Teofimo Lopez would hurt and beatdown Josh Taylor

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  1. Somali Sanil

    Somali Sanil Wild Buffalo Man Full Member

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    And comes out on top
     
  2. pistal47

    pistal47 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I'm a huge Taylor fan and have been since early into his career. I'm not saying his inside fighting - which usually tends to void whatever reach advantage he had over his opponent - would lead to him losing to Lopez, but nobody can take Taylor's reach advantage and list it as an asset in a fight. And inside fighting favors Lopez in this match, his shorter arms are able to punch/pull faster because less distance travelled and because he's the thicker and more explosive athlete. I love both of them, I could never pick a winner between them, and any fight between them could go any way. I certainly wouldn't be surprised if Lopez won, and I think I favor him at the moment over Taylor. I think he's noticeably more skilled than Taylor overall as well, at least in the traditional boxing sense.
     
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  3. Skyver

    Skyver Active Member Full Member

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    Nobody beats down Taylor at 140 without having legit otherworldly dynamite in their fists and the heart and stamina of a prime desert orchid.
     
  4. Skyver

    Skyver Active Member Full Member

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    How is he far more proven than Taylor? are you having a laugh.
     
  5. DoubleJab666

    DoubleJab666 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    In his peak years (now) no one is beating down Taylor at 140. People underestimate his skill, and added to that he's teak tough with great stamina and decent power. Not a formula for a beat down....
     
  6. tinman

    tinman America Won Full Member

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    Who is the more explosive gifted athlete? Taylor or Lopez?
     
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  7. DoubleJab666

    DoubleJab666 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Not relevant to the premise of the thread. Any differences in explosive athleticism between the two is not enough to justify calling a 'beat down'....
     
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  8. tinman

    tinman America Won Full Member

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    It is relevant to consider when you conclude that Taylor is not a master technician.
     
  9. DoubleJab666

    DoubleJab666 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    When debating who might win, yes. But that fight will never be decided by a beat down....
     
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  10. TheMotorCityCobra

    TheMotorCityCobra Active Member Full Member

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    Excellent fight and I'd absolutely love to see it. I'd lean ever so slightly towards Teo because of his hand speed and his quick twitch power. Plus, he continues to get better with each fight too. I thought his footwork and ring IQ were much improved vs Loma. I think Josh is a fantastic fighter, great skillset and tough as nails, but he is there to be hit and has a tendency to fight small. Teo's power and athleticism are very real. Quite honestly I don't see this fight happening because I don't know how long Taylor can continue to make 140. I think he'll be at 147 after he mangles Ramirez.
     
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  11. JOKER

    JOKER You Get What You #$@%ing Deserve!!! Full Member

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    Pacquiao could still make 140 and he'd beat the ever living daylights out of Taylor/Lopez/Prograis.
     
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  12. theanatolian

    theanatolian Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Think Taylor will lose his 0 to Bud Crawford, If the letter stays with TopRank.
     
  13. velagod

    velagod Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Teo struggles fighting backwards and when Loma got in close he gave Lopez fits.

    Taylor will back up and beat the **** out of Lopez if they ever fought.
     
  14. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    The truth is in the Postol fight. Taylor is a level below and would either catch huge counters or shell up.
     
  15. Pugilist Specialist

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    Taylor will **** him up.. this is a post from
    Another Hispanic melanin enthusiast