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Old 11-19-2011, 08:10 PM   #1
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Default Is It ABSURD to Put Floyd/pacquiao Into Fantasy Matches with Leonard/Hearns?

Leonard and Hearns began their careers as much larger men than Floyd/pacquiao.
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:13 PM   #2
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Default Re: Is It ABSURD to Put Floyd/pacquiao Into Fantasy Matches with Leonard/Hearns?

Absurd? No, not really.

They all fought/fight at Welterweight...
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:14 PM   #3
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No ofcourse not.

But its probably a fair assumption to say Leonard and Hearns would smash em'.
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:16 PM   #4
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No ofcourse not.

But its probably a fair assumption to say Leonard and Hearns would smash em'.
at what weight?
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:17 PM   #5
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at what weight?
Leonard and Hearns beat em at any weight where its possible to make the fights
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:18 PM   #6
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at what weight?
For starters, I don't see Hearns losing a 12rd fight at 147lbs to anyone but SRR.
And Leonard, I'd comfortably pick over both Floyd and Pacquiao, at 147lbs and up.
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:20 PM   #7
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Default Re: Is It ABSURD to Put Floyd/pacquiao Into Fantasy Matches with Leonard/Hearns?

It's not absurd; they all accomplished a lot at the weight. Just because the former would be heavily favored to lose against the latter doesn't mean the match-ups are wholly unfair.
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:21 PM   #8
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Default Re: Is It ABSURD to Put Floyd/pacquiao Into Fantasy Matches with Leonard/Hearns?

Floyd? No he had a chance against them though they would murder him overall in a series.

Pacquiao? He has no chance against Floyd so of course him being mentioned as an opponent for prime versions of SRL & Tommy is cruel and unusual punishment.
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:22 PM   #9
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Default Re: Is It ABSURD to Put Floyd/pacquiao Into Fantasy Matches with Leonard/Hearns?

Im usually against nostalgia sentiment but i see Hearns as probably the worst stylistic matchup for Floyd.
Floyd would probably not have a single advantage here.

Somebody that is just as fast, hits much harder, is as good of a boxer (even if its offense vs defense) with a 3 inch height and 6 inch reach advantage.
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:24 PM   #10
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Default Re: Is It ABSURD to Put Floyd/pacquiao Into Fantasy Matches with Leonard/Hearns?

I don't think either May or Pac would be fighting at 147 if they were fighting in SRL/Hearns times, Manny would be stuck at 135, and Floyd at 140. But in fantasy match no, they are both welters, so not absurd at all.
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:41 PM   #11
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Absurd? No. Its done all the time. And not just with Pac & Floyd.
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:43 PM   #12
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Default Re: Is It ABSURD to Put Floyd/pacquiao Into Fantasy Matches with Leonard/Hearns?

Absurd, no. Not necessarily the fairest matchup.

Matching up Tommy Hearns with Michael Spinks & Bob Foster at 175 aren't the fairest matchups either.
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:47 PM   #13
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Its highly ABSURD !!!
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:55 PM   #14
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Default Re: Is It ABSURD to Put Floyd/pacquiao Into Fantasy Matches with Leonard/Hearns?

Yes. I dont consider them any better than the previous generation of WWs with Oscar, Forrest, Mosley, Tito, or Quartey. Both only became big names thru a past his prime Oscar. They still great fighters, but even Oscar who was considered for a time facing made to order fighters faced more quantity of great fighters than those two put together. Its laughable pactards claiming Pacman would beat Duran when he cant beat Marquez. And then Leonard, Hagler, and Hearns? Are you ****ing kidding? Those guys werereal men and real champs not these making excuse after excuse. I still have hope for them only reason I still watch them.
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:58 PM   #15
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For starters, I don't see Hearns losing a 12rd fight at 147lbs to anyone but SRR.
And Leonard, I'd comfortably pick over both Floyd and Pacquiao, at 147lbs and up.
ok so you would pick them but Floyd winning is not out of the realm of possibility right? That being said they are much bigger guys. Floyd could and should be fighting at 140 right now. Thats the whole problem with judging Floyd and Manny vs hearns and Leonard its not the weight classes they should be even fighting at
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