QUOTE(and the NEW @ Mar 13 2008, 08:46 AM) [snapback]382246[/snapback]
DLH at 135, 140 was an EXCELLENT boxer!
QUOTE(PR316 @ Mar 13 2008, 12:20 PM) [snapback]382288[/snapback]
Even the obvious De La Hoya hater can't deny he was a very good boxer.
Whether he was "excellent" or "very good" (which I won't deny), he was NO WHERE NEAR one of the greatest! Now this guy might be correct when he says that DLH was one of the greatest he's ever seen
. It's very possible that he hasn't been following boxing very long and never saw guys who fought in his weight classes just ten years earlier. Guys like Arguello, Chavez, Whitaker, Pryor, Duran, Leonard, Hearns, Benitez, Taylor, Curry, Norris, McCallum, etc. would've SMOKED him! He was very raw at 130 to 140 and his dominance began to diminish once he hit 147.