Lightweight - who's gonna be the king?

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  1. Goose

    Goose Russian oligarch Full Member

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    The division is stacked. A few big fights already scheduled! It's an amazing time to be a boxing fan.

    Putting together what's already on the calendar with potential other match ups. Who comes out on top??

    Lomachenko
    Teofimo Lopez

    Gervonta Davis
    Leo Santa Cruz

    Ryan Garcia
    Jorge Linares

    Devin Haney
    Oscar Valdez

    + You have Shakur Stevenson coming up from feather eventually as he fills up his frame.

    Here is how I see it;
    Round 1:
    Lopez, Davis, Garcia, Haney win.
    Round 2:
    Haney and Lopez remain on top.
    Round 3:
    Haney outboxes Lopez.

    Haney wins the lightweight crown.
     
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  2. UnleashtheFURY

    UnleashtheFURY Todd Morgan Beamer (11/24/68 – 9/11/01) Lets roll! Full Member

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    Loma unless he gets aged out.
     
  3. Goose

    Goose Russian oligarch Full Member

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    Loma is an extraordinary talent, but I feel like he is too small for lightweight. Guys like Haney and Davis and even Shakur Stevenson are bigger than him and Loma already starting to show some dents in his last few fights.

    I wouldnt be surprised if he beats Lopez, but then he has to fight big dudes like Davis and Haney who are quick on their feet and strong....we will see!
     
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  4. Robney

    Robney ᴻᴼ ᴸᴼᴻᴳᴲᴿ ᴲ۷ᴵᴸ Full Member

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    Lomachenko.

    An extraordinary small man always beats a good slightly less small man.
     
  5. Richmondpete

    Richmondpete Guido Full Member

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    Haney will rise to the top of this very good crop
     
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    BoxingABC1 5x WBK Champ Full Member

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  7. Richmondpete

    Richmondpete Guido Full Member

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    Beautifully preemptive
     
  8. UnleashtheFURY

    UnleashtheFURY Todd Morgan Beamer (11/24/68 – 9/11/01) Lets roll! Full Member

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    I mean. If you had even basic common sense you wouldn't see anything wrong with this post. Lomachenko is 32. If politics prevent some of these fights from happening for 2 or 3 years even, yeah. Very preemptive on my part lol.
     
  9. CST80

    CST80 The Mercurial Mephistophelean Malcontent Staff Member

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    Lomachenko dominates and stops Teofimo Lopez, Gervonta Davis, Leo Santa Cruz, Ryan Garcia, Devin Haney and Oscar Valdez and has already dominated and stopped. Jorge Linares. None of them have anything to offer to Loma that he hasn't seen before.
     
  10. Goose

    Goose Russian oligarch Full Member

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    So people think Loma is de-facto gonna defeat all these guys? I like Loma but he is stretching his physical stature at this point at lightweight.
    He is not Pacquiao and won't go to 147 and ko people the same way.
     
  11. Goose

    Goose Russian oligarch Full Member

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    That's wishful thinking....maybe two weight classes below these guys would be easily beatable, but not at 135. Loma already got dropped by old Linares.
     
  12. CST80

    CST80 The Mercurial Mephistophelean Malcontent Staff Member

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    Nothing wishful about it, it's logical thinking. Skills pay the bills, just ask Sasha Povetkin.
     
  13. Richmondpete

    Richmondpete Guido Full Member

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    No need to start slinging mud.

    He's already old enough for you to claim he's aged out as soon as he loses just like GGG. For example Crawford is the same age as Loma. Does that mean it's fair to say he "aged out" as soon as he loses a fight?
     
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  14. UnleashtheFURY

    UnleashtheFURY Todd Morgan Beamer (11/24/68 – 9/11/01) Lets roll! Full Member

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    Context matters. It depends to whom and how.
     
  15. Benladdie3000

    Benladdie3000 Member Full Member

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    Lightweight lol. Who cares