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> You kind of have to give it up to Oscar De La Hoya...
pacco_diablo
post May 16 2013, 03:36 PM
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He sure has an impressive resume of opponents

Pacquiao
Mayweather Jr.
Hopkins
Mosley X2
Quartey
Julio Cesar Chavez X2
Hector Camacho
Pernell Whitaker


All of which are potential HOF'ers and several in their primes.

not too shabby

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post May 16 2013, 04:01 PM
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QUOTE (pacco_diablo @ May 16 2013, 04:36 PM) *
He sure has an impressive resume of opponents

1. Pacquiao
2. Mayweather Jr.
3. Hopkins
4. Mosley X2
5. Quartey
6. Julio Cesar Chavez X2
7. Hector Camacho
8. Pernell Whitaker


All of which are potential HOF'ers and several in their primes.

not too shabby


not really.

1. loss
2. loss
3. loss
4. loss x2
5. many thought he loss
6. ok...sort of...not really
7. ok...sort of...not really
8. many thought he loss

the one that could have defined him he gave away in the last few rounds...and that was trinidad.

his best wins came against guys that trinidad already ktfo'd....campas, vargas, carr and mayorga.
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mitukczuk
post May 16 2013, 04:37 PM
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Preach Professor !
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pacco_diablo
post May 16 2013, 05:39 PM
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I think I'm more impressed with the wide range of opponents which span greatness back to the 80's. It's sort of like a who's who of great champions. To think how Hopkins has titles at light HW just adds an interesting degree of seperation. I love the history of boxing and can get lost in the who faught who perspective, the weights and time periods. Maybe it's just me...
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post May 16 2013, 06:11 PM
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QUOTE (pacco_diablo @ May 16 2013, 06:39 PM) *
I think I'm more impressed with the wide range of opponents which span greatness back to the 80's. It's sort of like a who's who of great champions. To think how Hopkins has titles at light HW just adds an interesting degree of seperation. I love the history of boxing and can get lost in the who faught who perspective, the weights and time periods. Maybe it's just me...


what is impressive about oscar was his popularity. the guy had it all. if he had won all those fights....he'd be one of the greatest in history. benitez beat duran and loss to hearns and leonard. those are great names on his resume. he's the youngest champion ever...yet his name is hardly mentioned with the fab four. if boxing was a popularity contest....oscar wins hands down. but unfortunately...it's accomplishment that counts. what hopkins has done is nothing short of amazing. his records will stand for quite some time i'm sure.
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post May 16 2013, 06:53 PM
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QUOTE (daprofessor @ May 16 2013, 02:01 PM) *
not really.

1. loss
2. loss
3. loss
4. loss x2
5. many thought he loss
6. ok...sort of...not really
7. ok...sort of...not really
8. many thought he loss

the one that could have defined him he gave away in the last few rounds...and that was trinidad.

his best wins came against guys that trinidad already ktfo'd....campas, vargas, carr and mayorga.

Drops the mic and leaves. My first post on this board was: Oscar's legacy. He was always the maid of honor but never the bride. He could never beat the big names, plus he got a gift decision against Ike Quarty and not mention Whitker.
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post May 16 2013, 11:48 PM
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The fact that he took on the big names while having so much to lose, says a lot. Always remember, "what one man doesn't do, the next man will get credit for". I'm speaking of Floyd not "taking on all of the big names" (as most casual fans would say), while Oscar did, regardless of whether he won or lost.
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post May 16 2013, 11:53 PM
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QUOTE (Cshel86 @ May 17 2013, 12:48 AM) *
The fact that he took on the big names while having so much to lose, says a lot. Always remember, "what one man doesn't do, the next man will get credit for". I'm speaking of Floyd not "taking on all of the big names" (as most casual fans would say), while Oscar did, regardless of whether he won or lost.



Thats been my campaign on this site. Totally agree. I thought that the OP, was just trying to point this out.
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post May 17 2013, 01:29 AM
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QUOTE (daprofessor @ May 16 2013, 04:01 PM) *
not really.

1. loss
2. loss
3. loss
4. loss x2
5. many thought he loss
6. ok...sort of...not really
7. ok...sort of...not really
8. many thought he loss

the one that could have defined him he gave away in the last few rounds...and that was trinidad.

his best wins came against guys that trinidad already ktfo'd....campas, vargas, carr and mayorga.


Not much to say after this but I agree..though he beat Trinidad in my view the whole laying back and cruising shit was a bad idea. His legacy for me will be more so the attention and notoriety he brought to the sport not who he fought..maybe if he would've actually won many of the big fights he was in it would be different but it's not.
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post May 17 2013, 04:12 AM
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He lost to Strum too and avoided Winky and Vernon. Probably more losses...
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