33+ year old fighters in the lower weight classes and Loma's time left

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  1. tinman

    tinman Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Since Lomachenko will be 32 next month and he's a smaller fighter doesn't that mean the end of the line is near?

    We know the smaller the fighter the shorter their shelf life. Can you think of lower weight guys who were still humming along resembling their prime past the age of 33?

    The most notable one I can think is Marquez who was 34 when he fought Pac the 2nd time, but you could see that he even he was no longer as precise or quick on the draw as he was in the first bout.

    Donaire just went toe to toe with Inoue at 36. Which was incredible. But you have to think a prime Donaire takes him into deep waters and drowns him.

    Any other examples? Or does the future not look so good for Loma?
     
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  2. BigBone

    BigBone Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Floyd started just 4 lbs above Loma and dominated Clenelo & Pac near 40.
     
  3. MannyMMA

    MannyMMA Golovkin 9-3 or 8-4 Full Member

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    Lomachenko isn't Floyd
     
  4. Forza

    Forza Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    hes already slowing down and getting hit more
     
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  5. Rilz

    Rilz Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I give Loma a solid 2-3 more years on top of the sport. I think he takes care of himself well, you don't hear about him drinking and partying.
     
  6. BoxingDialogue

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    I think as long as he doesn’t try anything silly like having a fight at 140 he should be fine. Also just needs to pick up his defense a little more.
     
  7. tinman

    tinman Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I want to see some examples of a lower weight class guy still competing against high level guys in their prime.
     
  8. BigBone

    BigBone Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Wait, lemme check....


    damn, ur right m8!
     
  9. BigBone

    BigBone Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Sure, it just won't be relevant in the Loma context since he's fighting right in the middle of weight classes and has 7 division below him. Small guys are Donaire, Rigo, Narvaez not him, and sure: it's uncommon to fight at a high level 34+. However, middle divisions where Loma competes (126-135) age well, see Floyd (130-154), DLH (130-160) or even Pac who jumped to this group quite young.

    I think Loma gets hit more often than his fans would like to admit and rely heavily on reflexes that eventually deteriorate, but I think we could be 2-6 years before his level significantly drops, depending on genetics and taking care of himself. He's not in those tiny divisions that age fast, he's quite average in size compared to world population averages.
     
  10. khaosai galaxi

    khaosai galaxi My First Lady Full Member

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    Floyd while not proven is definitely on drugs..
     
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  11. IsaL

    IsaL Obsessed with Boxing booted Full Member

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    While he will start showing wear soon enough, he hasn't had many pro fights. pro fights take a lot more out of you than Amateur fights. He should be okay until his mid to late 30's as he doesn't have a lot of mileage.

    As long as he stays clear of aggressive strong prime brawlers like Miguel Berchelt (Salido's granddaddy) he should be able to outbox any technician between 126-135 and stay fresh.
     
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  12. Boxing Prospect

    Boxing Prospect Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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  13. LANCE99

    LANCE99 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Realize you are using 3 ATG fighters as the standard for this weight span? They aren't the rule, but moreso the exception.
     
  14. Eggman

    Eggman Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Don’t see the issue with him going to 140, he’s taller than pac with 1 inch less reach. Pacs beating prime 147rs at 40.

    if Loma is as great as described then 140 shouldn’t be an issue
     
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  15. The Akbar One

    The Akbar One Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I think Loma has plenty left in the tank
     


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