedly nails, would not have taken the drubbing he did and still be alive.

Also, Jofre beat a lot of good featherweights. Look at the difference in weight scaled between the two. Lopez could've moved up and somehow sparked Arbachakov inside a round and would still be a bit behind Jofre.
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:18 PM   #13
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I don't really know who was more skilled, but the little footage I have seen of Eder Jofre is spectacular. I wish there was more readily available.
When I get round to it I'll share some footage I doubt many of you will have seen. Have meant to for a while but not got round to it.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:08 PM   #14
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Jofre was a better boxer and a better infighter (no doubt about that since Lopez didnīt have a great inside game as far as I remember).
There is no doubt in my mind that in terms of versatility Jofre is miles ahead...
..Absolutely...no comparison can be made with Jofre.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:29 AM   #15
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You mean Jofre footage?

Do it!
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