Can Loma still be great?

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Dance84, Oct 22, 2020.

  1. Dance84

    Dance84 Unicorn and seastar land Full Member

    Oct 11, 2017
    Despite the loss can be still be great? Id like him to move down and clear out 130 or 126
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  2. tinman

    tinman Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Feb 25, 2015
    No. He doesn't have the nuts to go at it with bigger men who can punch. And there is nobody in his natural weight class who is strong enough opposition.

    He needed to beat Lopez or Mikey Garcia. And didn't do it.
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  3. drenlou

    drenlou The Real KING OF THE HILL! Full Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    Depends what he does from this point on. Hes an ATG amatuer boxer thats for sure.
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  4. chatty

    chatty Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 18, 2009
    Of course he can. One loss doesnt end your career.

    He may fight Lopez again, win that and thats a huge boost.

    At Lightweight there are fights with: Devan Haney, Ryan Garcia, Gevonta Davis, Lee Selby, Javier Fortuna, Richard Commey.

    If he moves back down to SFW there are fights with Miguel Berchelt, Leo Santa Cruz, Oscar Valdez, Carl Frampton, Jojo Diaz, Tevin Farmer Jamal Herring, Shavkat Rakhimov, Chris Colbert.

    There is easy the fights there to carve out an ATG career, lets see what happens.
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  5. tealt

    tealt Active Member Full Member

    Mar 24, 2017
    Mikey didn't seem to want to fight him.
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  6. northpaw

    northpaw Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jun 5, 2010
    All greats have losses
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  7. Richmondpete

    Richmondpete Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 22, 2015
    If he moves down for the remainder of his career then in my opinion no he cannot
  8. dinovelvet

    dinovelvet Antifanboi Full Member

    Jul 21, 2012
    Golovkin didn't have the nuts to go at it with smaller Canelo who doesn't pack that hard of a punch. He backed off continuously throughout 24 rounds of boxing.
    At least Loma had the gonads to bite down on his gum-shield and was prepared to take a punch to land a punch when he thought his chances of winning was in jeopardy.

    Loma vs Lopez would have been like Golovkin vs Ward. . We all saw how GGG wanted no part of that challenge.

    Loma > >> Tripe G
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  9. miniq

    miniq Big Stiff Idiot banned Full Member

    Oct 23, 2011
    He has had his moment of greatness

    That boat has sailed

    He has to move aside now

    Boxing takes no prisoners

    If he chooses to stay soon he will be fighting small Japanese children and MMA fighters like Floyd in circus fights.

    Trying to salvage something from the deterioration of time are efforts in vain.
  10. vargasfan1985

    vargasfan1985 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Mar 8, 2008
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  11. vargasfan1985

    vargasfan1985 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Mar 8, 2008
    You clowns act like he got KTFO in round 1
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  12. sasto

    sasto Active Member Full Member

    Aug 5, 2020
    We have to get to judging people by their wins rather than their lack of losses.

    SRR, Ali, JCC, most of the best have multiple losses. If someone has high level losses then you know there's no fear of facing someone who is, in that moment, better. It's harder to believe they ducked anyone. And you can evaluate their resilience in the face of adversity.

    If Loma comes back and faces Haney, Berchelt, Stevenson, or some other good opponent then he's still on the road to greatness.
  13. 22JM

    22JM Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 10, 2016
    No, hes already going to 33 with 2 loses and a poor resume.
  14. VG_Addict

    VG_Addict Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 13, 2012
    Loma should have tried to unify at 126 and 130.
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  15. makzy

    makzy Member Full Member

    Mar 10, 2014
    I think he may be done at the top level. Davis, Haney, Garcia all beat him imo.