Re: Could Floyd Mayweather beat a prime Meldrick Taylor?
At his best Taylor was awesome but he liked to brawl when he didn't have to. Vs. Mayweather he could get away with brawling sometimes and not worry about the payback he'd receive... such in his fights vs. Chavez and Norris (a fast and quick, hard hitting JMW who is now in the HOF).
Taylor has a good chance.
Taylor looked good vs. Harold Brazier, Howard Davis Jr. (draw when Taylor was an up and comer), Primo Ramos x2, Buddy McGirt (KO12), Julio Ceser Chavez (even though he was stopped at the 2:58 mark of round 12), Aaron Davis.
He did not look good vs. Luis Garcia (SD) and Glenwood Brown (dropped twice and lost a close decision). After the Brown fight it was all down hill.