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Old 07-22-2007, 03:36 PM   #14
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Default Re: Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Ray Robinson

Originally Posted by Sweet Pea
What on Earth makes you think it would be a split decision? I for one don't neccessarily think he KO's Floyd becase Floyd is a fantastic boxer with top notch defense, but Robinson simply had too much firepower for him. Way too much.
I can't follow your line of thinking personally because if the fight pans out as you predict, with Robinsons firepower being "too much", then Floyd would be stopped, plain and simple.

Robinson is one of the most destructive welterweight punchers of all time, if he catches Mayweathers chin (The chin of a man who is essentially a featherweight) he will drop him like a sack of potatoes. There can be no question about that.

I just think Robinson is going to be forced to come forward all fight, rather than boxing for periods as he likes to do. He's going to have to close Mayweather down for three minutes a round, something which will not come as naturally to him as it does to Castillo or Hatton.

Mayweather is faster on his feet and has the better handspeed, so I feel that his usual tactics would work fairly well against Robinson, I just don't see him doing enough to get the decision. Robinsons long stiff jab would put a serious dent in Mayweathers game plan, and I don't see him committing enough to trouble Robinson to a great degree, but I think he would frustrate Ray.

No fighter has ever teed off on Floyd at will, no fighter ever will, pull your head in.
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