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Old 07-03-2008, 10:25 PM   #16
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Camacho then Gomez then Benitez. Hector had the most sucess never having lost from 1980 to 1990. Most people dont even know that!

Next you could say Gomez was a little more successful than Wifred Benitez
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Old 07-04-2008, 03:56 AM   #17
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In the 80s

Camacho then Gomez then Benitez. Hector had the most sucess never having lost from 1980 to 1990. Most people dont even know that!

Next you could say Gomez was a little more successful than Wifred Benitez
Of course much of Gomez' and Benitez' best work was latter 70's

Overall they both tower miles above Camacho, and then some. Camacho never beat an absolute topline fighter in his prime.
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Old 07-04-2008, 07:34 AM   #18
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I fogot Hector had a later start but still he could say he went an enitre decade without losing. Wifred started out and lost after 7 years as a pro while Gomez was brutally destroyed by Sanchez who wasnt even a big puncher. Rosario was reputed to be the big puncher but Hector still beat him good.
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Old 07-04-2008, 07:47 AM   #19
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I fogot Hector had a later start but still he could say he went an enitre decade without losing. Wifred started out and lost after 7 years as a pro while Gomez was brutally destroyed by Sanchez who wasnt even a big puncher. Rosario was reputed to be the big puncher but Hector still beat him good.
Reputed? He managed to shake Camacho like never before.
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Old 07-04-2008, 08:04 AM   #20
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I fogot Hector had a later start but still he could say he went an enitre decade without losing. Wifred started out and lost after 7 years as a pro while Gomez was brutally destroyed by Sanchez who wasnt even a big puncher. Rosario was reputed to be the big puncher but Hector still beat him good.
Went undefeated, but who did he beat? Who was his best win?

Also, most scored the fight for Rosario as SS has told you countless times.
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Old 07-04-2008, 08:20 AM   #21
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Reputed? He managed to shake Camacho like never before.
Shaken him yes but winning one round big doesnt win you a fight. What about all the other rounds which he lost. Hector wins nine rounds to Rosario's paltry three
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Old 07-04-2008, 08:26 AM   #22
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Went undefeated, but who did he beat? Who was his best win?

Also, most scored the fight for Rosario as SS has told you countless times.
Yes but it's the OFFICIAL SCORE that counts remember? That's why Sugar Ray Leonard owns that win over Hagler. Even though a split decision isnt as strong as unanimous it's still valid. And we all have to abide by the rules no matter how many may argue against it.
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Old 07-04-2008, 08:32 AM   #23
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Shaken him yes but winning one round big doesnt win you a fight. What about all the other rounds which he lost. Hector wins nine rounds to Rosario's paltry three
Which shows both your ability to score and shrug off favouritism
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Old 07-04-2008, 09:59 AM   #24
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1. Wilfredo Gomez
2. Wilfred Benitez
3. Carlos Ortiz
4. Felix Trinidad
5. Cocoa Kid (If he really was Puerto Rican)
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Old 07-04-2008, 10:04 AM   #25
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All I can say is...Well said Robbi...well said.

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Old 07-04-2008, 10:07 PM   #26
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1. Carlos Ortiz
2. Wilfred Benitez
3. Wilfredo Gomez
4. Felix Trinidad
5. Esteban Dejesus

Pedro Montanez and Cocoa Kid could conceivably take a spot in the top 5.
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Old 07-04-2008, 11:06 PM   #27
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I say Gomez, Trinidad, Calderon,Benitez, Ortiz, and Camacho and LaPorte fighting for 6th place.
Not a chance in hell Calderon rates above either, especially Camacho.
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Old 07-04-2008, 11:14 PM   #28
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Chavez would beat Cotto too.


wrong!!
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Old 07-10-2008, 01:12 AM   #29
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1. Wilfredo Gomez
2. Carlos Ortiz
3. Tito Trinidad
4. Wilfred Benitez
5. Edwin Rosario

Cotto needs a couple more wins to supplant Rosario IMO
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Old 07-10-2008, 01:15 AM   #30
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I say Gomez, Trinidad, Calderon,Benitez, Ortiz, and Camacho and LaPorte fighting for 6th place.

while if cotto beats margo he than gets passed rosario who is 7th
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