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Old 01-01-2013, 01:30 AM   #7606
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:02 AM   #7607
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the floyd who hatton had to fight was like a well fueled sugar

then the ***** retired, could be 46-0 now

then he decided, if i lose, i lose, now his back

hatton retired mayweather
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:10 AM   #7608
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Floyd Mayweather COULD HAVE BEEN the Greatest of all Time - yes.
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:15 AM   #7609
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fights he's missed out on.

mosley in the late 90's.

freitas after beating casamayor.

kostya tszyu.

antonio margarito.

manny pacquiao - the big ****stain on his legacy.

canelo & martinez should be taken on.

guerrero is meaningless in terms of adding to his legacy.
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:17 AM   #7610
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The fourth post in this thread is a pic of Sweet Pea who stepped up to every challenger (and a lot more in his era) than Floyd. So a quick answer is no. I would put him a lot higher than a lot of rankings though. top 15-25 vs top 100.

But a few people could beat him:

duran at lightweight- the ultimate lightweight, brawler and pressurefighter. If Castillo I put a show on Mayweather before he went full defensive imagine would Duran would do at that weight *shudder*

srleonard at welter would outpoint if not knock him out. one point I never see in this fantasy match up is angles. Floyd's defense is a lot like his dad (although sharper) and the angle of the punch SRL threw for the first knockdown in that fight, and even against Benitez, was heavenly

I also think sweet pea could outpoint him. He was a lot more slicker and unorthodox. Had much tougher competition. Dodged no one. Was robbed and took it like a man, and better at hitting and mking his opponents miss.

Hearns would KO him below 154

SRR would ko him at Welter for sure and in my opinion TKO in Middle

Locche outpoint him

And all these guys had much better resumes than him too

A few people I wish he fought and sucks that he won't: Martinez, Maragarito, Pacquiao, Tszuyu (although to be fair people knew more about his family name than his name although he did have a title belt back in Tszuyu's prime)

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Old 01-01-2013, 02:19 AM   #7611
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Juan "fighting" Floyd & stepping up... Speaks for itself.
Wins & "L's" don't mean ****.
(Imagine Alexis Arguello, Hilmer Kinter, Jim Watt , Aaron Pryor, or Shawn O'Grady stepping up to Leonard in 1980.)
^Yup Juan did that ****!!!!
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:25 AM   #7612
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not yet, and probably will never be. He's old now and only fights once a year, but if he concentrated on securing his legacy he could have been. GOAT at 130lb division though. Right now most I read on here have him around 20-30, if he beats marquez again right after he destroyed pacquiao then that would probably secure him a few more steps on the atg ladder
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:29 AM   #7613
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nah mane... I have him at #2 tho after Ali... dont listen to none tha haterz they jus jelus that Money worked harder then they did all they lives. NO one works harder than Money.. who in they rite mind wud work out 3x a day for 2 MONTHS?


oooh **** the lean lady jus popped in... good thang i hvae sum 7up ready..
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:31 AM   #7614
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Juan "fighting" Floyd & stepping up... Speaks for itself.
Wins & "L's" don't mean ****.
(Imagine Alexis Arguello, Hilmer Kinter, Jim Watt , Aaron Pryor, or Shawn O'Grady stepping up to Leonard in 1980.)
^Yup Juan did that ****!!!!
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:37 AM   #7615
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he had the skill, too bad he didn't he didn't go for it.

3 years after he retires, he will regret it.
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:07 AM   #7616
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not even in that
In real fight: I don't want to be like Ali, my health come first.
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:13 AM   #7617
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wouldn't last against a lot of fighters in the past.
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:22 AM   #7618
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he has not beaten any prime great.
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:22 AM   #7619
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wouldn't last against a lot of fighters in the past.
At 130, he could hang with anyone who ever laced them up. The further he moves up in weight in these mythical p4p discussions, the more out of place he is.
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:47 AM   #7620
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Like it or not history will remember Mayweather as a ducker in the sport, he has taken on good challenges but the absence of PAC, Margo, P Willy, Cotto in 2008 (which gets forgotten because they fought but it was a blatant duck to retire rather than face him, almost as bad as avoiding PAC).

When you think of obvious great fighters (Ali, SRL, Hearns, JCC) there aren't any major question marks over them, with Floyd there are too many to name him among that list, how can you be when you admittedly avoid taking high risk fights.
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