Can Hamed Survived Featherweights Toughest Era?

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  1. OP_TheJawBreaker

    OP_TheJawBreaker NOBODY hit like that guy! Full Member

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    I think I'm not the only one who thinks the featherweights in 70/80's are the toughest era for the featherweights. Fighters like Salvador Sanchez, Eusebio Pedroza, Danny Lopez, Juan LaPorte, Bernard Taylor, Rocky Lockridge, Patrick Ford, Ruben Castillo, Wilfredo Gomez, Azumah Nelson and Barry McGuigan compete in that era. Is it possible for him to dominate the them? or will he fall short? Let me know your thoughts.
     
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  2. Noel857

    Noel857 I Am Duran Full Member

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    Yes Naz would certainly lose a few but also win some.Definitely survive and be competitive
     
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  3. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Boxing Addict banned Full Member

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    Terrific puncher with poor balance and defence,he doesn't beat the best of the era,Guys like Sanchez
    Pedroza
    Nelson
    Gomez
    Beat him, he and Lopez would be good.
     
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  4. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 Resident Gadfly Full Member

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    Yet you fail to mention the toughest feather ever in Jeff French. for shame, for shame.
     
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  5. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Boxing Addict banned Full Member

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    Not nearly as tough as Nelson!
     
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  6. mark ant

    mark ant Uysk could beat Haye and Nelson on the same night Full Member

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    Sanchez would have beaten Naz pretty easily, Naz may have beaten the others or the era, but his balance was awful and may have cost him, if Nelson could hit Sanchez a lot then he could have done the same to Naz, Pedroza was better at slipping shots than Naz.
     
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  7. White Bomber

    White Bomber Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Hamed was a great boxer, he'd have done very well in any era. He beats most, if not all of these guys.
     
  8. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Boxing Addict banned Full Member

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    No,he was a great puncher, Barrera schooled him, and put him in his place legacy wise.
     
  9. White Bomber

    White Bomber Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He was past his prime when he faced Barrera.
     
  10. Cobra33

    Cobra33 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    People sleep on his style. Incredibly fast southpaw who attacks from weird angles with one punch power.
    And I hate to tell you he would be extremely competitive and actually I wouldn't be surprised if he beat a couple of the all time greats.
     
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  11. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Boxing Addict banned Full Member

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    Past his prime at 27 with 35 fights on his sheet? Nope ,he had just began to believe all the BS he spouted about himself.lol Of his last 23 fights only 6 of his opponents names are in the end of year Ring Ratings .
     
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  12. Cecil

    Cecil Boxing Addict Full Member

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    In fairness he’d probably always have a chance against any of them simply due to his power and his unorthodoxy would present problems to some.
    However as Barrera and Kelley showed the better the opponent he faced the more his bad habits and flaws were exposed.
     
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  13. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 Resident Gadfly Full Member

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    “I lost my mouth piece”
     
  14. George Crowcroft

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    You've never seen even half of these guys :lol:
     
  15. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Boxing Addict banned Full Member

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    • In front of 40,000 fans, Nelson dropped Fenech in the 1st, 2nd and 8th rounds before Mercante waved it off.
    • A completely different fight to their first encounter. Nelson a rock from the opening bell, Fenech knocked down early and always looking fragile, though busy. After fight, Nelson said 'Fenech is a boy, I am a man'.
     
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