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View Poll Results: More Skilled
Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr. 107 50.95%
Roberto "Manos De Piedra" Duran 103 49.05%
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Old 08-18-2012, 01:53 AM   #76
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Floyd is more skilled but Duran was stronger and tougher.
Duran would eat Floyd`s punches and ko him.
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:46 AM   #77
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How can Floyd be in the lead when he competed against lesser fighters with more physical advantages? How can that gap in demonstration of skill work in Floyd's favor? Duran bringing Hagler to a close points decision alone at that age and weight required more sheer craft than most, if not all, of Floyd's best wins.
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:01 AM   #78
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Duran And its not even close.
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Old 08-18-2012, 11:31 AM   #79
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Boxed Ears where you at?

Care to explain for choosing Duran?
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Old 08-18-2012, 11:32 AM   #80
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Floyd. Floyd taps this ass too.
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Old 08-18-2012, 11:34 AM   #81
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Floyd. Floyd taps this ass too.
I'm sure he does.

And you love it.

Other flomos will be jealous though
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Old 08-18-2012, 11:38 AM   #82
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The way I truly would measure skill is against who your willing to test it against. Then after all is said and done you'll get your answer. Truth is Floyd has looked unbeatable against very beatable opponents. Duran, on the other hand, looked beatable against very unbeatable looking opponents that I need not mention. Not hatin, just the truth.
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Old 08-18-2012, 11:43 AM   #83
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Duran has the greater overall skillset, probably the most natural fighter there has ever been, floyd looks kinda robotic compared to Duran in full flow.

Even if floyd has an edge in defense, its nowhere near as clear as the edge Roberto has in offence or more importantly the ability Duran has to switch effortlessly between offence & defense.

Duran is the more skilled fighter, the much greater fighter career wise & would tear floyd apart in a fight both at their best from 135-147.

Duran is the correct answer here people, wake up please.
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Old 08-18-2012, 11:50 AM   #84
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PBF better footwork defense and counter-punching.
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Old 08-18-2012, 11:54 AM   #85
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I love how Duran is seen by many as just a come forward slugger. Insanity.
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Old 08-18-2012, 12:00 PM   #86
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Hoshi you utterly dominated me yesterday at Fight Night.
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How can Floyd be in the lead when he competed against lesser fighters with more physical advantages? How can that gap in demonstration of skill work in Floyd's favor? Duran bringing Hagler to a close points decision alone at that age and weight required more sheer craft than most, if not all, of Floyd's best wins.
Because he's more skilled that's why. Duran is arguably one of the most overrated fighters in boxing people love his machismo much like Erik Morales and tend to overrate him also the fact that he's the greatest Latino fighter of all time so he gets extra points for that. So he gets overrated to that degree. For example when you look at ATG list people often rank Duran over SRL who is the better fighter which is ridiculous. They play up his success but overlook his flaws and loses and have an excuse for every loss, he didn't train or he didn't care. Really?? He got his socks boxed off by Benitez got KFTO by Hearns lost to Hagler and quit against SRL in one of the biggest fights of his career and is always remembered for No Mas. That's the type of bias that I'm talking about and is treated like some kind of boxing God who could do no wrong.
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Old 08-18-2012, 12:06 PM   #89
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They're superior to one another in different areas.
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Old 08-18-2012, 12:16 PM   #90
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Mayweather is the more skilled of the two. Duran was a good fighter, but he's one of the most overrated fighters on this site. As good of a fighter as he was, he was just basic skill wise for the most part. There was never anything special about his skills.
Once you`ve been into boxing for more than 2-3 years & you learn the sport... you will regret saying shite like that.
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