will floyd mayweather be rememberd as 1 of the best ever?

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will floyd mayweather be rememberd as 1 of the best ever?

Unread post by KINGFEAR62 » November 12th, 2007, 11:28 am

Do ya think floyd mayweather will be rememberd as 1 of the best boxxers ever or do ya think cuzz he boxxes with safty first he will be rememberd as a good boxxer but not one of the best???

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Unread post by boston312 » November 13th, 2007, 10:59 am

No, No, No and No. Granted he has great movement, hand speed and defense. But his fights are so boring. He has always been a one punch fighter and never stays in the pocket long enough to throw combos of any significance. His whole style is throw a punch and move out of the way. Sugar Ray Leonard was a great boxer with incredible lateral movement but he also put on entertaining fights because he would let his hangs go (remember those great Leonard vs Duran, Hagler vs Leaonard fights)? I have never seen Mayweather in an entertaining fight with the exception of the Corrales fight.

I also feel that Mayweather is not an undefeated fighter. Jose Luis Castillo should have got the obvious unanamious decision in their first fight (Promoter Bob Arum immediately set up a rematch for this reason) and to a lesser degree you could have argued the same case for De La Hoya.

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Unread post by londonpride » November 29th, 2007, 9:05 pm

Dont forget Leonard vs Hearns,what a fight.

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Unread post by galex323 » December 9th, 2007, 1:36 am

one of the best yes, the greatest ever helllllllll no

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Unread post by $outhPhillypuppet » December 9th, 2007, 8:10 am

galex323 wrote:one of the best yes, the greatest ever helllllllll no
yeah i agree
Ali,Jordan, and Gretzky are pretty much untouchable names as greatest ever in there respective sports.

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Unread post by punamusta » December 9th, 2007, 1:20 pm

$outhPhillypuppet wrote:
galex323 wrote:one of the best yes, the greatest ever helllllllll no
yeah i agree
Ali,Jordan, and Gretzky are pretty much untouchable names as greatest ever in there respective sports.
Along with Pele, Maradona, and especially along with Alexander Karelin, a true legend of sports -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Karelin

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Unread post by punamusta » December 9th, 2007, 1:25 pm

But nevertheless, it was a good match yesterday against Hatton. I don't like Mayweather's personality, but his boxing is great. And it was funny to watch how only 4000 english fans put 20 000 american fans into a shame in case of singing and supporting. Whenever those 4000 started to sing, you couldn't hear anything else at all.

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Unread post by londonpride » December 9th, 2007, 1:55 pm

Mayweather was far to good for hatton.Hatton was too one dimentional as a fighter to trouble someone with floyds skills.

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Unread post by doobeez » December 9th, 2007, 6:59 pm

londonpride wrote:Dont forget Leonard vs Hearns,what a fight.


In their 2nd fight, Hearns, who is one of my all-time favorites, never knocked Leonard down. That kept him from winning. But anybody who watched that fight knows Tommy whooped him..

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Unread post by WIP » December 9th, 2007, 9:04 pm

in my eyes hell yeah. champ in 5 different weight classes? that 10th round against Hatton was the definition of breaking someone down. floyd is the real you all better recognize.

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Unread post by $outhPhillypuppet » December 10th, 2007, 3:31 am

WIP wrote:in my eyes hell yeah. champ in 5 different weight classes? that 10th round against Hatton was the definition of breaking someone down. floyd is the real you all better recognize.
We all know Floyd was The Business in ring but he didn't have that out of ring popularity like Ali had so no matter what he does he'll never be considered best ever.

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Unread post by Mcminister » December 10th, 2007, 9:35 am

he don be fightin like one of the greats but he be winnin like'em

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Unread post by Mcminister » December 10th, 2007, 9:36 am

i rmember i use to stay up from like 1 am to 7 am waitin on mike tysons match ....n boom first , second round shit is over...stayed up 6 hours for 3 minutes

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Unread post by alexalonso » December 10th, 2007, 9:04 pm

I think Floyd Mayweather is a good fighter, but he does not excite the viewer. His fight against Ricky Hatton was probably his best performance. But he is one of the most defensive fighter out, which means boring.

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Unread post by rocstar » December 11th, 2007, 2:33 am

Mayweather is one of the most skilled fighters of all time. But you wont be considered great without great competition and he has none.

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Unread post by creativemind » December 11th, 2007, 3:04 am

I think that, in terms of classic boxing skill, meaning hit and not be hit, Floyd is probably the best of all time. I think the most dominant fighter in his prime was Roy Jones, but Roy was unconventional, so as his reflexes slowed he started getting tagged. But to me, he accomplished the greatest feat in boxing history; he started his career fighting at 154 lbs and then won every championship up to heavyweight. That means he beat John Ruiz, who fought most of his career at around 240 pounds, 86 pounds more than Roy at the start of his career.

When you compare that with what Sugar Ray Robinson did, he started his careet at 147 and got major props for ALMOST winning the 175 pound championship from Joey Maxim. That's only a 28 pound difference from where he started his career.

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Unread post by FrankieB » December 11th, 2007, 5:43 am

Germany has got some great boxers right now ! Felix Sturm and Arthur Abraham !
Both of them are great fighters !

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