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Old 01-02-2013, 12:02 PM   #142
Hands of Iron
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Default Re: Pacquiao > Chavez

Originally Posted by Chempasillo View Post
ducking and being an excellent boxer are 2 different things.

floyd is maybe the greatest ducker for sure. yet he is the greatest defensive boxer ever and a ring genius.

best example is roy jones. yeah he ducked DM or a rematch with X. he also avoided a prime calzaghe, a lets better say they both avoided each other. yet a prime jones was the baddest boxer the world has ever seen.
Whitaker and Chavez are #1-2 for me over the last quarter-century.

floyd outsmarts pernell and chavez. he would have a harder time with pernell, because pernell hit very hard and was very difficult to catch himself, but the floyd mayweather of the gatti or coralles fight was just a small tick more athletic and faster and more fluidly moving than pernell.
He'd have a hard time with him because he's southpaw, possesses one of the greatest jabs of all-time (P4P) to bother him and has the work rate Floyd can't or simply isn't willing to match due to the risk it requires. He'll have no advantage in terms of his speed and reflexes. Floyd is actually pretty mechanical in comparision as far as fluid movement is concerned.

As far as p4p goes, pernell is in the top 10, also pac and floyd. chavez top 20. prety fair to me.
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