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Old 08-19-2012, 02:00 PM   #157
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Default Re: Floyd or Duran - Most skilled?

Originally Posted by Midwest_Chopper View Post
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.

Duran was past prime in all his big losses. Didnt train well, wasnt focused, ect ect.
A common theme with Duran apologist hype up his success and downplay all his failures with excuses.
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