How Underrated is Luis Rodriguez ?

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  1. Cobra33

    Cobra33 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Actually I think he is criminally underrated and is the greatest fighter to ever come from Cuba AND I think he was much better then Napoles- he also has the wins to back it up:

    Benny Paret
    Virgil Atkins
    Curtis Cokes
    Emile Griffith
    Holy Mims
    Rubin Carter
    George Benton
    Bennie Briscoe
    Tony Mundine
    Davey Hilton

    That list is INSANE and some of those wins were in another weight class.
    SIX of his losses were by split decision.
    He meant and BEAT a Briscoe that was coming off a draw vs MONZON.
    He's capable of beating almost any welterweight in history.
    The only one I MIGHT consider putting over Luis from Cuba would be Kid Gavilan- and that's a big maybe.
     
  2. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Particularly like your oh so short but telling description there. All the lank with none of the real weakness that go with it LOL
     
  3. George forearm

    George forearm The forearm of George banned Full Member

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    I came upon him by complete accident when I was going through emile Griffiths fights, whent through his record and saw names like giambra, paret,cokes and of course Griffith. The man really deserve more credit.
     
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  4. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    Seems Panamanian in that regard.
     
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  5. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Luis Rodriguez doesn't get mentioned enough (at least in other forums and from boxing experts, he gets his dues here) but he really is an ATG, especially at WW. Quality operator with great boxing skills, versatile, well rounded, fast bouncy footwork, good combination puncher, and a smooth technician who can fight outside or up close. He was the complete fighter.
     
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  6. Cobra33

    Cobra33 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Think what might hold him back is his style isn't smooth as say Napoles and he's not as dashing as the Kid.
    His style can be a little herky jerky.
     
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  7. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Probably not the most exciting but he was certainly not boring IMO. Rodriguez always fought at a busy workrate with high energy. There's definitely things to appreciate about his style but I can see why he's not for everyone. As said, he can be herky jerky with his kangaroo style.
     
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