Boxing  

Forum Home Boxing Forum European British Classic Aussie MMA Training
Go Back   Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > Classic Boxing Forum


View Poll Results: Elorde vs FMJ
Elorde by decision 0 0%
Elorde by TKO or KO 0 0%
FMJ by decision 3 60.00%
FMJ by TKO or KO 1 20.00%
too close 1 20.00%
Voters: 5. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-24-2012, 01:38 PM   #1
Vic-JofreBRASIL
Champion
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 8,697
vCash: 1166
Default Flash Elorde vs Floyd Mayweather Jr

15
sfw
Vic-JofreBRASIL is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 08-24-2012, 02:06 PM   #2
Flea Man
มวยสากล
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: @ferociousflea
Posts: 39,875
vCash: 75
Default Re: Flash Elorde vs Floyd Mayweather Jr

Mayweather has the better feet here. Elorde knew what he was doing, had a dig and could take the rough stuff. Floyd is quicker of hand and feet, has a good engine (can punch sparingly if need be to make the 15) and has more than enough rounds to figure out a potentially tricky southpaw foe. Elorde will likely try to make Floyd lead and catch him with his very good jab, which could be landed clean to a fighter coming in as well as distributed freely to move his man back or distract to get his left hand in. The first few rounds will be boring, as even super feather Floyd will be looking to do the same thing and adjust to his man, naturally smaller but a better operator than anyone he faced at 130lbs.

Floyd by a 9-6 type decision in a very interesting, if not explosive, matchup. I don't see him turning up the gas to smack Elorde round and I think the harder clean shots he lands will be negated by Elorde's movement. Floyd didn't swarm his man when he hurt him, he picked his shots well so I think Gabriel can regroup when hurt, which he will be throughout the time, Mayweather was dangerous at super feather.

Last edited by Flea Man; 08-24-2012 at 02:25 PM.
Flea Man is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2012, 09:45 PM   #3
Nightcrawler
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Canada!!!!
Posts: 2,215
vCash: 500
Default Re: Flash Elorde vs Floyd Mayweather Jr

Quote:
Originally Posted by Flea Man View Post
Mayweather has the better feet here. Elorde knew what he was doing, had a dig and could take the rough stuff. Floyd is quicker of hand and feet, has a good engine (can punch sparingly if need be to make the 15) and has more than enough rounds to figure out a potentially tricky southpaw foe. Elorde will likely try to make Floyd lead and catch him with his very good jab, which could be landed clean to a fighter coming in as well as distributed freely to move his man back or distract to get his left hand in. The first few rounds will be boring, as even super feather Floyd will be looking to do the same thing and adjust to his man, naturally smaller but a better operator than anyone he faced at 130lbs.

Floyd by a 9-6 type decision in a very interesting, if not explosive, matchup. I don't see him turning up the gas to smack Elorde round and I think the harder clean shots he lands will be negated by Elorde's movement. Floyd didn't swarm his man when he hurt him, he picked his shots well so I think Gabriel can regroup when hurt, which he will be throughout the time, Mayweather was dangerous at super feather.
i came into this thread not knowing too much about elorde and hoping to find a detailed analysis...thanks for providing it flea
Nightcrawler is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2012, 10:05 PM   #4
Nightcrawler
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Canada!!!!
Posts: 2,215
vCash: 500
Default Re: Flash Elorde vs Floyd Mayweather Jr

Quote:
Originally Posted by orriray59 View Post
I think Elorde could really make this close, and Floyd often struggles with southpaws. Granted, he's never lost, but they make it difficult for him nonetheless. And Elorde was a great boxer.

I think Mayweather prevails though in the end, his intelligence and ability to adapt sees him through.

That, and at super featherweight he's just a H2H beast.
from the footage i've seen, i'd put him at the top of 130 h2h with arguello
Nightcrawler is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2012, 12:19 AM   #5
The Funny Man 7
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: here (duh!)
Posts: 3,223
vCash: 1326
Default Re: Flash Elorde vs Floyd Mayweather Jr

I like Floyd by a very narrow margin. Elorde always get sold short on this forum. He was absolutely brilliant. Anyone who can whip Sandy Saddler's ass that badly is an all time great head to head.

Still, from what I've read Elorde's bigget fault was his comfort with the notion of losing. I think that was the way Larry Merchant phrased it. In other words Elorde tended to grow complacent and he lacked a certain competitive edge that Floyd clearly possesses.
The Funny Man 7 is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Reply

Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > Classic Boxing Forum

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Boxing News 24 Forum 2013