QUOTE (TheFonz @ Apr 27 2011, 03:18 AM)
No takers? The fight is at 147, both guys undefeated. I am going with Shane by late stoppage.
On SSM's best day he was no BHop.
QUOTE (TheFonz @ Apr 28 2011, 04:33 AM)
Shane's quickness, chin and body work would see him through in end, IMO. He gets to Trinidad before Tito gets to him.
Tito would outbox him, push him around and punish him all night long. Cotto is, was and never will be the fighter or boxer that Trinidad was at Welter Weight. Cotto handled SSM. Vernon Forrest was a very good WW, but he was no Felix Trinidad at WW on his very best day.
QUOTE (ViperSniper @ Apr 29 2011, 02:22 AM)
This matchup popped in my mind not too long ago actually. I think it would have been an exciting fight! This fight looks similar to the 1st Mosley-De La Hoya fight but Mosley hurting Trinidad more and possibly getting a very late stoppage somewhere in the Championship rounds.
You mean hurting and stopping the same Trinidad that took ODLH's, Carr's, Campas', Reid's and Vargas' zeros?
I agree Shane is more of a Lightweight but at the early years of Welterweight he was still a damn quick fighter and decent power, who as a fighter has a bit more to offer than Felix. Although Tito had great power, I don't think Tito had a good enough jab or ability to outbox Mosley to set him off his game. Shane had the energy to also go 12 rounds and I think his body work would slow the attack down on Felix. I also agree that Mosley would get the better of the exchanges and his shots would have more of an effect on Tito, than Tito's shots on Mosley.
I disagree with every word of this, except possibly
the quickness factor. Trinidad was a superior boxer, with better power.
In this fantasy matchup I think Mosley's speed kills Tito's power!
Tito's size, skill and
power are simply too much for SSM.
QUOTE (Fitz @ Apr 29 2011, 02:35 AM)
Give me Mosley in this one. Generally boxers give Mosley trouble, Trinidad wouldn't have been one of those guys. Tito has power no doubt, but Mosley has a great chin. I see Mosley stopping him in the late rounds. More durable, and Tito will be there to be hit.
But Forrest, Winky and Cotto were those guys? Please.
I like SSM but this shit is truly fantasyland.
I don't think Trinidad had the build or the boxing skills like Vernon to have the same effects that he had on Mosley. Tito would also 'fight' against Shane which may work to Mosley's advantage also, who has more skills than Trinidad.
Disagree 100% here. Tito had too much size, power and skill for SSM at WW.
Trinidad most defiantly has the edge in power, but that doesn't mean his shots are always going to have the bigger effect on his opponents. Mosley has a great chin and other than Forrest, no one has ever been able to have him in danger (due to above).
You mean the same Forrest that got beat down by Mayorga twice. PBF had SSM confused and doing everything but getting on his knees and begging not to be knocked out.
Trinidad could not only be put to the canvas but could be hurt and Mosley had decent power himself and much quicker hands which would be a big factor in this bout.
Are we talking about the same Trinidad who out boxed Camacho and Whitaker? Stop with the quickness shit, please.
DLH may have not been a harder hitter than Tito but he was a much better boxer who could counter well. Trinidad would have been an easier target for Shane, who may have not traded as much like he did against DLH, but he still would have got his shots in on Tito and would have held if necessary. I think it's a close fight to pick but other than maybe power I feel Mosley had a great chin to put him through the finish line of this fight. I don't think either would have an easy time against eachother, but I do think Mosley would take the close rounds on cleaner shots and have enough power to possibly stop Trinidad late.
We are talking about the same ODLH that was Tito's leftovers by the time SSM got to him, right?
I don't think it would have been as close or exciting as you do. It would be a good fight that Tito would dominate in a comfortable UD, IMO.