Better fighter: Salvador Sanchez or Jose Napoles ?

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  1. Tin_Ribs

    Tin_Ribs Me Full Member

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    You've got at least one man here concurring with you mate, it's one of the best analogies describing Sanchez that I've read in eons. The aura he gave off was the antithesis of the vibes that men like Tyson projected. Although I suppose that the most obvious comparison to make would be to Monzon, even that doesn't really - to me, at least - encapsulate Sanchez's presence nor his relaxed omniscience; there was something unique about him, like the eye of a storm almost. I don't think he needed the dead-behind-the-eyes trait that Monzon possessed despite both of them having Terminator-like qualities. In fact, I might even say that he had something of Saldivar about him regardless of being an entirely different fighter in terms of physiology and style.
     
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  2. sweet_scientist

    sweet_scientist Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Well said Tin. It must have been a heavy psychological load for fighters to carry when they landed their best shots on Sanchez, only to have him continue along his way as if nothing ever happened. It discouraged me just as an onlooker!
     
  3. El Bujia

    El Bujia Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I don't think Sanchez would've looked quite as unflappable were he in the ring with a Monzon type, either. The only times I ever saw Napoles look discouraged otherwise were when he was cut. That was his one true weakness.
     
  4. sweet_scientist

    sweet_scientist Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I'd probably agree with that.

    Sanchez was probably the most stoic fighter of all time.
     
  5. lora

    lora Fighting Zapata Full Member

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    Ohba was similar to sanchez in that respect imo, though his chin obviously was much more dentable.
     
  6. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Bump
    I'll give the edge to Napoles very slightly.
     
  7. roughdiamond

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  8. young griffo

    young griffo Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I wouldn't want to live on the difference between them.

    Two absolutely fantastic fighters.
     
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  9. ChrisJS

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    Two of my absolute favorites ever. I’ll give an edge to Napoles as I think his smoother style showed a better, more complete offense and defense. Better with the hook, more precise etc; Sanchez had some intangibles that are up there with the absolute greatest though IMO.
     
  10. Reinhardt

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    I was going to post till I saw this, perfect analysis in my opinion.
     
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  11. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    If Manny could easily outbox Margaroto what would a master boxer like Napoles have done to him?
     
  12. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    No he didn`t stop many fighters at welter and Napoles was far harder to hit than Hatton and did much better at middle against Monzon than Floyd would have, do you think Floyd would have stopped Sanchez wityh the check hook at super-feather?
     
  13. Russell

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    JC40 Boxing fan since 1972 Full Member

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    My thoughts as well.

    Cheers All.