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Old 10-07-2012, 06:32 PM   #1
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Default Greater Opposition Faced - Holyfield or De La Hoya

So De La Hoya gets a lot of love for his opposition faced (understandably), but I feel that Holyfields resume outweighs Oscar's slightly.

Holyfield

Qawi x2
Ocasio
De Leon
Thomas
Dokes
Stewart x2
Douglas
Foreman
Holmes
Bowe x3
Mercer
Lewis x2
Moorer x2
Tyson x2
Ruiz x3
Rahman
Byrd
Toney
Valuev
Oquendo
Ibragimov

De La Hoya

Paez
Hernandez
Ruelas
Leija
Rivera
Chavez x2
Gonzalez
Whitaker
Quartey
Trinidad
Mosley x2
Gatti
Vargas
Sturm
Hopkins
Mayorga
Mayweather
Pacquiao

Your thoughts??
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:34 PM   #2
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Default Re: Greater Opposition Faced - Holyfield or De La Hoya

I'm gonna say in a p4p sense It's Oscar.

In a real sense it's Holy cos guys like Bowe, Tyson and Lewis were clearly better than anyone Oscar fought.
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:35 PM   #3
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Default Re: Greater Opposition Faced - Holyfield or De La Hoya

oscar.
a lot of holyfields names were out of their prime.....still a great cv though
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:32 PM   #4
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Default Re: Greater Opposition Faced - Holyfield or De La Hoya

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oscar.
a lot of holyfields names were out of their prime.....still a great cv though
The same could be said for Oscar. His biggest names include Chavez, Camacho, and whitaker, all of whom were out of prime. Furthermore, I think Holyfield fought a lot of his bigger names when HE was out of prime himself. Not an easy pick between the two resumes. I think its fairly close.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:29 PM   #5
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Default Re: Greater Opposition Faced - Holyfield or De La Hoya

Both impressive but could go either way. See Holy having the edge in better performances(Tyson, Qawi 2, Deleon, Foreman, Douglas) but his longevity also edges him on more worse performances too.
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Default Re: Greater Opposition Faced - Holyfield or De La Hoya

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Old 10-07-2012, 09:38 PM   #7
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Default Re: Greater Opposition Faced - Holyfield or De La Hoya

P4P best fighters, Oscar, clearly, for me. Best single-division fighters, in their division, Holyfield, easily, for me.
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:49 PM   #8
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Default Re: Greater Opposition Faced - Holyfield or De La Hoya

after many years the opposition looks like less since the lesser fighters are not looked at as great. Holyfield for me.
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