Kostya Tszyu vs Oscar De La Hoya (12 rounder) 140lbs

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Journeyman92, Nov 27, 2021.

Who do you think wins?

  1. Oscar De La Hoya

    13 vote(s)
    76.5%
  2. Kostya Tszyu

    4 vote(s)
    23.5%
  3. Draw

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 52-0 banned Full Member

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    The best versions of them at 140lbs I was inclined to use the version of them when it could have happened but I think Kostya learned some lessons that could work with him against Oscar, I don't know. I think De La Hoya may just be too much especially with Tszyu's great equalizer probably not counting for much here.
     
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  2. Flash24

    Flash24 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Hoya would take Tszyu apart Prime vs prime at Jr.welter.
    Hoya was a level or two better than Tszyu .
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  3. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Smart money would be on the naturally bigger De La Hoya to win this off of his superior jab and speed but I am a huge Tzysu fan and can't stand the Golden Boy so I am taking Tzysu by straight right hand destruction. My old coach use to tell me timing beats speed and for Tzysu to win that would have to be true.
     
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  4. Pugguy

    Pugguy Active Member Full Member

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    Tszyu nicely timed speedster Jab Zuda into the funky chicken dance punch. However, DLH also has speed, the jab, accuracy, combo punching and no mean set of whiskers. Rooting for Kostya but betting on Oscar.
     
  5. Cookiedough

    Cookiedough Member Full Member

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    Great match up. Both awesome fighters. I would have to pick De la Hoya, in a hard fight. I think Oscar maybe has to pick himself off the floor at some point.
     
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  6. Balder

    Balder Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Oscar is to good on his feet and to fast. Tszyu stalks him and even gets ODH in trouble at times, but cant put him away.

    Oscar by DEC.
     
  7. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Flash24 has this one right, Oscar's a level above Kosta who I like and's a good fighter, but not that good.