Originally Posted by Erratic Behavior
Why are people comparing how Oscar and Floyd would have done with each other's opposition? Oscar's a bigger guy, he SHOULD do better.
Oscar fought just two times @ 130 lbs. Floyd spent the first 5 years of his pro career @ 130 and established himself as one of the top jr. lightweights champs of all-time. 5 years into Oscar's career, he was already a welterweight, and sure as hell didn't seem to be a small welter at that. At age 25, Oscar was a welterweight weighing 161 on fight night, and at age 26 was complaining about having trouble making 147. By 28, Oscar had left the welterweight division. By comparison, at 25-26, Floyd was a lightweight weighing less than 140 on fight night, and at 28, filling out into 140 (he looked solid and filled out against Gatti).
Of course, you're right, but it's hard enough getting some people to see that Floyd would struggle with DLH's comp (they don't even want to admit that, despite Floyd himself having trouble with an older DLH), saying nothing of the weight disparity between the two, which of course is relevant.
Floyd is naturally smaller, no doubt. Having said that, DLH puts on a lot of weight because he lives a lavish life, not becuase he is MUCH bigger naturally than FLoyd.