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Old 05-05-2011, 10:07 PM   #1
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Default Mayweather vs Southpaws of the past?

How does Floyd(Judah) do against southpaws from previous generations?

Floyd's fight against Judah from rounds 5 till the end of the 10th before the low blow are the most complex displays of fighting a southpaw I have ever seen, better than Toney vs Jirov and Hopkins vs Daniels or Tarver even.

Floyd fighting a Southpaw is a rare treat.

After his fight with Corley in what would be considered the 'Old' more active Floyd, he fights Mitchell and Judah one after the other in a different manner. Its wonderful to see how much he has refined his systems of offense and defensive/counterpunching in such a short time (1 year). I don't think we will ever see such an economically brilliant display of offense that Floyd shows in the later part of the Judah fight ever again. It's a more extreme showing of anti-rhythm fighting that Floyd uses, more so than when he is fighting against Orthodox opponents, and you get a greater understanding of the design of his combination punching. His punches are not in prescribed combinations as most commentators think of offense, who herald the likes of SRL and Hearns etc as the best examples of the boxing 'boxer'.

Instead Floyd normally comes in with a single lead shot, pauses( during this pause he changes the position of his body for the next precision shot and uses one glove that rests on either side of the southpaws face for a split second while he shifts position. This is to blind them from the punch he is about to deliver, and he repeats this process two or three times in an exchange, depending on whether they retaliate or not). While there is no 'boxers' rhythm to this, it's still incredibly fluent, graceful to watch and involves very subtle slips and pivots to either side that even Hopkins (or dare I say Toney) never used.

It will be interesting to see how Floyd fights a southpaw that doesn't have any resemblance of a shell defense or low lead hand (Judah, Mitchell, Corley).

Ortiz Jab is rudimentary, single or double, he always commits to it coming forward and will get countered with every punch in the book. At least Judah was crafty to a degree and used a pawing or flick jab to set up his power shots that gave Floyd some trouble early on.

Cant wait.

I anticipate another Gatti annihilation, this time from a more deliberately flat footed Mayweather.
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Default Re: Mayweather vs Southpaws of the past?

Lol, imagine if floyd wore those pink gloves again vs pac wearing those yellow ones....haha
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I'm quite fond of this move against a southpaw:

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Lol, imagine if floyd wore those pink gloves again vs pac wearing those yellow ones....haha
that wood be grate
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