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Old 08-01-2012, 11:08 PM   #11
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Default Re: Floyd Mayweather, Jr v Pernell Whitaker

Originally Posted by Seamus View Post
So far, we all agree.

So how in the **** is Money a once in a lifetime fighter?
Perhaps it was taking into account popularity/drawing power as well. When was the last time someone with a similar style and somewhat similar talent level was capable of generating the kind of attention and pay he is? Whether it's good or bad press, he's had a major role in making boxing 'big' again.

Then there's the way his career has played out. A bit staged and not a ton of risks taken, but how many guys have there been that picked up titles across 5 divisions over a span of 16 years and never once suffered defeat?

He sure as hell isn't a once in a lifetime kind of talent (he's special, alright, just not that special), so it almost has to be something like that.
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