Posted: 9/28/2013 2:09:29 PM
The 221 post was - Posted: 12/8/2012 5:52:59 AM DeHoyos
The 222 post was - Posted: 9/28/2013 3:27:01 AM DeHoyos
Nearly a year goes by, why not make a new thread? Do they give awards for the longest running posts on this site? I'm being serious, not sarcastic.
I noticed being a Chavez fan, my favorite fighter has been JMM for along time. I think JMM brings everything he has to every fight, unlike almost any fighter. Chavez was known for the same but he was easily exposed by Whitaker, Randall, and destroyed by Oscar. At the lighter weights Oscar is very under-rated. Being a natural lefty and fighting Orthodox, his size against small fighters allowed his jab to dominate even Chavez if he was in his prime. Oscar couldn't carry power past welterweight due to his training from early age not allowing a power punch when you can penetrate a jab (the good with the bad).
Castillo 1st fight was very close and Floyd was young and not yet a veteran. In those early days he was offensive... now he is both, anda master of both. Repeating a post from years ago I don't comprehend. You posted the subject, and continue to keep a dying thread with no new information instead of focusing on the current. Chavez tried to keep his dying career going after he was easily exposed and we know how that turned out. If Castillo KOd Floyd, or destroyed him I could see, but many fights are to close and it depends on viewpoints... it's not 100%. You want that, just KO everyone and you won't get robbed. Manny vs JMM part 2 was very close. I agreed, but it was to the point it could be viewed the other way.
If Castillo once did what Oscar did to Chavez twice... then I could see. Otherwise like a former college football coach said... "Maybe we lost on a bad call the last play, but if we truly much better we would win by enough that bad calls wouldn't effect us. So clearly, we are equally matched, and bad calls are a part of the game." That was a bold statement after a terrible call, but it had merit.
Only once in boxing, a fighter loss decisevely and said it. That was Chris Byrd former Heavyweight Champ. That shows strength in the character of a leader and real man and competitor.