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View Poll Results: better opponent for Floyd Mayweather
Oscar de La Hoya 25 39.68%
Antonio Margarito 13 20.63%
Miguel Cotto 25 39.68%
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Old 10-15-2011, 05:00 PM   #31
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Dela Hoya for the money and name and no one is blaming Floyd here...Floyd made a good choice here. But the best exciting fight to boost Floyd legacy would have been Cotto. Cotto was red hot and undefeated so as Mayweather and they were on a collision course. There's no reason Mayweather should have ducked a Cotto or Margarito fight after the Hoya fight. The only reason why these fights didn't happen is because Floyd wanted none of them. His interview comments say it all.
So Floyd was afraid of 5'6 Cotto at 147lbs, but not 5'11 Oscar de La hoya at 154lbs?


Interesting.
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Old 10-15-2011, 05:01 PM   #32
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Not unless you been playing fight night...Cotto was gunning for the DLH fight as well and DLH wanted nothing to do with margarito. Yes Oscar was comming off a Mayorga KO (who had already been KOed by Trinidad) He also looked worst than mediocre against steve forbes,and NO Cotto did not struggle against Mayorga. Oscar was the best financial decision...Cotto and Margarito were Legacy material then.
Oscar does more to his legacy than Cotto and Margo easily. We don't even know if Cotto will make the HOF. I know damn well Margo won't

Then that was Floyd's 5th weight class and he gave Oscar every pre fight advantage and came in at 150 for a 154 weigh in with no catchweight.

Cotto and Margo were not better than Oscar back then. Cotto is just a watered down version of Oscar anyways. Everything he does good, Oscar does better.

If Floyd fought and beat Margarito back then, nobody would give a shit about him and would just say Floyd cherry picked the slow, no defence having and unskilled Margarito

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Dela Hoya for the money and name and no one is blaming Floyd here...Floyd made a good choice here. But the best exciting fight to boost Floyd legacy would have been Cotto. Cotto was red hot and undefeated so as Mayweather and they were on a collision course. There's no reason Mayweather should have ducked a Cotto or Margarito fight after the Hoya fight. The only reason why these fights didn't happen is because Floyd wanted none of them. His interview comments say it all.
how about the fact that Margarito had just lost
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Old 10-15-2011, 05:04 PM   #33
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Extra notes you must've forgot.

Oscar hadn't fought in a year (Mayorga) when he fought Floyd.
Oscar hadn't fought anyone relevant since Hopkins 3 YEARS PRIOR
Oscar Hadn't won against a credible top P4P opponent since Vargas 5 YEARS PRIOR.
Cotto beat Mosley just as good as DLH did.
please stop

Oscar beat a much closer to his prime Mosley. Let's not even bring that up.
Oscar was coming off a shorter break and younger than current Floyd was against Ortiz
Shit Cotto and Margarito at the time had never even fought a top p4p fighter
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Old 10-15-2011, 05:05 PM   #34
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Cotto lost 3-4 rounds against Mayorga and only stopped him in the 12th mostly because an injury.

Cotto was on a leash the whole fight because of steward, he only wanted him boxing off the jab. Cotto is way smaller than Mayorga, this was also a "tune-up".

Oscar blew Mayorga out in 6 rounds winning every round handidly.

Mayorga took a beating against tito before this and was clearly only there to collect a pay-day.



Margarito adds more to your legacy coming off a loss to Paul williams then ATG oscar de la hoya?

Which adds to DLH being the best financial decision but Miguel was still undefeated at that point.

It doesnt matter at this point anyway, he went on "vacation" so you will never know if he could have beaten the best versions of these guys. Boxing has proven time and time again that you cant base a victory off of another fighters previous losses.
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How do you lose to Daniel Santos, Paul Williams, barely scrap by an injured Clottey, and still be considered an elite fighter?
Because when you fight tough guys, sometimes it's not your night and you take an L. Everyone understands that. Except Floyd and the Floydettes.

NOBODY'S going to be talking about Floyd's 0 when he's finally done, if he still has it. NOBODY. They're going to be talking about what he maybe COULD have done if he had stepped up to the plate.
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please stop

Oscar beat a much closer to his prime Mosley. Let's not even bring that up.
Oscar was coming off a shorter break and younger than current Floyd was against Ortiz
Shit Cotto and Margarito at the time had never even fought a top p4p fighter

Who did Floyd beat that was P4P...Shit if Cotto had floyd's resume he would still be undefeated.
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Old 10-15-2011, 05:16 PM   #37
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Because when you fight tough guys, sometimes it's not your night and you take an L. Everyone understands that. Except Floyd and the Floydettes.

NOBODY'S going to be talking about Floyd's 0 when he's finally done, if he still has it. NOBODY. They're going to be talking about what he maybe COULD have done if he had stepped up to the plate.
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Because when you fight tough guys, sometimes it's not your night and you take an L. Everyone understands that. Except Floyd and the Floydettes.

NOBODY'S going to be talking about Floyd's 0 when he's finally done, if he still has it. NOBODY. They're going to be talking about what he maybe COULD have done if he had stepped up to the plate.
So if Floyd doesnt fight them they are tough. If he does they are soft? Regardless of resume?
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Old 10-15-2011, 05:25 PM   #39
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NOBODY'S going to be talking about Floyd's 0 when he's finally done, if he still has it. NOBODY. They're going to be talking about what he maybe COULD have done if he had stepped up to the plate.
So was Margarito a tougher fight then Mosley even though Mosley destroyed him?
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So was Margarito a tougher fight then Mosley even though Mosley destroyed him?
This was before the Mosely fight, and why are you pretending that the whole handwrap issue didn't happen, as if that didn't affect what happened that night?
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Old 10-15-2011, 05:35 PM   #41
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Who did Floyd beat that was P4P...Shit if Cotto had floyd's resume he would still be undefeated.
Cotto wouldnt beat past prime Oscar at 154 pounds. If Cotto struggle with freaking over the hill Mayorga then no way Cotto beats past prime Oscar.
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This was before the Mosely fight, and why are you pretending that the whole handwrap issue didn't happen, as if that didn't affect what happened that night?
So a come forward take alot of punches fighter was thrown off his game to come forward take alot of punches?


So hows it feel to be so biased against one guy?
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Because when you fight tough guys, sometimes it's not your night and you take an L. Everyone understands that. Except Floyd and the Floydettes.

NOBODY'S going to be talking about Floyd's 0 when he's finally done, if he still has it. NOBODY. They're going to be talking about what he maybe COULD have done if he had stepped up to the plate.
Dos Santos?
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Dos Santos?
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Who did Floyd beat that was P4P...Shit if Cotto had floyd's resume he would still be undefeated.
Corrales was rated higher p4p than Floyd was and was in the top 5.
Zab was around 9 and 10 when Floyd SIGNED to fight him, but he lost to Baldomir and lost his ranking.
Castillo was ranked.
Manfredy was close to the top 10
Idk what Genaro was ranked, but it was good enough for Floyd to win the lineal title
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