Rosario was such a pleasure to watch back then...before that love affair with his power began. I remember the "sudden death" of Edwin Viruet back then and thought Edwin was just spectacular...hell, even Duran couldn't stop Viruet...or even deck him.
I’ve actually compared them in the past a couple of times.Question for you Lester...how do you compare this early Rosario with my favorite Puerto Rican fighter...the great Bazooka Gomez? Was Rosario a woulda/shoulda/coulda been had he had stayed of that "total trajectory" that he was on?
Perfect post...and my sentiments exactly! "Stiffer" and less flexible than Gomez...and you're right as hell about that punch of his...oh man, could he hit!I’ve actually compared them in the past a couple of times.
Rosario did fight a bit like Bazooka.
Rosario wasn’t as talented but he certainly was on the right path early in his career.
Much stiffer in the upper body, less improvisational and more hittable - but a heavier hitter though - a genuinely devastating puncher.
At least Gomez abandoned his skills once he achieved greatness - Rosario didn’t even have true prime - he was already morphing into a pure puncher by the time he gained championship experience.
I’ve seen people routinely rate Trinidad over him.
That’s nobody’s fault but Rosario’s - as he was definitely a better fighter who should’ve achieved more.
Wow, that'd be devastating. They were both poor as shit and to throw all of that struggle away. Damn, poor dude.https://www.boxingscene.com/sor-rungvisai-struggling-mentally-return-postponed--128062
Rungvisai splits with 14-year girlfriend, is apparently struggling mentally and has to postpone his next fight. Was about to get married in about a week it looks like, then she suddenly drops him. On top of the world after the Gonzalez wins only to be brought to your knees by the person you think has your back like no other. Damn.
Yeah as soon as you get big recognition and are about to get married she bounces and pictures of her and another dude pop up almost immediately. Completely fucked him up I'm sure.Wow, that'd be devastating. They were both poor as shit and to throw all of that struggle away. Damn, poor dude.