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Old 08-18-2013, 06:01 PM   #1
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:43 PM   #2
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Loses to Leonard, Hearns, Duran, and Pryor + possibly Benitez. Beats Cuevas, McCrory, Starling, Curry, Brown, Honeyghan, Breland, Roger Mayweather, Taylor, McGirt.
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:00 PM   #3
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I'm always surprised how many people like Pryor over Mayweather in fantasy match-ups when their names occasionally sprout up together.

I don't see it.
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:26 PM   #4
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I'm always surprised how many people like Pryor over Mayweather in fantasy match-ups when their names occasionally sprout up together.

I don't see it.
I'm always surprised by how many people pretend that Mayweather would have to fight Leonard, Hearns, Benitez, Duran and Hagler all at 130. Because, in the eighties, Mayweather obviously would've spent most of his time at 147 and above, where, in his era, he was absolutely forced, with his feet to the fire, to move....
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:38 PM   #5
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Beats Serrano, Chacon, Limon, and Boza. Would favor him over Camacho, Ramirez, and Rosario.
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:49 PM   #6
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Beats Serrano, Chacon, Limon, and Boza. Would favor him over Camacho, Ramirez, and Rosario.
I agree with the exception of Camacho. I recken Hector big time over Floyd. Thats a Hector who's focused on the job of course.
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:58 AM   #7
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I think Uncle Roger would have his number, you are not going to lose to your nephew...
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:49 AM   #8
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Loses to Leonard, Hearns, Duran, and Pryor + possibly Benitez. Beats Cuevas, McCrory, Starling, Curry, Brown, Honeyghan, Breland, Roger Mayweather, Taylor, McGirt.
Indeed. He'd be among the best of the second rung of the ladder types.


A fight with Benitez could go either way,though. Much depends on whether or not Wilfred is focussed.
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:23 AM   #9
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i think that floyd would would beat duran at 147 ... simple like that, he has the style, the speed, the defence, the class to outpoint him hands down, duran is overrated h2h over the lw class
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:51 AM   #10
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Loses to Leonard, Hearns, Duran, and Pryor + possibly Benitez. Beats Cuevas, McCrory, Starling, Curry, Brown, Honeyghan, Breland, Roger Mayweather, Taylor, McGirt.
I think Mayweather cleanly out points Duran.

Leonard vs Mayweather would be a close one.

Mayweather would not fight Pryor.

I agree witht he rest of the picks.
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:10 AM   #11
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I think Uncle Roger would have his number, you are not going to lose to your nephew...
Would Roger be his trainer and his opponent at the same time? Tough to give corner advice, although he would have a good insight
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I think Mayweather cleanly out points Duran.

Leonard vs Mayweather would be a close one.

Mayweather would not fight Pryor.

I agree witht he rest of the picks.


I see Leonard beating Mayweather convincingly. Too much in his arsenal.
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Would Roger be his trainer and his opponent at the same time? Tough to give corner advice, although he would have a good insight
He could do both, in this scenario, and he is going to make sure he wins...

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Old 08-20-2013, 04:37 AM   #14
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I've always felt welter Tommy would be the worst match-up for Mayweather and the only one I would say with great confidence would beat him. I'd fancy Leonard too, but it would be a much closer fight. The most diffiuclt call after that is probably peak Curry, who I think matches up well with almost any technical fighter at 147.
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The most diffiuclt call after that is probably peak Curry, who I think matches up well with almost any technical fighter at 147.
He had struggles near and in his pomp with Starling. That would suggest technical fighters actually might of been an issue for Curry.
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