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Old 02-14-2013, 01:17 PM   #1
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Default Better Mexican Body Puncher: Chavez vs Saldivar

It tends to be assumed that JCC is the greatest body puncher in mexican history. Specially, Ring's 100 Greatest Punchers list cites him as such.

But was he better than Saldivar? I have no answer because I've simply not seen enough Saldivar to make the call but from everything I've read he went downstairs consistently. That plus I agree to an extent with the same article in that Chavez's BEST weapon may well have been his straight right hand.

So which of these Mexican warriors ruined body's better??
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:22 PM   #2
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Default Re: Better Mexican Body Puncher: Chavez vs Saldivar

Chavez. His punching technique was better and I think what makes Saldivar less good at it than Julio is the fact that is harder for a southpaw. I think a southpaw is a bit more limited especially when we talk about uppercuts to the body....
Julio´s hook in the liver was class and always undermined the opponent sooner or later....
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:07 PM   #3
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Default Re: Better Mexican Body Puncher: Chavez vs Saldivar

i agree Vic...JCC had a special claim to being the better of the two. As relentless as Saldivar was, Chavez was even more so...he was air-tight in his relentlessness. There was a certain intensity to Julio that surpassed even the Marciano-like Saldivar.
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:40 PM   #4
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Default Re: Better Mexican Body Puncher: Chavez vs Saldivar

As a single punch, Saldivar's left straight to the body was right up there with Chavez's left hook. Chavez was the more refined and effective full on in-fighter, though. Saldivar was very technically sound when in boxing mode, but when he opened up he was like a tazmanian devil.
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:42 PM   #5
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Default Re: Better Mexican Body Puncher: Chavez vs Saldivar

Give me Chavez' jab/left hook to the body over most combos in history.
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:03 PM   #6
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Default Re: Better Mexican Body Puncher: Chavez vs Saldivar

As a single punch Olivares left hook to the body is up there with best of the mexicans, he threw it as if he was stabbing someone in a prison yard, Brutal.
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Default Re: Better Mexican Body Puncher: Chavez vs Saldivar

I agree ith Bladerunner. Olivares should not go overlooked.
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:40 AM   #8
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Default Re: Better Mexican Body Puncher: Chavez vs Saldivar

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As a single punch Olivares left hook to the body is up there with best of the mexicans, he threw it as if he was stabbing someone in a prison yard, Brutal.
nice shout out
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JCC overall.
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Zarate had a nice Fitzsimmons esque solar plexus shot. There's a reason Mexican fighters are known for their body punching.
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:43 PM   #11
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Six and half a dozen.

Chavez more varied in the punches he threw to the body, Saldivar hit harder.
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