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Old 11-09-2012, 02:06 AM   #67
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Default Re: Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Ray Robinson

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Originally Posted by SJS19 View Post
I'm genuinely curious, if you'd care to expand on that?
Not saying he isn't brilliant but he's made out to be a genius, which is why I consider him very overrated.

The main points for me are;

-If he's this technical wiz what quality technicians has he beaten? He's faced a lot of straight-on, straight-up guys.

-And if he's this great tactician, then what has he had to overcome in order for us to judge that the adjustements he makes are so brilliant?

His 'boxing brain' is overrated IMO just because I haven't seen it ticking over against a sufficient calibre of opponent, technically anyway. Proven against some styles no doubt.

Again, I consider him first class but I think he's mentioned too often among the very greatest operators the sport has ever seen. For that reason, I consider his abilities grossly overrated. Ricardo Lopez as well.
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