Boxing  

Forum Home Boxing Forum European British Classic Aussie MMA Training
Go Back   Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > Classic Boxing Forum


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-26-2013, 01:28 AM   #1
TheSouthpaw
Champion
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 3,938
vCash: 500
Default DLH Vs Curry and McCallum at WW prime for prime.?

Im gonna say right now im gonna give DLH a very good chance here..Not saying its gonna easy, But I see him comin out on top.
TheSouthpaw is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 05-26-2013, 04:27 AM   #2
DigMona
Journeyman
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 98
vCash: 500
Default Re: DLH Vs Curry and McCallum at WW prime for prime.?

McCallum was not a welterweight.
DigMona is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2013, 05:31 AM   #3
MAG1965
P4P King
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Dallas,Texas.
Posts: 17,399
vCash: 1010
Default Re: DLH Vs Curry and McCallum at WW prime for prime.?

The problem I see with Mike McCallum is this. He was bigger at 154. So if Oscar fights him at 154, that punch which Hopkins landed to the kidney of Oscar would land over and over with Mike and Oscar would be stopped by body punches as the fight goes on. Oscar would do well early but once he slows a little, Mike's size would win. Curry? I think Oscar edges Curry in a great fight, but Oscar had more inner heart than Donald and a little quicker I think. I can see Donald moving in and trying to counterpunch Oscar, but Oscar being too quick and landing his left hook and keeping Donald respectful, yet I don't see him knocking out Donald with that left hook. You will not see a Mike McCallum left hook from Oscar. Donald was quick, but not like Oscar. Donald has the size over Oscar, but the speed of Oscar would neutralize that.
MAG1965 is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2013, 06:20 AM   #4
Mr Butt
Champion
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: out preaching for the church of benn
Posts: 6,589
vCash: 1054
Default Re: DLH Vs Curry and McCallum at WW prime for prime.?

Curry beats de la Hoya
Mr Butt is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2013, 10:01 AM   #5
DaveK
Vicious & Malicious
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 1,826
vCash: 1000
Default Re: DLH Vs Curry and McCallum at WW prime for prime.?

He gets beat by Curry.

McCallun was not a WW.

If they fight at 154, Delahoya may outbox him long enough to win a decision, but also may lose due to Mike being Mike.
DaveK is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2013, 10:30 AM   #6
bladerunner
El Intocable
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Casal Ventoso
Posts: 16,492
vCash: 15711
Default Re: DLH Vs Curry and McCallum at WW prime for prime.?

Curry would win a clear but competitive decision simply the better technical fighter.

McCallum was not a WW but at Jr MW i think McCallum stops him late, he would launch a consistent attack at DLH body who its well documented never liked getting hit downstairs and that would take his toll on DLH already suspicious stamina, he wears Oscar down to the limit and to the point of exhaustion and makes him quit on his stool between rounds eight and nine.
bladerunner is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2013, 12:09 PM   #7
Bokaj
Champion
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 7,181
vCash: 1000
Default Re: DLH Vs Curry and McCallum at WW prime for prime.?

See them both as more talented and skillful than DLH. Oscar's best bet would be Mike killing himself to make WW. But, actually, with the day before weigh-in McCallum wouldn't be that a big WW. He'd make weight pretty comfortably.
Bokaj is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2013, 12:14 PM   #8
NoNeck
Pugilist Specialist
ESB Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,242
vCash: 500
Default Re: DLH Vs Curry and McCallum at WW prime for prime.?

What exactly is supposed to keep Curry from getting knocked out by De La Hoya?

McCallum at 154 would beat Oscar though.
NoNeck is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2013, 02:14 PM   #9
lora
Fighting Zapata
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 4,555
vCash: 500
Default Re: DLH Vs Curry and McCallum at WW prime for prime.?

His superior skills, speed and power i would guess.

Curry is a bad match for Oscar imo.
lora is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2013, 05:36 PM   #10
NoNeck
Pugilist Specialist
ESB Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,242
vCash: 500
Default Re: DLH Vs Curry and McCallum at WW prime for prime.?

Quote:
Originally Posted by lora View Post
His superior skills, speed and power i would guess.

