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Old 04-01-2013, 05:46 PM   #1
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Default Is Pernell Whitaker the greatest ring general in boxing history?

A simple but legitimate question. Fought several hall of famers, a slew of top ten guys, and done other solid fighters and I can't think of a single fight in which Whitaker was made to fight someone elses fight, as least until he was an old man. Most guys have one brilliant stand out performance that people view as almost artistic; Pea has 4. Is their anyone better at determining the rules of engagement than Sweet Pea?
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:53 PM   #2
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A simple but legitimate question. Fought several hall of famers, a slew of top ten guys, and done other solid fighters and I can't think of a single fight in which Whitaker was made to fight someone elses fight, as least until he was an old man. Most guys have one brilliant stand out performance that people view as almost artistic; Pea has 4. Is their anyone better at determining the rules of engagement than Sweet Pea?
He didn't look like such a great ring general running away from Nelson from some point in the second half of their fight or against JCV.
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:16 PM   #3
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Monzon as well. Op is terrible.
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:18 PM   #4
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Jung Koo Chang, he went through you! He was a near impossible style to come up against.

He was water.
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:19 PM   #5
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Monzon as well. Op is terrible.



But I'd go with Benny Leonard.
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:21 PM   #6
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You could argue this, but he had serious augmenting gifts that make it disputable, too. I go for Monzon. Legitimately generalship made up entirely of "generalshipy" things.
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:22 PM   #7
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Which gifts do you speak of buddy?
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:12 PM   #8
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:24 PM   #9
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LMAO the opening post by Seamus is spraying napalm everywhere
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:25 PM   #10
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I just read Seamus' opening post. I ****ing hope he's joking, because that is such utter bullshit.
I don't know. I just found one day and bookmarked it for future use.

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LMAO the opening post by Seamus is spraying napalm everywhere
He was definitely up for a scrap that night.
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Yes...he's certainly one of them. In fact, he might well be the daddy of them all.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:28 PM   #12
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I just read Seamus' opening post. I ****ing hope he's joking, because that is such utter bullshit.
He was even crankier back then, believe it or not.
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I like Seamus' posts, he certainly knows boxing, but seriously? Vasquez? A ****ing fix?
I don't know about a fix, but as it is now, we can make a serious case about Vasquez having won that fight, and if he had been credited with the very legit KD he scored with a punch inside as he should have been, I think the decision would have been very unpopular.

I mean come on, 118-118-117 in favor of Pernell ? That's a terrible joke.
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