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Old 08-19-2012, 12:52 PM   #156
Midwest_Chopper
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Default Re: Floyd or Duran - Most skilled?

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Originally Posted by Vic-JofreBRASIL View Post
Jab- Duran
Hook- Duran
Cross- Duran
Uppercut- Duran
Defensive skills- Mawyeather
Offensive skills- Duran
Footwork- Close
Counter-Punches- Duran, Floyd is great on this too IMO...
Power- Duran
Speed- Mayweather
Ring Generalship- Close
Combinations- Duran
Feints- Duran
Accuracy- Duran
Timing- Duran
Killer Instinct- Duran
Body Punches- Duran
Upper Body movement- Duran
Chin- Duran.....Floyd isnīt tested on this too much.....hard to say.
Heart- Okay, this is close because of what happened in Duran vs SRL II....
Stamina- Duran
In-Fighting- Duran
Range Fighting- Duran
Accuracy - Mayweather

Mayweather has such a low output that he has no choice but to be nearly perfect with every punch he throws. Mayweather by compubox statistics is more accurate then Roy Jones Jr and Pernell Whitaker, 2 fighters who were far more talented then Duran.

Timing - This kind of connects with the accuracy argument. Mayweather's ability to land the pull counter, check hook and leaping left hook is amazing. You rarely see Mayweather off balance or out of position throwing his punches. Everything lands as it was meant to land.

Range fighting Mayweather - Never seen Duran fight the majority of a fight off the back foot. Mayweather beat Castillo, Hatton and Corrales going backwards for the majority of the fight.

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since he was a past prime LW facing a ATG WW in his prime....
Duran was past prime in all his big losses. Didnt train well, wasnt focused, ect ect.
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