Why was Loma more overrated in history than anyone else

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  1. Forza

    Forza Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    same size? Glad they banned this utter fool
     
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  2. Dance84

    Dance84 Unicorn and seastar land Full Member

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    How about as a complete fighter overall?
     
  3. Braindamage

    Braindamage Baby Face Beast Full Member

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    Nah, a garden gnome would have thrown more punches.
     
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  4. Olu G. Rotimi

    Olu G. Rotimi Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Dan Rafael does not know **** about boxing.
     
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  5. The Real Lance

    The Real Lance Well-Known Member Full Member

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    And yet, you are a mental midget in comparison. Go figure...
     
  6. miniq

    miniq Big Stiff Idiot Full Member

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    Loma was overrated because people had massive boners over his amateur career

    But if Khan stayed as an amateur he could have been one of the most decorated amateurs of all time, doesn't mean he'd be a GOAT pro.

    Tyson Fury is the GOAT but still lost to an amateur David Price on points. Fury even dropped him.
     
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  7. shadow111

    shadow111 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I hesitate to say Loma was overreated, at least in his first couple of years as a pro. No one can deny how talented he was, his footwork was unparalleled and for a time he definitely looked every bit P4P #1. The way he dominated Rigondeaux, weight difference or not, he was amazing that night. But in recent years he has clearly been slipping.
     
  8. Likethembigroundchunky

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    Because his style was new, exciting and a problem to solve.
     
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  9. Decker

    Decker Well-Known Member Full Member

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    To the OP - when did you stop beating your GF (or wife)?

    I wish the Forum did a better job of moderating these wind up threads. But I've been here long enough.
     
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  10. bandeedo

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    for those that he took on back then. i always said mikey would solve that puzzle by pivoting with him, to take those angles and halfstepping back when loma launched in order to meet him with his 1-2. pretty much what teo did, so it wasnt a huge mystery. if i could see it, im sure trainers wiser than me would also see it. yeah, it couldve turned out differently... but it didnt.
     
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  11. Babality

    Babality KTFO!!!!!!! Full Member

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    GGG never fought someone bigger than him.
     
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  12. Dance84

    Dance84 Unicorn and seastar land Full Member

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    Exactly my point
     
  13. fistsof steel

    fistsof steel Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Not over rated His Amature Career was Elite and His Pro Career outstanding....The thing is like Golovkin who I rate more than Loma is when you have a decorated Amature career and have around 400 fights your use by date is substantially shortened We are seeing that with Golovkin in my opinion one of the Greats and most feared Middleweights we have seen for some time.You can see it in His last 3 Fights he has lost some Zip and Pep it's like he has Hit the wall very quickly.....This takes nothing from His sensational career both Amature and Pro but every fighter has a use by date and what I see from both GGG and Loma is there use by date may have come a bit early and quickly because of there long and substantial Amature career......Both absolute Champions though and a credit to our Sport regardless of whats ahead.!!!
     
  14. Mitch87

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    This tag belongs to either Wilder or Ortiz.
     
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  15. N17

    N17 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I don't think Loma is massively overrated, he is an excellent fighter, but we started to see signs that he was human, but like most fighters who are number 1 in their division and are in the P4P debate.. they have fans who rate and back their man.

    Sometimes that spills over in to madness, within a few defences and a couple of good wins some are calling them "GOAT" and all sorts of crazy crap.

    It just gets silly.
     
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