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Old 11-24-2012, 11:06 PM   #1
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Default Pernell Whitaker vs Featherweights

We saw Ray Leonard lose to a lightweight like duran. Is there a featherweight that can beat whitaker at 135? Personally, i think sweet pea would have given arguello and sanchez boxing lessons. Do you guys think there is a featherweight that can beat him?
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:21 PM   #2
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Armstrong would have the best chance.

Saldivar would have a shot too, but is a little too small.

Tony Canzoneri, Ismael Laguna and Willie Pep could get it done perhaps.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:36 PM   #3
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Armstrong is the only one, I'd say.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:20 AM   #4
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My first thought was Armstrong.

I'd favour pea but if anyone can do it, it's hank.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:25 AM   #5
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No way is any featherweight beating Pea, Armstrong included
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:27 AM   #6
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We saw Ray Leonard lose to a lightweight like duran. Is there a featherweight that can beat whitaker at 135? Personally, i think sweet pea would have given arguello and sanchez boxing lessons. Do you guys think there is a featherweight that can beat him?
Willie Pep might have been able to outbox him, in fact these 2 might very well be the top 2 best pure boxers ever caught on film & with Whitaker not being a massive puncher, his size difference might not play as big of a part as say a LW Duran`s would. Pep might be the one boxer that can outbox Whitaker, he`d have the speed & movement advantage vs Pea & Pea would make it his point to beat Pep skill for skill rather than force his size on him.

I`m not saying I think Pep would win but I think he has the best shot of any FW due to skill & style.
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Willie Pep might have been able to outbox him, in fact these 2 might very well be the top 2 best pure boxers ever caught on film & with Whitaker not being a massive puncher, his size difference might not play as big of a part as say a LW Duran`s would. Pep might be the one boxer that can outbox Whitaker, he`d have the speed & movement advantage vs Pea & Pea would make it his point to beat Pep skill for skill rather than force his size on him.

I`m not saying I think Pep would win but I think he has the best shot of any FW due to skill & style.
Size difference matters for pure boxer versus pure boxer too, remember Pep lost to Angott at LW
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Size difference matters for pure boxer versus pure boxer too, remember Pep lost to Angott at LW
Angott was no pure boxer. Willie Joyce was, and Pep beat him.

So long as height/reach aren't factors, natural weight difference in pure boxer match ups don't matter that much.

That said, I can actually see Whitaker walking down Pep and trying to take him out, like he did Hurtdao if he finds himself losing.

Don't think he would though...
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:35 AM   #9
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Armstrong would have the best chance.

Saldivar would have a shot too, but is a little too small.

Tony Canzoneri, Ismael Laguna and Willie Pep could get it done perhaps.
Yeah I'd agree with you.

I reckon that Elorde fully motivated and at his best would have given Pea a cracking fight if he was able to knock off the cigs and booze for a bit, especially if the fight was in the Phillipines. Fast, very complete southpaw and an excellent ring general who wouldn't be too small, though he didn't have the biggest punch on him.

Lockridge has a good style too but wasn't really proven at lightweight, plus Pea would probably be able to more than hold his own up close.

I was thinking that Driscoll might have had the tools to do well even if he didn't win, although Whitaker would perhaps just decide to walk him down behind the jab instead and work him at close range rather than trying to box him.
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Size difference matters for pure boxer versus pure boxer too, remember Pep lost to Angott at LW
Angott was a negative type defensive spoiler..far from a pure boxer.
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No way is any featherweight beating Pea, Armstrong included
No way is any pure boxer keeping Armstrong off him, Pea included.
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