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View Poll Results: Who Beats Mayweather
Cotto 18 46.15%
Mosley 14 35.90%
Hatton 7 17.95%
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Old 08-02-2007, 01:21 AM   #16
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Because in Spamlitos mind Williams doing well will mean that Tony would too have done well. He is blind to what the rest of us see, and that is tony is average. Spamlito thinks that he is the best fighter at WW.
Hatton -Mayweather '07 and Cotto-Mayweather '08 two straight undefeated top-10 pound for pound fighters after the highest grossing fight in history speaks loudly for Mayweather ending his career strongly. Tony will retire never being a top-10 p4p fighter. Williams has been untested by welters and heavier larger fighters.
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Old 08-02-2007, 01:23 AM   #17
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I could name a good 20-25 guys from 130-147 I'd probably at least have even money against Floyd, if not favorites.
Possible. Hearns is the guy that right away popped into my head as a stylistic nightmare for Floyd, and Floyd couldn't expose the one weakness Hitman had.
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Old 08-02-2007, 01:24 AM   #18
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Ya know, that sounds pretty ****in' good. That would be tremendous, and no one could bitch too much if Floyd beat Hatton and then the Mosley/Cotto winner.
But what are the odds of it happenning?
ive been ringside for Cotto's garden fights, and OMG is this guy huge over there. I've never been to a fight where the crowd is so crazy for their guy. I think Golden Boy is setting this up, if Mosely wins he becomes marketable enough to make a blockbuster with Mayweather. If Cotto wins, he'll be more marketable than he already is. I love Cotto, he's gonna be huge. I don't think Floyd can retire without fighting Cotto.
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Old 08-02-2007, 01:25 AM   #19
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cotto.
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Old 08-02-2007, 01:26 AM   #20
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any fighter in the world can beat any other fighter in the world if they want it bad enough ..
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Old 08-02-2007, 01:29 AM   #21
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Define "just about". I actually think he decisions Floyd, as I don't see too many KO'ing Floyd with his superb defense. But back to my question, who do you see beating him?
I don't think Hearns could KO SRR, SRL, or Whitaker.

As for Hearn and PBF. PBF would have no advantages here. Hearns may be the best pure boxer I ever saw (admittedly not seeing much of the guys from the 60's and before) and of course, the power, oh my....I can't conceive of a way for PBF to get away from him. I don't think many KO PBF who has an underrated chin and great defense...but Hearns I think could.
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Old 08-02-2007, 01:33 AM   #22
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I wouldn't bet on this, but I'm in agreement with Doug Fischer. I think this fight is going to be a lot tougher for Floyd than most people, including experts, think. I wouldn't pick Hatton to beat ANY of the current WW titlists, but I think he has a legit shot against one: Mayweather. Styles make fights, and Hatton has the style to give Mayweather fits.

Other than that, I think Williams could beat Mayweather simply due to the physical advantages.
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Old 08-02-2007, 01:39 AM   #23
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I give all 3 varying degrees of chance in beating Floyd.


Yet, here's my order of the most likely

1, Cotto
2. SSm
3. Hatton
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Old 08-02-2007, 01:46 AM   #24
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You say you admittedly didn't see much of guys from 60 and before? Well what about someone like Emile Griffith? I feel he has the style to beat Hearns, and possibly finish him late, as Hearns was known to not be the best at taking bodyshots, as well as not known for his chin or durability. Do you think he KO's granite chinned top 5 WW of all time Kid Gavilan, who went the distance twice with Robinson and took his hardest shots?
As I said, I have not seen much of them.

How many guys have fought at 147? I think Hearns could KO 95% of them. If you can name 10 that he couldn't, or even 20, I think I would still be well within that limit.
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Old 08-02-2007, 01:47 AM   #25
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While I think Shane beats Cotto, I think Cotto has the best chance of the three.

I agree WIlliams might be able to give Floyd a hell of a test. Just due to size and workrate.
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Old 08-02-2007, 01:50 AM   #26
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1. Mosley
2. Cotto
3. HAtton

But I still think that Floyd can beat all 3 of them honestly.
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Old 08-02-2007, 01:53 AM   #27
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as if Cotto could beat pbf, pbf's defense just too good for cotto's bodywork and even when he mixes it up, up and downstairs. only guy that can match pbf's speed and therefore have a good chance is sugar shane.
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Old 08-02-2007, 02:16 AM   #28
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at 147 i see Williams as the biggest threat to PBF because of his size and style...PBF would have to take chances against Williams, because the jab would bother PBF all night...after Williams, Mosley would be the next biggest threat to PBF...then Cotto...then Cintron...then Margarito...then Hatton...
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Old 08-02-2007, 02:27 AM   #29
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none of them
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Old 08-02-2007, 06:38 PM   #30
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Oddly enough, I was thinking of Hearns too when I first read this thread
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