Alexis Arguello vs Pernell Whitaker

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by sas6789, Oct 31, 2013.


  1. sas6789

    sas6789 Active Member Full Member

    1,438
    39
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Sep 15, 2011
  2. AlFrancis

    AlFrancis Boxing Junkie Full Member

    9,649
    453
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Jul 25, 2008
    I think it's a bad fight for Arguello, at what weight, light welter?
     
  3. bladerunner

    bladerunner El Intocable Full Member

    34,062
    104
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Jul 20, 2004
    Whitaker all the way. Love Arguello but Whitaker's style was all wrong for him, i can see Alexis maybe scoring a knockdown if Sweet Pea gets careless and gets caught off balance but even that would be a long shot, Whitaker would be too mobile, too fast and too slick for El Flaco and would win by clear cut decision.
     
  4. The Wanderer

    The Wanderer Boxing Addict Full Member

    3,815
    12
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Mar 28, 2008
    Bad style matchup for Arguello, I'd think. Pea's a hard target to get a read on, and even a puncher as explosive as Arguello probably won't be taking out Whitaker with one big shot.

    I'd favor Pea on points.
     
  5. DaveK

    DaveK Vicious & Malicious Full Member

    3,668
    14
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Mar 2, 2009
    I agree with everyone so far- bad stylistic match for Arguello. Pea on points.
     
  6. Titan1

    Titan1 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    9,324
    403
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Oct 18, 2004
    Pernell by points, at least in a 12 rounder, 15 rounds, wouldn't shock me if Alexis stopped Pernell, who didn't have the greatest chin.
     
  7. heizenberg

    heizenberg Well-Known Member Full Member

    1,945
    184
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Nov 6, 2013
    Whitaker uses his movement, defense and quick hands to pretty much dominate Arguello. Whitaker is the worse possible match up I can think of for Arguello who struggled with good movers who also had good defense.
     
  8. stonehammerjack

    stonehammerjack Member Full Member

    450
    9
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Aug 7, 2010
    Arguello by KO over 15. Whitaker takes a body beating and finally gets caught and taken out violently.
     
  9. red cobra

    red cobra Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    37,278
    5,382
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Jul 28, 2004
    If anybody could ko The Pea, it would be AA in those championship rounds of 13 through 15.
     
  10. Saad54

    Saad54 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    8,618
    2,946
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Dec 10, 2014
    Whitaker by clear decision. He'd avoid Arguello's power punches for the most part and box around him. The only way Alexis wins this is if he lands a lucky haymaker. Pernell didn't have a great chin but I don't think he'd get caught by such a punch.
     
  11. Surf-Bat

    Surf-Bat Boxing Addict Full Member

    6,736
    37
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Jul 20, 2010
    A shopworn and coke-ravaged Whitaker had a strong enough chin to finish against Felix Trinidad, who was bigger, stronger and harder-hitting than Arguello. Felix was among the most feared bangers in boxing at the time.

    If Pernell can take those cannons at that stage, he could take Arguello's in his prime years.

    Whitaker by UD.
     
  12. Titan1

    Titan1 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    9,324
    403
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Oct 18, 2004
    True that.I would also favor Roberto Duran in the championship rounds against Pea.Slightly, Howard Davis Jr. also.
     
  13. KuRuPT

    KuRuPT Boxing Junkie Full Member

    8,264
    2,266
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Aug 26, 2011
    So you don't have a clue about boxing then... just say so first and I wouldn't and bothered reading your post
     
  14. KuRuPT

    KuRuPT Boxing Junkie Full Member

    8,264
    2,266
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Aug 26, 2011
    Now whitaker doesn't have a chin... Jesus what's going on around here.

    Honestly, I see pea shutting him out over 12
     
  15. Titan1

    Titan1 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    9,324
    403
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Oct 18, 2004
    Don't get upset because the truth hits you in the face, and you can't deal with it.Pea would have problems with Arguello in a 15 rounder, and you know it.
     


Sign up for ESPN+ and Stream Live Sports! Advertisement