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View Poll Results: Which era had more OVERALL TALENT. 90's vs 80's
90's (lennox lewis era) 14 30.43%
80's 32 69.57%
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:35 AM   #16
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Well for starters, Barkley and Hagler beat Hearns at 160lbs, where Floyd has NEVER fought at.

2nd, SRL was offensivley a far more effective fighter than Floyd...Not too mention bigger, stronger, faster, and just as skilled...and he was STILL getting outobxed by Hearns before stopping him in the 14th..

common sense, my dude.

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NOTE: you see how my fists DWARVES his fist? ANd that is arguably the pound for pound hardest right hand in the game. . . So think twice before ya pop off to ya boy. . Me and that left fist might just find ya! Hahaha. . . SEriously, though, look how powerful it looks compared to Hearns.
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:44 AM   #17
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"Well for starters, Barkley and Hagler beat Hearns at 160lbs, where Floyd has NEVER fought at.

2nd, SRL was offensivley a far more effective fighter than Floyd...Not too mention bigger, stronger, faster, and just as skilled...and he was STILL getting outobxed by Hearns before stopping him in the 14th..

common sense, my dude. "

Ok well leave the losses at the higher weights and lets focus on his loss to SRL. Most fighters Floyd has fought have been offensively far more effective than Floyd but we know that dosent mean jack, Neither does bigger and stronger, did he have a defence like mayweathers?

Look youve converted my opinion slightly but I still think it would be close fights between mayweather and either of SRL and Hearns.
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:51 AM   #18
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The smiling man in my profile (avatar) picture agrees

NOTE: you see how my fists DWARVES his fist? ANd that is arguably the pound for pound hardest right hand in the game. . . So think twice before ya pop off to ya boy. . Me and that left fist might just find ya! Hahaha. . . SEriously, though, look how powerful it looks compared to Hearns.

How about we test out the chins first??

but on the real, mad props for taking that pic with The Hitman...I am so jealous.
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:54 AM   #19
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"Well for starters, Barkley and Hagler beat Hearns at 160lbs, where Floyd has NEVER fought at.

2nd, SRL was offensivley a far more effective fighter than Floyd...Not too mention bigger, stronger, faster, and just as skilled...and he was STILL getting outobxed by Hearns before stopping him in the 14th..

common sense, my dude. "

Ok well leave the losses at the higher weights and lets focus on his loss to SRL. Most fighters Floyd has fought have been offensively far more effective than Floyd but we know that dosent mean jack, Neither does bigger and stronger, did he have a defence like mayweathers?

Look youve converted my opinion slightly but I still think it would be close fights between mayweather and either of SRL and Hearns.

Leonard beat one of the greatest defensive fighters of all time in Wilfred Benitez..stopped him even...and yes i do realize Floyd has been in with bigger, stronger dudes, but NONE which are near the caliber of a SRL or a Hearns.
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:56 AM   #20
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How about we test out the chins first??

but on the real, mad props for taking that pic with The Hitman...I am so jealous.
Haha. . . CHIN CHECKING! Sounds good!

Thanks man, just right time, and right place (Abraham/Dirrell fight). . . Really nice, soft-spoken guy.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:00 AM   #21
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"Leonard beat one of the greatest defensive fighters of all time in Wilfred Benitez..stopped him even...and yes i do realize Floyd has been in with bigger, stronger dudes, but NONE which are near the caliber of a SRL or a Hearns. "

Yes Benitez was good defensively but he also had 8 career losses. Well we will never know if they were on their caliber or not thats what were debating about now!!
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:41 AM   #22
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80's and its not even close
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:42 AM   #23
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80's was the probably the greatest decade of boxing, sandwiched between two great decades . . . sad to say but boxing has gone downhill over the last 20 years, there is hope in Europe but that is all it is hope
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:47 AM   #24
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"Leonard beat one of the greatest defensive fighters of all time in Wilfred Benitez..stopped him even...and yes i do realize Floyd has been in with bigger, stronger dudes, but NONE which are near the caliber of a SRL or a Hearns. "

Yes Benitez was good defensively but he also had 8 career losses. Well we will never know if they were on their caliber or not thats what were debating about now!!

To be fair, a lot of those losses were when he was way past it, and shouldn't have been fighting onward. . . that thing called pride, was ****ing with him. . . Or maybe that thing called being broke. . Who knows.


THat's another thing I don't like about this contemporary fistic era: one loss, and a boxer is "exposed", or a "fraud", and is "shot", or "no good", etc. . .
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:55 AM   #25
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80s.

And it's not even close.
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Old 05-30-2012, 03:19 PM   #26
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"You would favor Mayweather over Hearns??"


Why is that so unbeleivable if Iran Barkley can beat him twice, SRL can beat him and Hagler can beat him then what makes you think Mayweather cant?
hey man

I can tell you are not trolling and believe in your opinions.

I think overall talent Floyd have more, but let's be real here.

The size disadvantage is too much

Floyd is not a natural WW man. His PRIME is at 135

you are basically saying a prime 135 guy can beat someone who's prime is at

147-154.

Hearns is 6'2 with almost as much if not the same amount of talent as floyd

Floyd is 5'8

that's a ****ing 6 inch disadvantage against someone that fights very very tall in the first place..

who also have a spear like jab and a massive right hand.


This is a huge mismatch

not cuz hearns is better but because Floyd isn't a natural WW TALENT

that's like saying

WHY ISN'T IT SO BELIEVABLE RJJ CAN BEAT HOLYFIELD AT CW
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:08 PM   #27
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The 90's had a lot of good fighters but the 80's had more prime ATGs so 80's for me.
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:19 PM   #28
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80's
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:44 AM   #29
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both excellent eras, slight edge to the 80's imo
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:53 AM   #30
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I think the 90s takes it slightly. Greater heavyweight era, the 80s was abysmal. Along with solid ATGs at the lower weights:

90s had Whitaker, Tapia, Holyfield, Lennox, Delahoya, Trinidad, Mosley, Carbajal, Roy Jones, B Hops, Calzaghe, Junior Jones, Barrera, Morales, Mayweather, Hamed
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