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Old 12-04-2007, 12:45 PM   #1
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Default Is Mayweather past his prime?

I think that if Floyd loses, people will look in hindsight and say that his prime was when he was fighting at 130 to 140.

If he wins of course noone will say anything about that
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Old 12-04-2007, 12:46 PM   #2
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I would just give credit to Hatton, end of story.
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Old 12-04-2007, 12:46 PM   #3
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At 147, he is not at his best. That is 130-140 max.

Plus, you have to add his hand problems, injuries, etc.
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Old 12-04-2007, 12:48 PM   #4
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This is not a smart post. I saw moves against Baldomir that proved to me that he is in his prime right now and getting better. And he had hand problems a long time ago, as of late his hands have been holding up well.
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Old 12-04-2007, 12:52 PM   #5
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At 147, he is not at his best. That is 130-140 max.

Plus, you have to add his hand problems, injuries, etc.
PBF choose to move up in weight category (bigger $$$) and found ways to win -vs- bigger and stronger opponents. He also choose to fight despite of hand injuries.

I give him all the credit he deserves but I wouldn't accept excuses. He's 30, boxing hasn't really taken a toll on him thanks to his defensive skills.

If Hatton beats him (which I seriously doubt), I would give Hatton credit and look for no excuse.

Both fighters are in their prime.
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Old 12-04-2007, 12:55 PM   #6
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PBF choose to move up in weight category (bigger $$$) and found ways to win -vs- bigger and stronger opponents. He also choose to fight despite of hand injuries.
Well, Evander Holyfield is washed up and has brain damage and choose to fight.

I'd say Mayweather is still in his prime, yes, but he is not in his absolute peak.
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Old 12-04-2007, 12:57 PM   #7
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Default Re: Is Mayweather past his prime?

For the record i will give a ton of credit to Hatton if he beats PBF. I'm just saying what i think others will say. I'm also saying that to a certain extent they could make a solid point.
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Old 12-04-2007, 01:13 PM   #8
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Well, Evander Holyfield is washed up and has brain damage and choose to fight.

I'd say Mayweather is still in his prime, yes, but he is not in his absolute peak.
And just about everyone thinks, me included, that Holyfield's delusional.

When a fighter reaches his peak is difficult to assess.

At 130 lbs, Mayweather was simply too strong. At 135 lbs, he was dominant and only Castillo managed to instill doubt. At 140 lbs, he won his 3 fights decisively though he remains somewhat unproven.

His recent wins at 147 and 154 lbs were somewhat lusterless but does that mean he's no longer capable of reaching peak performance?

Only way to know would be to assess how Mayweather would do against the current top 130 and 135 lbs fighters and compare the said fighters to those Mayweather fought while himself a 130/135 pounder.

I think Mayweather's as good as ever except he's been fighting bigger and stronger boxers lately.
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Old 12-04-2007, 01:16 PM   #9
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I dont think he is passed his prime. I think he is in his prime. If Hatton wins I will give him his repect on the W.
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Old 12-04-2007, 01:19 PM   #10
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No. If Hatton wins, big big IF, then he deserves full credit, unless he has many blatant low blows, head butts all night long, and Cortez lets him get away with it. If Hatton fights the way he has been with his mauling tactics, and he wins a real decision, then it's no excuses legit.
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Old 12-04-2007, 01:22 PM   #11
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Regardless of whether or not PBF is in his prime, 147 is surely not his prime weight. That said, Hatton is not a natural 147lb fighter either....so it has no bearing here.
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Old 12-04-2007, 01:25 PM   #12
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Slightly, but not by much. Thats why I have him beating Hatton 8-4 rather than shutout.
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Old 12-04-2007, 01:26 PM   #13
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Regardless, he's considered the best fighter in the sport right now. So, looking back, that's one thing that people can't dispute.
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Old 12-04-2007, 01:32 PM   #14
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Are you serious?!!! Floyd is in his prime!!! And with his style of fighting he's been looking like hes been in his prime since he won his first belt. Maybe 1 more fight against Miguel Cotto and then call it a career!!! There will be nothing more left to prove and no one left to beat!!!!!
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Old 12-04-2007, 02:16 PM   #15
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Maybe 1 more fight against Miguel Cotto and then call it a career!!! There will be nothing more left to prove and no one left to beat!!!!!

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