Curry is a bad match for Oscar imo.
Bold claim considering Oscar had all of those and a better resume/more consistency.
NoNeck is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2013, 05:48 PM   #11
lora
Fighting Zapata
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 4,555
vCash: 500
Default Re: DLH Vs Curry and McCallum at WW prime for prime.?

It's not that bold really.

Oscar has the better wins, but not by a massive amount at Welter.i'd take Curry's performance against Starling in their rematch against any of Oscar's efforts against Pea, Tito or Quartey btw.

To be honest though i like Quartey i think he had faded significantly from his early title winning form when he fought Oscar and was barely if any better than McRory or jones in that fight.He was slow, flat footed, no punch variety, basically a Welter Bruno.

Curry only lost once after hanging around too long at the weight, though i do think Honeyghan's style would have been tough for him at any time.I wouldn't pick that version to beat Oscar so it doesn't bother me much.
lora is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2013, 06:55 PM   #12
MAG1965
P4P King
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Dallas,Texas.
Posts: 17,399
vCash: 1010
Default Re: DLH Vs Curry and McCallum at WW prime for prime.?

Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveK View Post
He gets beat by Curry.

McCallun was not a WW.

If they fight at 154, Delahoya may outbox him long enough to win a decision, but also may lose due to Mike being Mike.
I see the opposite. Oscar was quicker than both, but Curry had defensive issues (yes defensive). He could block and duck and counter, but his feet were always wide apart and if he slowed down a little (like Tyson) his effectiveness goes out the window as it did a little in 1986. I see Mike being too big for Oscar. Mike was a big Junior Middleweight and actually fit Light heavyweight ok.
MAG1965 is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2013, 07:10 PM   #13
NoNeck
Pugilist Specialist
ESB Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,242
vCash: 500
Default Re: DLH Vs Curry and McCallum at WW prime for prime.?

Quote:
Originally Posted by lora View Post
It's not that bold really.

Oscar has the better wins, but not by a massive amount at Welter.i'd take Curry's performance against Starling in their rematch against any of Oscar's efforts against Pea, Tito or Quartey btw.

To be honest though i like Quartey i think he had faded significantly from his early title winning form when he fought Oscar and was barely if any better than McRory or jones in that fight.He was slow, flat footed, no punch variety, basically a Welter Bruno.

Curry only lost once after hanging around too long at the weight, though i do think Honeyghan's style would have been tough for him at any time.I wouldn't pick that version to beat Oscar so it doesn't bother me much.
I wasn't narrowing it down to welter. Curry getting iced at 154 lingers in my head, and Oscar did plenty at 140 and 154. Most of Oscar's big fights were close. This would probably be one of them.
NoNeck is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2013, 12:13 AM   #14
TheSouthpaw
Champion
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 3,938
vCash: 500
Default Re: DLH Vs Curry and McCallum at WW prime for prime.?

Quote:
Originally Posted by MAG1965 View Post
The problem I see with Mike McCallum is this. He was bigger at 154. So if Oscar fights him at 154, that punch which Hopkins landed to the kidney of Oscar would land over and over with Mike and Oscar would be stopped by body punches as the fight goes on. Oscar would do well early but once he slows a little, Mike's size would win. Curry? I think Oscar edges Curry in a great fight, but Oscar had more inner heart than Donald and a little quicker I think. I can see Donald moving in and trying to counterpunch Oscar, but Oscar being too quick and landing his left hook and keeping Donald respectful, yet I don't see him knocking out Donald with that left hook. You will not see a Mike McCallum left hook from Oscar. Donald was quick, but not like Oscar. Donald has the size over Oscar, but the speed of Oscar would neutralize that.

it would defiantly be a risk for DLH..
TheSouthpaw is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2013, 12:14 AM   #15
TheSouthpaw
Champion
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 3,938
vCash: 500
Default Re: DLH Vs Curry and McCallum at WW prime for prime.?

Quote:
Originally Posted by NoNeck View Post
Bold claim considering Oscar had all of those and a better resume/more consistency.

A much better resume!
TheSouthpaw is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Reply

Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > Classic Boxing Forum

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Boxing News 24 Forum 2013