yes and as I say, he has shown the ability to survive after being with a couple of big right hands. Although to be honest I'm not even sure that means he could apply that to Arguello's right and finishing ability, again, taking a hypothetical prime
Floyd I'm happy to say it evens itself out.
As for Alexis' left, Floyd has never seen anyone hook off the jab like Arguello. Would his jab cause the same problems for Floyd that Oscar did? Oscar was past his best, would Arguello at his absolute peak level that out?
Alexis was not entirely hopeless either. Still raw, he took ATG stylist Marcel into deep waters and forced him to summon a second wind in rounds where Marcel was usually setting a pattern of generalship and domination. He reversed the Fernandez fight, and as a brilliant 15 round fighter his sporadic struggle over this limit (Ramirez fight was also over 10) wouldn't apply if we're putting Floyd in the real man
Leonal Hernandez was a very tricky and adept fighter and Arguello found his way into it, bossed it, broke him down, smashed him up. He did
seize the split second opportunity of a then disciplined Chacon to blast him out. He did win the mid-range battle against a Boza that has never looked more strong, composed and smart. He blasted Jose Legra inside a round for fucks sake.
I'm starting to convince myself that El Flaco Explosivo is
the smarter pick, but with a reputation as a Floyd hater (puh-leaze) and an Arguello fanboy it's probably better for my brain of I stick to my original hypothesis.
As I say, could go either way but Floyd has one stylistic advantage and it's a big one.
Would we say Ike Williams had a similar deficiency in really getting it going against more mobile types, as Alexis did?