I realize that for the Arguello stalwarts (and I, myself, rate Alexis highly in three weightclasses), this will seem a ridiculous match-up. But . . . it can't be denied that Arguello had his difficulties with quicker, smaller men on occasion. I just feel that the combination of Hamed's keen reflexes, off-the-charts unorthodoxy, potent, two-handed power (certainly as hard or harder than Andy Ganigan, Jose Torres, or Jose Luis Ramirez), and supreme self-confidence just might combine with Arguello's intermittent tendency to start slowly and bring about a real surprise in the first several rounds.
Am I right?
PeteLeo (who knows that all you have to do to alienate some boxing observers totally is credit Hamed with any ability at all).