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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 08-19-2012, 01:28 PM   #136
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Who did Floyd Counter? Roberto was a better boxer, and counterpuncher especilly at lightweight. Did everything better man. The fact that Floyd is leading in the polls says a lot about the ****huggery on this site. That shoulder roll an right hand **** wouldnt have done **** against Duran.
Boxers and defensive boxers always gave Duran hell man. Who do you think you're fooling? Duran could be outboxed and on occasion even out fought.
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Hed have the same losses, probably excluding Durans win over Leonard. Mayweather however doesnt lose to De Jesus, Laing or Sims. And I give Mayweather an outside shot against Benitez.
So ?
Mayweather has a more padded record. His career was very well managed....Floyd wasnīt fighting against guys like Marcel with only 15 fights like Duran did.....
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De Jesus had the ability to beat Floyd when Floyd was in his LW days btw......Castillo almost did it, and Castillo isnīt half as good De Jesus was......
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He did have better D. I explained why already. An no he wasnt faster. The question was who had more skill wasnt it? I gave my two cents im done arguin with kids. You watch floyds skills against the ortiz an cottos of todays boxing world an have fun with it. Floyd is great But Duran had far more skills. An ive never been a big fan of Duran actually. Been a floyd fan since the 90s. But im outta here
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Did everything better next you'll be saying he had better defense and was faster. Come on man. Duran is the most overrated boxer on ESB. People look up to him like a God like Erik Morales and think he walks on water. Duran was no way in hell a better counter puncher than Floyd was only a fool or a deluded nuthugger would make that statement.
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De Jesus had the ability to beat Floyd when Floyd was in his LW days btw......Castillo almost did it, and Castillo isnīt half as good De Jesus was......
Mayweather was injured and it was his first fight at the weight, the 2nd fight wasnt close. And Castillo was a helluva fighter.
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So ?
Mayweather has a more padded record. His career was very well managed....Floyd wasnīt fighting against guys like Marcel with only 15 fights like Duran did.....
Mayweather fought Genaro Hernandez at 21 years old, a man who hadnt lost a fight at 130lbs his entire career, and was on even grounds with Oscar De La Hoya before Oscar broke his nose and he quit.


****ing well managed facing Genaro Hernandez and Diego Corrales before you're 23 years old.
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Mayweather was injured and it was his first fight at the weight, the 2nd fight wasnt close. And Castillo was a helluva fighter.
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Mayweather fought Genaro Hernandez at 21 years old, a man who hadnt lost a fight at 130lbs his entire career, and was on even grounds with Oscar De La Hoya before Oscar broke his nose and he quit.


****ing well managed facing Genaro Hernandez and Diego Corrales before you're 23 years old.
Floyd was an olympic fighter......he had enough experience already, is not only about age...
And Genaro Hernandez wasnīt as good as Marcel......Marcel is arguably one of the most skilled fighters ever......
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[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTpkKH0WCOM[/ame]

Like I said, only one God boxer and that was Ray Robinson. Who was truly immaculate against every style.

I'd say Roy Jones Jr is a demigod given he was the most talented athlete I've ever seen. Athlete btw, not boxer. Athlete.
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Comparing Mayweather to Benitez Now? Benitez Defense was a few nothes above Floyd
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Who is Mayweather's closest rival this era in terms of skill? Juan Manuel Marquez I think everyone will concur?

Well how'd that fight turn out?

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK9en6g9JTQ[/ame]


Keep in mind Mayweather was coming off a 2 year layoff, and 2 years later Marquez beat Pacquiao's ass.
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Jab- Duran
Hook- Duran
Cross- Duran
Uppercut- Duran
Defensive skills- Mawyeather
Offensive skills- Duran
Footwork- Close
Counter-Punches- Duran, Floyd is great on this too IMO...
Power- Duran
Speed- Mayweather
Ring Generalship- Close
Combinations- Duran
Feints- Duran
Accuracy- Duran
Timing- Duran
Killer Instinct- Duran
Body Punches- Duran
Upper Body movement- Duran
Chin- Duran.....Floyd isnīt tested on this too much.....hard to say.
Heart- Okay, this is close because of what happened in Duran vs SRL II....
Stamina- Duran
In-Fighting- Duran
Range Fighting- Duran


Opposition level- Duran beat better fighters ...and has the best win ever IMO against Leonard in Montreal, since he was a past prime LW facing a ATG WW in his prime....

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Duran - better longevity
Duran dominated his LW era...
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Comparing Mayweather to Benitez Now? Benitez Defense was a few nothes above Floyd
Debatable. Im showing you Duran's limitations however. And Benitez didnt box and clown like Leonard. Stood right in front of Duran and Duran fell for every feint, and looked horrible when he did get inside.
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Benitez was bigger, had a better offense, Yes he would stand right there an make you miss. Floyd wouldnt have done that.
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Debatable. Im showing you Duran's limitations however. And Benitez didnt box and clown like Leonard. Stood right in front of Duran and Duran fell for every feint, and looked horrible when he did get inside.
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