QUOTE (The Conscience @ Nov 17 2009, 10:01 PM)
The difference is Morales outboxed Manny while Chavez would go toward him and brawl with him. I just think there are very few fighters in history that could outbrawl Manny.
I agreee Morales didn't stay to trade with Manny but he didn't move much either i believe he just outfought Manny. And while i also agree very few men could outbrawl Manny. Chavez wasn't just a brawler he was a boxer puncher(see Ramirez fight )when needed though he was so good at what he mainly did he he rarely used his skills but had he been only a brawler he wouldn't have accomplished all that he did.
Lik i said Manny is now good at giving angles in moving in and out but he has too much of a warrior spirit to just stick to that all night he loves to exchange because thats what he does best and against Chavez that would not serve him best.
Chavez was at his absolute best when you fought him which Manny would clearly do those left hooks to the liver would get to Manny eventually thats when Chavez would start to take over and bust Manny up who has also been marked up in his fare share of fights. Chavez on the other hand was never cut nor even swollen during his prime he had very thick skin the only mark Chavez had during a fight was that little nick on the bridge of his nose. As he began to age ofcourse he began being more prone to cuts but i dare you find me a fight where chavez was busted up during his prime even in the Taylor fight where Chavez absorbed some brutal shots you look at him during the post fight interview he looks like he just woke up.
If you've seen a prime Chavez you would know that he could do pretty much everything Morales did but better and despite Morales being known for a good chin Chavez chin and head was titanuim. Hell even when Chavez was completley done in the 2nd DLH fight Chavez was hit with Oscars lethal left hook square on the chin countless times and was never in any seriouse trouble of going down.
Styles make fights we know that but Morales himslf and Marquez would tell you that Chavez was a far superior fighter than them selfs.
I like Manny but this would be one of those fights where he would be outfought.