Classic I was wondering how many people here would pick Jofre to beat Wilfredo Gomez......

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don´t know what to think about this fight, I think it would be a 50-50 fight...superbantamweight would be, probably, a very good weight for Jofre, it would suit him perfectly I believe, since he had always a problem to make 118....
 

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I would, just, although it could go either way. If Bazooka boxes he's likely a bit too fleet of foot for Jofre. But if anyone has the patience and all round game to chop Gomez down it's Jofre.

I would say Fenech but although he was tough Jofre was truly mafe of iron. Harada would likely get walked into a trap as well by Gomez methinks.
 

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Jofre wins this , for me he has the better defense , all time great chin and power in either hand

I think jofre boxes well for the first 5 rounds then with his power starting to discourage Gomez a little he settles more and wins a classic around the 9th to 11th
 

Phantom

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A fascinating matchup that truly bamboozles me. I've always maintained that Gomez was unbeatable at 122...if anybody was unbeatable at any weight it was Gomez at 122. But...........this is Jofre we're talking about. Jofre was a truly gifted fighter. He was nearly perfect in every category. I've got to think about this one. Would Jofre have done to Gomez at 122 what Sanchez did to him at 127?
 
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There were at least a fiu Bantamw8s wum kud bit Gomez.
Zarate woz e protekted faiter sru n sru wum hed 2 chit 2 get past Zamora .
Gomez did d seim wiz Zarate.
Sow mach woz meid aut of diz 2 chits.

Iz it imposible det Luisito Espinosa / Wilfredo Vazquez / Olivares / Pacquiao (b4 sam1 raits det hi woz not e 118 , hi woz e 112) / Contreras / Zamora / Jose Canizales nokt Gomez' $ aut?

Or 4 Bernardo Pinango / Raul Perez / Miguel Lora 2 bit him ?

N Sanchez stopt him @ 126 , not 127 .
 
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Flea Man

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Jofre is sturdier but less flashy. Gomez could do it all and is quicker of hand and foot. Both perfect 122lbers. Incredible matchup.

If it's Gomez of the....what's his name....what's his name...he's Korean so I'll guess Kim (lad who dropped him with a left hook...he had t-rex arms) well Bazooka won't habe time to adjust as he'll be unconscious.

If he's at his best with the temperament he had against Davila it's a 50-50 fight. I guess he had that patience against Zarate until he dropped him and went ballistic. Jofre could handle pressure as he showed in first fight with Harada when buzzed and swarmed upon, and could handle cagey sharp shooters as he did against Medel.

Hmmm....leaning towards Jofre.
 

Teeto

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I would, just, although it could go either way. If Bazooka boxes he's likely a bit too fleet of foot for Jofre. But if anyone has the patience and all round game to chop Gomez down it's Jofre.

I would say Fenech but although he was tough Jofre was truly mafe of iron. Harada would likely get walked into a trap as well by Gomez methinks.
Good post :good

I think to beat Jofre, because of his skills on offense, you really need to be able to breech him, and brave the storm, basically a la Harada, which is why I think someone like Fenech would be a better bet stylistically than Gomez. On Gomez though, for me he is pure brilliance. Keeping pressure on the man constantly without marauding, an all time great technician through and through. Now whether that's what the doctor calls for when it comes to Eder Jofrie I just don't know for sure. Jofre would not mind Gomez flicking out his jab at a favourable range too much at all I suspect. The kind of heavy artillery he can unleash in such scenarios is a sight for sore eyes.

I'm going to cop out here and just say I pick Gomez because he has some natural size advantage :lol:
 
Jun 19, 2012
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I think in this kind of fight between two master boxer-punchers with great power having the clearly superior chin is a big deal and would swing it for Jofre.He probably hit harder than Gomez too...certainly had a lot more genuine one punch\one combo knockouts if the accounts of his fights we haven't yet footage of are accurate.

Gomez has much better legs, but his brand of movement means he's usually in range a lot and despite the technique on show it's difficult to imagine both not landing their fair share of punches.The chin advantage seems more important to me than the advantage in technique\speed for Gomez.
 
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There were at least a fiu Bantamw8s wum kud bit Gomez.
Zarate woz e protekted faiter sru n sru wum hed 2 chit 2 get past Zamora .
Gomez did d seim wiz Zarate.
Sow mach woz meid aut of diz 2 chits.

Iz it imposible det Luisito Espinosa / Wilfredo Vazquez / Olivares / Pacquiao (b4 sam1 raits det hi woz not e 118 , hi woz e 112) / Contreras / Zamora / Jose Canizales nokt Gomez' $ aut?

Or 4 Bernardo Pinango / Raul Perez / Miguel Lora 2 bit him ?

N Sanchez stopt him @ 126 , not 127 .
Um...what?? :think

Anyway, Gomez was probably the more physically talented of the two, but he also had a tendency to get a bit sloppy and/or drawn into slugfests. My suspicion would be that Jofre uses his superior technique and pressure to wear down Gomez and stop him late (rounds 11-14).
 

Duo

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Gomez has a serious deficit in punch resistance, and in this case, swelling and some bleeding would be sustained by him. By the end against the lighter Pintor, Wilfredo looked like, as I believe Steve Farhood put it, "a faded samurai warrior." I believe Lupe proved Jofre could indeed move up in weight and stop Gomez at 122.

Doesn't change the fact that Gomez-Pintor conclusively proved Wilfredo's greatness, as the "Pocket Manila" gets him a suitably quick entry into Canastota.
 
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Gomez has a serious deficit in punch resistance, and in this case, swelling and some bleeding would be sustained by him. By the end against the lighter Pintor, Wilfredo looked like, as I believe Steve Farhood put it, "a faded samurai warrior." I believe Lupe proved Jofre could indeed move up in weight and stop Gomez at 122.

Doesn't change the fact that Gomez-Pintor conclusively proved Wilfredo's greatness, as the "Pocket Manila" gets him a suitably quick entry into Canastota.
I'd pick Jofre, but you shouldn't go by the Pintor fight as proof, as that was clearly a faded Gomez.

The Zarate version of Gomez was the peak version.