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Old 06-27-2012, 03:43 PM   #1
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Default What fighter would out counter or out skill Whitaker

or have the best chance to do so... Name some fighters (From lighweight - Welterweight) that could beat Whitaker skill wise or out counter him
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Old 06-27-2012, 04:13 PM   #2
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Thomas Hearns, Sugar Ray Leonard, and prime Donald Curry I think were capable of "out skill - ing" Whitaker. Curry would have been a handful for Whitaker with his counter punching skills.
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:08 PM   #3
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few to none.

Benny Leonard?
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:11 PM   #4
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Too strong for 'Sweet Pea'.
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:28 PM   #5
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Emile Griffith

Too strong for 'Sweet Pea'.
What does strength have to do with out-countering or 'out-skilling' anyone?
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:30 PM   #6
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or have the best chance to do so... Name some fighters (From lighweight - Welterweight) that could beat Whitaker skill wise or out counter him
The only two guys I can think of would be Hearns and Duran. Hearns could outskill/outbox Whitaker on the outside purely because of his physical dimensions, it would be much easier for Hearns to land on Whitaker than it would be for Whitaker to land on Hearns. Duran could outskill him on the inside only if he could make the fight with Pea occur against the ropes - but I'd still expect Pea to be competitive. But I can't see anyone out-countering Pea and I can't see anyone his own size outskilling him.

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Old 06-27-2012, 05:46 PM   #7
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:54 PM   #9
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Probably a few who could better him on the outside with counters & potshots. No one "out-skills" Whitaker though.
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Outside shot on Benitez and Locche.
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:21 PM   #11
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Thomas Hearns, Sugar Ray Leonard, and prime Donald Curry I think were capable of "out skill - ing" Whitaker. Curry would have been a handful for Whitaker with his counter punching skills.
If any of these three were to beat Whitaker it would be due to height, reach and speed..not for any of them "outskilling" the Pea.
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:22 PM   #12
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Outside shot on Benitez and Locche.
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:19 AM   #13
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Probably no one out skills him.

Some might beat him because of other advantages (height, reach, weight, speed, strength, power etc.)

Skills-wise he's as good as anyone ever has been at the weight.
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:51 AM   #15
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Marlon Starling was a beautiful counter puncher and defensively very,very good. Probably not in Whitakers class and I don't think he could out-skill him but by the same token I doubt anyone has an easy time with Marlon either.
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