Originally Posted by Salvy_Mic
You have a point, but how much of Forrest's career was based off his two wins over Shane Mosley, the exact kind of fighter tailor-made for his style? I don't quite recall, but who else has Forrest beaten in his career other than Mosley? He got killed by Mayorga twice, received a gift decision from a faded Quartey, and really never did all that much in his career, other than Mosley.
Yeah, he probably would have beaten Mora 5 years ago if he had gotten up for Mora the way he was undoubtedly up for Mosley. But Forrest doesn't get up for fights. And it cost him, both 6 years ago against Mayorga, and now.
Well in reguards to the loss to Mayorga, he did have a very serious shoulder injury that effected him in both fights. He eventually got surgury for it. IMO that's the only reason he lost to Mayorga.
Until Mosley, he didn't have a break through fight, but to say SSM is just simply tailor made for Forrest is really diminishing Forrest's credentials.
IMO you don't just have a style that's tailor made for someone for fighter of that calibur. Sure Baldomir is tailor made for PBF because of the extreme difference in skill and the Boxer vs slugger aspect.
Mosley and Forrest were both world class Boxers and one was extremely fast and skilled and the other, extremely skilled with a height and reach advantage. Forrest just had a masterful gameplan, kept SSM at a distance and tied him up when they clintched. Accually, Forrest's style is very simular to B Hop IMO.
Anywayz, beating Mosley proves that Forrest was the truth IMO.