Oscar De La Hoya vs Vernon Forrest @147

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  1. BoxingDialogue

    BoxingDialogue Active Member Full Member

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  2. Clinton

    Clinton Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Oscar was a better fighter and would have beaten Vernon. I believe Vernon's advantage over Sugar Shane was an example of the old styles make fights adage.
     
  3. zadfrak

    zadfrak Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I wanted to see it. Trouble is most of the guys I wanted to fight DLH did not get the match or if they did it was too late.

    I think the tall lanky jabbers are a big style problem for Oscar. I think he much prefers the guys he can hit with jabs fairly easy. Winky Wright was another guy I wanted to see Oscar in with @ 154.
     
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  4. Eye of Timaeus

    Eye of Timaeus Active Member Full Member

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    Oscar and quite comfortably imo
     
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  5. Fuzzykat

    Fuzzykat New Member Full Member

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    Oscar by 12 round decision. I think Oscar had the better skills. Wouldn't have been a runaway though. Forrest was talented and would have given Oscar a tough fight.
     
  6. THE BLADE 2

    THE BLADE 2 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Oscar is not beating anybody at that level clearly. Vice versa he does not get beaten clearly in the welterweight divisions. Would be another very close fight which depends on the judges. You know if Oscar had trouble with Quartey, he is going to have trouble Vernon also.
     
  7. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    Forest by clear decision. He would outjab DelaHoya. Vernon had a solid right hand to keep him honest.
     


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