Do You Consider Roman Gonzalez To Be A Great Fighter?

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Is Roman Gonzalez a Great Fighter?


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May 17, 2013
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Considering his record, I'd say yes. He's had 51 fights, 26 of them for various titles and defenses, has won 49 with 41 by KO and only lost 2 with 1 by KO.

Pretty damn impressive, even though I don't recognize many of the names of his opponents, but I really don't follow the smaller guys under welterweight all that much.
 
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REDC

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Before he lost some members (I should dig and look it up) on CHB thought he had the same level of skill (footwork, etc) as Loma.

To answer the question: obviously he's very good but I don't care for his style.
 
Jun 6, 2013
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I think he's one of the greats, sure, though not really for "skill," exactly. (I'd have to think about that.)
His offense was great, but somewhat limited. What I'll always remember is his speed, aggressiveness, accuracy, and toughness.
 
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Jun 14, 2012
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He's unanimously regarded as a modern great so yes. There's a whole body of work before the HBO days that people (myself included) don't know much about. His skill level is fucking crazy.
 
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Put it this way, he is greater than Loma.
In what way?

Loma's first 15 fights saw him facing opponents with a combined record of 431 wins, 39 losses and 16 draws.

Gonzalez's LAST 15 fights saw him facing opponents with the following: 434 wins, 86 losses and 17 draws.

But his first 15 opponents had the abysmal record of 97 wins, 81 losses and 6 draws.


Loma started his career fighting the caliber of fighters Gonzalez has faced near the end of his.

Of course, unless Gonzalez gains 10+ lbs., Loma loses that much, or they decide to meet in the middle, they'll never meet in the ring to settle this.
 

Pedderrs

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In what way?

Loma's first 15 fights saw him facing opponents with a combined record of 431 wins, 39 losses and 16 draws.

Gonzalez's LAST 15 fights saw him facing opponents with the following: 434 wins, 86 losses and 17 draws.

But his first 15 opponents had the abysmal record of 97 wins, 81 losses and 6 draws.


Loma started his career fighting the caliber of fighters Gonzalez has faced near the end of his.

Of course, unless Gonzalez gains 10+ lbs., Loma loses that much, or they decide to meet in the middle, they'll never meet in the ring to settle this.
Gonzalez turned professional as a wee boy at the age of 18. It's for that reason that we can't compare their respective starts in good conscience. It's a false equivalency.

That being said, Loma is impressive. It's unprecedented how quickly he was able to rise the ranks and establish himself as one of the better fighters in the professional ranks.

But Gonzalez has greater longevity, more consecutive title victories, and by my eyes is actually the more complete technician of the two. He has also come back from a devastating defeat against a much larger opponent to regain a world title in the twilight of his career. There is a reason that very rarely happens.

I'm grateful that this thread exists, but the question posed is ridiculous. Gonzalez is obviously a great fighter. It's an insult to suggest otherwise. He beat the brakes off everyone put in front of him for the best part of a decade.
 

Sittin Sonny

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Yes.

Ironically though, HBO did him no favors by fawning over him at a time when he was probably already on the decline and just before he was KO'd. People who were unfamiliar with his earlier career came away feeling he was overhyped.
 
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