Is it too early to compare Lomachenko to all time greats?

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  1. ChrisJS

    ChrisJS Active Member Full Member

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    Co-sign.

    It’s a little too premature for any mythical rankings and such but as far as his qualities as a fighter and how great he is at his craft he’s special. He’s one of the most talented and skilled boxers I’ve ever seen.
     
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  2. ChrisJS

    ChrisJS Active Member Full Member

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    I think he’ll be fighting Berchelt soon. Top Rank already talking about it. Lomachenko will fight Commey next but Berchelt will be a fight or two later.
     
  3. juppity

    juppity Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Loma has already re written boxing history. So yes he can be considered a ATG.
     
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  4. Russell

    Russell Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Having followed his career from before his first fight, I have no doubts he's a great fighter.

    At the same time, I feel like most casual boxing fans overrate him.
     
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  5. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Jesus... nothing spectacular? Wow...
     
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  6. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    You can not compare Fielding to Loma.

    Sounds like you’re not hung up on the modern era at all...
     
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    richdanahuff Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I have no issue with those that with hold judgement as for myself I have no issue saying he stacks up right now with any fighter in history...not one of the greats were this good but....he can match up in accomplishments just can't match up in longevity

    Your final statement is the kind of statement that makes people say huh??? he is the most talented and skilled fighter I have ever seen...if you break his skills down to its parts there are comparable talents but as a package no comparison not to mention he has fought nothing but world class professionals with a majority being decently skilled current or former world champions.....



     
  8. Quick Cash

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    It’s rare to see a fighter improve after the age of 31. I feel people who are still skeptical owe him a second look, as he is very special. Having said that, I also feel he falls short against the truly exceptional talents, and he would lose if matched with even recent greats like Mayweather.
     
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  9. PhillyPhan69

    PhillyPhan69 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I would favor Floyd but this would be an epic battle. 2 of the smartest, craftiest and most adaptable fighters in recent memory. This could make even Floyd fun to watch.
     
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  10. Wass1985

    Wass1985 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    He has got ATG skills there's no doubt about that and has a great resume for the amount of fights he has had but you have to put it in to perspective.

    The kids had hundreds of fights with the best amateur record of all time. He's not some novice working his way up through the ranks, he's an experienced veteran at fighting.

    I would put him in with anyone in history around his size, he's that good.
     
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  11. BundiniBlack

    BundiniBlack Active Member Full Member

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    For his total boxing career sure.

    As a pro only? No his resume stinks
     
  12. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Yes it is.Unless you want to risk another Kovalev situation?lol
     
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  13. Wass1985

    Wass1985 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    What by beating Andre Ward?
     
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  14. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Sorry I'm not biting.
     
  15. Wass1985

    Wass1985 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Not wanting to, Kovalev was robbed in their first bout.
     
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