Naoya Inoue vs Johnny Tapia

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  1. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    I didn't say he was prime, I said he wasn't shot. And that was literally his very first breakout fight.

    Donaire was still the third best BW in the world. That alone makes it a good win. The fact that if you actually watch the fight, the fights before, and can use a bit of common sense (sorry, I know I'm asking a lot), you can see that Donaire was still blatantly elite. Should he beat Oubaali like most expect, it'll further prove the point that Donaire is definitely not shot.
     
  2. The Real Lance

    The Real Lance Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Kinda of hard to tell. I want to lean a towards Tapia, as he has a huge edge in experience and looking at different styles. I believe his chin would hold up against anything Inoue threw. This is a tough one.
     
  3. George Crowcroft

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    I'm torn whether it'd look like the Konadu fight, or the Romero fight. I tend to think it's Romero, but Inoue has significantly more power so I'm taking Inoue by late stoppage.

    But I'm weary of getting caught up in the post-fight hype.
     
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  4. ross

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    Tapia actually lost 4 years of his prime . But I will say the best we saw of him would be the Romero fight and I believe that Version would edge Inoue.
     
  5. BigBone

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    Tapia had so much swag it's uncomfortable putting him in with da Monsta. Definitely highly competitive, Johnny has the skills, stamina & chin, but with below 50% power and much smaller framed than Nonito... dunno, that's a whole lot more complited to make it close. Donaire landed his money shot and literally broke Inoue's bone, yet not his will and realistically ended up with 4-5 rounds, and was knocked down and blooded.

    How the hell Monsta survived that Noni shot is quite remarkable, and spells trouble for Tapia who just lacks that type of game changer, that didn't even change the game. So he has to box to win 7 rounds or more, and skills, power and stamina considered, I'm only confident giving him 4, you know everyone has a game plan until they get hit and whatnot, and Inoue hits hard.
     
  6. Xplosive

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    People are being fooled by Tapia's flashiness and activity here.

    Inoue is the better boxer of the two, on top of being the better puncher.

    Johnny really does get overrated. At no point was Tapia a top 5 P4P guy the way Inoue is.
     
  7. Xplosive

    Xplosive Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    How???

    He BARELY beat Romero.

    There's a misconception that Tapia dominated that fight, but it was close and Tapia had to win the last few rounds to edge in.

    Inoue is SEVERAL levels above Romero.
     
  8. The Real Lance

    The Real Lance Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I don't see anyone on Inoue's resume Tapia couldn't beat either though. Not like it's full of bad mofos.
     
  9. Xplosive

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    Faded Donaire still beats Tapia.
     
  10. The Real Lance

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    Possible