Carlos Palomino v Lloyd Honeyghan

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  1. Stevie G

    Stevie G Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    The Palomino who beat John H in 1976 v the Curry Beating Ragamuffin Man of 1986.


    I rate Palomino the better fighter overall but this version of Lloyd may well have a decnt shot,imo. Carlos would still be favourite,though. He was unlucky to come along in the era of very talented welters.
     
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  2. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Carlos takes this by UD.
     
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  3. Richard M Murrieta

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    The Carlos Palomino that defeated WBC World Welterweight Champion John H. Stracey on June 22 1976 in London, England, by a TKO 12, was not given a chance to win the title. This is so because Stracey had lifted the title from Jose Mantequilla Napoles on Dec 6 1975, TKO 6. Lloyd Honeyghan, who fought Undisputed World Welterweight Champion Donald Curry on Sept 27 1986, was not given a chance because of Curry's KO 2 of WBA champion Milton McCrory on Dec 6 1985. In this bout between these two upset makers, Palomino cool and composed would not be intimidated by the frightening stare of Lloyd. Palomino withstands the early energetic onslaught of Honeyghan, by concentrating on Lloyd's thin torso. After connecting on several occasions with his hard right hand to the exposed chin of Palomino, they both engage in a tremendous firefight at the center of the ring. As they are both engaging. Carlos lands the same left hook that felled Davey Boy Green in June 1977, to the jaw in round 11, Honeyghan topples to the canvas, unable to beat the ten count tolled by the referee. Both fighters at the bouts end, display the wear and tear of this fight on their faces.
     
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  4. Saintpat

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    I like Carlos for much the same reasons at @Richard M Murrieta — that body attack would have had Raggamuffin pretty ragged by the late rounds and ripe for a TKO.
     
  5. Richard M Murrieta

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    Hey my friend, we both think of this bout, the same way.
     
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  6. Saintpat

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    Good to see you here Richard!
     
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  7. Richard M Murrieta

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    Thanks so much my friend.
     
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  8. Jamal Perkins

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    I see things differently...the 1986 Honeyghan is a slick boxer with radar like defence and cat quick reflexes.

    I think he's going to box he won't get drawn into a brawl....but if they do brawl Honeyghan will land a sharp right and hurt Carlos...keep him under manners.....Lloyd had one punch power....he scored one punch kayoes over Gianfranco Rosi,Jorge Vaca,Yung Kil Chung & Mickey Hughes....the demolitions of Bumphus and Hatcher....I just can't see him losing to the very fine fighter Palomino.
     
  9. Cobra33

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    Problem is Honeyghan could very easily be drawn into a brawl.
    And Carlos will wreak that body.
    I see a great fight with Carlos stopping him late after some tense moments.
     
  10. mr. magoo

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    I think it could go either way. Both of these guys had guts and could punch. Both also had questionable durability. Under those circumstances anything could happen. Would probably be an exciting fight for the fans
     
  11. Xplosive

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    Palomino breaks Honeyghan down and stops him late.
     
  12. Richard M Murrieta

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    Good observation, I do respect your opinion my friend.
     
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  13. Stevie G

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    Nice post,Richard.
     
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  14. Richard M Murrieta

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    Thanks my friend, I really appreciate it.
     
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  15. Cecil

    Cecil Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Overall I think Palomino is the better and more consistent fighter.
    Honeyghan was indisciplined and could be very ragged just the opposite from the fundamentally sound Palomino.
    However we’re talking the Honeyghan of the Curry fight and that night he was mighty impressive he looked a very good welterweight.
    All his fundamentals were working his movement was good and of course he had the power which in fairness he always had.
    I think this is close I find it hard to pick either, Carlos with his dogged determination, toughness and consistent approach might just wear Lloyd down and stop him late or gain a hard fought UD.
    Any other version of Honeyghan is soundly beaten.
     
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