De La Hoya Vs Quartey - Forgotten Classic

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  1. ChrisJS

    ChrisJS Active Member Full Member

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    Actually, Trinidad-Whitaker, the following week was far more entertaining. Vargas’ fight with Vargas was more entertaining than this too.
     
  2. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    When Quartey first came on the scene beating Espana I believe to win the WBA Belt he was an intriguing figure. Then he destroyed Vince Phillips who came up from 140lbs. He had beaten KT down there, he has some respect. Quartey was a bit feared.
    I recall Gil Clancy saying that Ike had the best chin he has ever seen. That is something that sticks with you as a fan if you know who Gil Clancy is. Then the Lopez fight came along. Quartey dominated until Jose Luis Lopez connected, actually threw punches. Ike was on the canvas 2 or 3 times late in that bout.
    That took some of the luster off of Quartey. At least made him look beatable.
    Against Oscar I thought Quartey's jab carried the day. In good stretches he was in control and winning rounds. Ike won the 6th where they exchanged Knockdowns, he wasn't that hurt but DelaHoya was very hurt and stayed hurt the rest of the round.
    Oscar had that huge 12th. Which could be scored 10-7. Even with that I don't think Quartey lost. He probably won or deserved a draw.
    I agree it wasn't a great fight. A couple bursts of action. This fight did alter Oscar DelaHoya. He realized he couldnt bang guys out like he had at '35. He had to start learning how to box.
     
  3. Flexb

    Flexb Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Where in the world is Quartey winning by 3 points? Oscar outlanded him and put him down more. Oscar was controlling most of the fight until they traded KDs and then he was tentative and Ike took 2-3 straight rounds. But as they come into the championship rounds, Ike was reduced to just a jab (alebit a good jab) Oscar's jab was good also but he was throwing and landing combos, not many, but was doing more than Ike was. And Ike wasn't nearly far enough ahead to get obliterated like that in the final round and take the only 10-8 round of the fight against him. I had Ike up by 1 round going into the 12th and Oscar showed who the best fighter was and did everything he had to do. No way in the world Ike won that fight. Outboxed, outlanded, put on his can more. A draw wouldn't have even sat well with me unless Oscar took the final round without a KD. that's one fight where judges got it right atleast in who won.
     
  4. Flexb

    Flexb Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    LOLOL my goodness smh
     
  5. thanosone

    thanosone I Am Eternal Full Member

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    Oscar 116-113 seemed about right.