Originally Posted by Beatle
Bullshit. Floyd was never undisputed WW champ. In 2006, Margarito had the WBO welterweight title and Floyd ducked him to fight Zab Judah, who had just been brutalized by Kostya Tszu.
In 2007, Paul Williams won a narrow decision over Margarito to take the WBO title. Floyd at that time fought a shot De La Hoya and a smaller man in Ricky Hatton. I can understand taking the payday with Oscar, but why fight a light welterweight when you can fight Paul Williams to unify the welterweight titles?
Let's keep it real and stop the fanboy nut-hugging. Floyd is NOT comparable to great fighters of the past like Harry Greb and Ray Robinson, who fought a combined 450+ fights against better opposition than Floyd faced in 45 fights.
The Floyd-Judah fight was in 2006, the Judah-Tszyu fight was in 2001, how you can say Judah had just been brutalized by Tszyu is beyond me.