Regarding Loma’s skill & dedication, yeah definitely. He is one of the most skilled & slick fighters i’ve seen. He’s bringing some “new skills” to the game, and he’s got serious balls on him. Taking on top fighters so early in his boxing career, it’s a great respect to the history of boxing, before people cared about their “0”, going undefeated, etc. He’s a throw back to, “who cares, let’s fight”. His confidence is incredible.
Also ya it was his last bout against Marriaga that really bothered me. Putting his hands down, walking to the counter, wiggling his hips all over the place, turning his back … It was really disrespectful IMHO. It crossed the line.
Thing is, doing that kind of stuff to someone you are handedly defeating, raises some red flags to me. Broner is a great example of it. Once he stepped up and fought someone on his level or better, he got clowned. There’s pretty much no one at feather/super feather on Loma’s level, except for Rigo. So fooling around in the ring like that instead of just getting the job done, could come back to haunt him against someone like Rigo.
As far as who I want to win, though I have been a huge fan of Loma (and still am basically but the excessive showboating really bothers me), i’d just like to see him get humbled by Rigo.