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Old 01-24-2013, 09:12 PM   #166
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My comment really had nothing to do with JCC. I've just studied Mayweather's resume for a while and always came to that conclusion. I have a ton of respect for him as a boxer. Fantastic skill. I'm just not too impressed with his resume, comparing it to other greats. I agree that some of the fighters he fought carry weight. I always felt that his best run was when he was at the lower weight classes. Corrales and Castillo were very credible, GREAT wins (even though I had Castillo winning the first). The problem I have is that most of the guys he faced, were never that good or great. Many were rated high at that time, but in terms of SKILL, I don't think any of his opponents were that good. When he faced some of the "Hall Of Fame" caliber boxers (DLH, Mosley, Cotto, Marquez), they were either past prime or at a disadvantage (Marquez). Hatton, Baldomir were always overrated IMO. I'm not blaming all this on May. Maybe he was a bit unlucky that he wasn't able to face some guys in their prime. He also tends to cherry pick. I just feel that Mayweather hasn't been able to show how great he is because of this. Having an undefeated record is always impressive, which is why I consider him to be an all-time great but when people speak of him as the GOAT, I think it's a joke. His resume doesn't reflect that.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:19 PM   #167
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Who give a shit about Floyd.
Vitali was knocked out cold by Pele Reid and had to be dragged out on his legs.
Is Floyd honestly relevant now at a time like this?
That's old news. There just wasn't any video evidence for it.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:00 PM   #168
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:25 PM   #169
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If you're saying Julio's greater, I agree. There's a lot more that goes into it than a particular rating in a particular division at a particular time. For some of them, they hold real weight. Some not. He's managed to consistently fight remarkably top rated guys for the duration but thats where the debate comes in... Thats why this thread thrived.
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Too much gets made of Floyd's quality of opponent. Mayweather usually fights guys coming off of good wins.
It's also very important to consider the manner in which he wins. That is, Floyd typically wins 10 of 12 rounds.

I can't think of a fighter who so easily disposed of nearly every opponent he's ever faced. Not all, obviously, but about 35 of his 43 fights (and probably more like 37-3 were unbelievably one sided. Utter dominance. Can't do nothing but pull up a chair and enjoy the ride.

I for one will def. miss Floyd when he hangs 'em up. I'm just glad we have at least one more fight to look forward to
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:53 AM   #170
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It's also very important to consider the manner in which he wins. That is, Floyd typically wins 10 of 12 rounds.

I can't think of a fighter who so easily disposed of nearly every opponent he's ever faced. Not all, obviously, but about 35 of his 43 fights (and probably more like 37-3 were unbelievably one sided. Utter dominance. Can't do nothing but pull up a chair and enjoy the ride.

I for one will def. miss Floyd when he hangs 'em up. I'm just glad we have at least one more fight to look forward to
Definitely.

Dominance weighs heavily for me. Depending on the level and extent of it, it surpasses plenty of others who may of had better resumes. Nothing is truly objective with it, and it's dependent on your criteria too, I guess. There will undoubtedly be some inconsistentcy there though which is why I stopped compiling pointless 'lists' for the most part.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:26 PM   #173
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How many rounds did he legitimately lose in all of these fights?


30!?
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:57 PM   #177
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Consistancy in opposition

and

Consistancy in performance (this doesnt get ENOUGH credit)

Great boxers have looked less than stellar against lesser opponents and even have losses to them.....Floyd outside of Cas I has maintained a clear dominance in all his fights....with moving up in weight, being the smaller guy at times, comming off layoffs, drama in personal life...etc etc..all things most fighters tend to fall to or stumble with in the ring...he has not and i think that says alot because not many can maintain that level of dominance for this long with out slipping or getting a couple close calls.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:25 PM   #178
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I wanna see him fight Canelo, beat him, and then retire.

Go out beating the man at 154.





I don't think he'll crack top 40 of all time but people will still look back and say "he was one of the greatest defensive fighters of all time".

And he's the H2H best at 130 (not the strongest division by any stretch but still.)
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:08 AM   #180
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Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Top 10 Rated Opponents/Champions

1998: Genaro Hernandez (World SFW Champion)
1998: Angel Manfredy (No. 2 SFW)
1999:.Carlos Gerena (No. 9 SFW)
2000: Goyo Vargas (No. 10 SFW)
2001: Diego Corrales (No. 1 SFW)
2001: Jesus Chavez (No. 4 SFW)
2002: Jose Luis Castillo (No. 1 LW, WBC claimant) [New lineage]
2002: Jose Luis Castillo (No. 1 LW)
2003: Philip N'Dou (No. 4 SFW) (@135)
2004: DeMarcus Corley (No. 5 LWW)
2005: Arturo Gatti (No. 1 LWW, WBC claimant)
2006: Zab Judah (No. 3 WW)
2006: Carlos Baldomir (World WW Champion)
2007: Oscar De La Hoya (No. 5 LMW, WBC claimant)
2007: Ricky Hatton (World LWW Champion) (@147)
2009: Juan M. Marquez (World LW Champion) (@147)
2010: Shane Molsey (No. 2 WW, WBA claimant)
2011: Victor Ortiz (No. 2 WW, WBC claimant)
2012: Miguel Cotto (No. 1 LMW, WBA claimant)
2013: Robert Guerrero (No. 3 WW)
2013: Canelo Alvarez (World LMW Champion)

Overall record: 44-0
Record vs. Top 10 Opponents/Champions: 20-0

09/14/13: Canelo Alvarez


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