Edwin Rosario vs Greg Haugen

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  1. Xplosive

    Xplosive Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I can't recall this matchup ever being done before.
     
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  2. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Rosario is just way too talented for Haugen ...he wins by ko
     
  3. PernellSweetPea

    PernellSweetPea Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I would say 3rd round knockout for Rosario. He would blast out Rosario
     
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  4. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Edwin Rosario just hits too hard for The Iron Man, Greg Haugen, Rosario by TKO 5.
     
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  5. mark ant

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    Rosario lated longer against Chavez because he had much better defensive skills than Haugen, Camacho ran from Rosario after being hurt early, Hector wasn`t impressive v Haugen in their two match ups at 140.
     
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  6. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

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    Really liked Rosario. Great footwork he had. Haugen with his his underrated boxing skills much more than just a tough guy the media made him out to be. I got Rosario. I think the early rounds are competitive then Rosario pulls away. Yea he could very well stop Haugen but to me it's not a lock. Haugen was very good in his prime.
     
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  7. red cobra

    red cobra Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I don't know about "too talented"...he just hit too hard...that's all it boiled down to.
     
  8. red cobra

    red cobra Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Oh, it's been done before. The misconception that most people have about Greg Haugen is that he was just a tough guy brawler from Alaska, but as @robert ungurean said, Greg had plenty of skills, in an understated way. You didn't outbox Jimmy Paul over 15 if you weren't skilled...and remember that Greg got screwed royally in that 1st bout with Pazienza, and in their rematch, he thoroughly outboxed and outcountered Vinnie. He had a good chin too, and it's a mistake to judge him by that Chavez fight. Early in his career, when moving up the ladder of opponents on ESPN, he toughed it out after getting tagged early on by Chris Calvin, a big puncher who killed an opponent in one of his fights. So a lot like Sean O'Grady does, Haugen gets underrated badly and unfairly IMO....however, having said all that, I think it's unlikely that Mutt would survive to the limit with a prime Rosario.
     
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  10. mr. magoo

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    Rosario wins. But Haugen was durable. Had a good work rate. Lots of heart. And his excellent counter punching ability would ensure that he’d land some punches as Rosario was coming forward. Not as easy as some think
     
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  11. Bronze Tiger

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    I think Rosario could outfinesse Haugen if he wanted to...His footwork was superb
     
  12. Flo_Raiden

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    Rosario's style was different to Chavez so I don't see him running over Haugen so easily. Fight would be a lot more competitive than most would think. Haugen was very tough, had some good skills and couterpunching abilities that can help him stay in the fight with Rosario. But ultimately I think Rosario's power would eventually wear down Haugen to a stoppage win.
     
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  13. Fuzzykat

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    I'm pretty confident Rosario would have won. What I'm not sure about is how. Rosario had the tools to batter Haugen and maybe stop hiim early. But Haugen was so tough. If he had survived the first five rounds, it could be a distance fight. Rosario had difficulty maintaining consistency over a long distance, so Haugen mght have his moments. But Rosariio is just overall too much for him.
     
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  14. salsanchezfan

    salsanchezfan Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Best answer so far. In terms of talent they weren't actually far apart. It's styles and Rosario's legit one-punch power that is the difference.
     
  15. Seamus

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    Haugen wins by 2 points.

    Mutt 4ever.
     
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