Re: Could Floyd Mayweather beat a prime Meldrick Taylor?
I'm in two minds.
I think what is important in deciding the winner in this fight is if Meldrick has the strength to hold his ground past Floyd's potshotting and launch flurries quickly in return. If he can stand his ground and doesn't get pushed back late in the fight I think he can take it. Unlike most other fighters, Meldrick can throw ten to land two and probably still outconnect Floyd because of his tremendous workrate.
Mayweather will land a lot in return though, and if he does have the strength to push through Meldrick, things will go his way as he'll peck and lunge and keep Meldrick in a defensive posture where his workrate will not be that much of an issue. If that happens Meldrick is not going to win.