I think Haney might actually be the best 135 pounder, no doubt about it now

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by tinman, Jan 8, 2023.

  1. senpai

    senpai Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 18, 2021
    Haney is Tory Lanez of the boxing. His ok, but nobody's favorite
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  2. OldSchoolBoxing

    OldSchoolBoxing Well-Known Member Full Member

    Sep 30, 2021
    Vasiliy Lomachenko is 2 times Olympic gold medalist and 2 times World gold medalist, so he should be respected.

    Haney has 0 (zero) medals, theoretically he's a bum someone picked up from the street.
  3. ellerbe

    ellerbe IT'S A CHIEF'S WORLD BAY BEEEE Full Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    I like that first emote you posted, going to have to start using that one.
  4. Dynamicpuncher

    Dynamicpuncher Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 14, 2022
    The Lomachenko vs Salido fight was on par with Mares vs Agbeko 1, with one of the most biased referee displays of the modern era. All you have to do is watch the highlights and see how many times Salido hit him with low blows, and let's not even talk about 12th round when Lomachenko had him on the verge of being stopped, and the referee allowed Salido to hold on like an octopus to survive. And finally what about Salido coming in way above the weight limit ? 21 pounds to be exact weighing in as a Welterweight, and despite all this in only Lomachenko's 2nd professional fight, he still only lost a razor thin decision despite being cheated by the referee and Salido's weight.
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  5. tinman

    tinman Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Feb 25, 2015
  6. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Oct 12, 2010
    Becoming undisputed by beating Kambosos twice isn’t enough to be called the best LW right now until we actually see the fight against Loma who is still one of the best fighters in that weight class. I personally don’t like Haney’s style and think he’s a bit of an eye sore to watch but I acknowledge his skills and talents and respect his willingness to fight anyone.

    Loma is the more skillful operator while Haney has youth and size that favors him which is a 50/50 for me.
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  7. Pimp C

    Pimp C Free The Guys! F 12 & Goofies Stay Dangerous! Full Member

    Jun 23, 2005
    Lately Haney has looked better than Tank despite him not having any ko wins.
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  8. Sandman_

    Sandman_ Undisputed Full Member

    Feb 20, 2009
    Haney is the legitimate champ but I don't think he's the best. Beating Loma will enhance his standing. I think Shakur Stevenson is the best lightweight & that he'll beat the winner of Haney v Loma.

    Tank has the ability to upset the applecart by virtue of his punching power. Let's hope he gets the chance to try. His standing will be enhanced if he can beat Ryan Garcia.

    Some great fights to be made in this weight division. The fighters themselves appear willing to make them.
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  9. MismatchHypejob

    MismatchHypejob Member Full Member

    Aug 24, 2022
    Anyone recall shot much smaller Linares make Haney do the chicken dance? Lopez, is also a weight bully, but he would crack Haney’s paper chin and fold him
  10. ellerbe

    ellerbe IT'S A CHIEF'S WORLD BAY BEEEE Full Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Haney has looked excellent, but tbh Tank would brutally ko kambosos.
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  11. drenlou

    drenlou You Wanna Get Nutts, Cmon, Lets get Nutts! Full Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    Tinman is a fool.
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  12. drenlou

    drenlou You Wanna Get Nutts, Cmon, Lets get Nutts! Full Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    Hes the king of the lightweights for sure, but Tank is right there at the door knocking. Once Haney beats Loma and Tank knocks out Kingry then Haney has to give Tank his shot.
  13. Reppin501

    Reppin501 The People's Champ Full Member

    Apr 26, 2010
    I think Stevenson is the most complete fighter of the group, aside from Loma who I just don’t know how healthy and/or diminished he may be at this point. At his best I’d favor Loma but not by much, just not sure he’s still at his best.
  14. vast

    vast Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Nov 27, 2010
    Can't wait for Loma to ***** slap Haney
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  15. bandeedo

    bandeedo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Feb 19, 2007
    i agree. shakur is the best of the lot. he is the most complete, even though he dont carry a lot of power.
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