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Old 07-06-2007, 01:58 AM   #1
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Default Pound for Pound;Fasted Boxers OAT!?

Shane Mosley HAS to be up there,when he was at lightweight.
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Old 07-06-2007, 02:06 AM   #2
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Prime Meldrick Taylor
Hector Camacho at 130
Floyd Mayweather at 130
Shane at LW
Sugar Ray Leonard
Sugar Ray Robinson at 147
Terry Norris
Roy Jones Jr.
Joe Calzaghe
Muhammad Ali(young)
Mike Tyson(young)

There's a few.
Meldrick Taylor was lightning quick.....I think Mosley was faster at lightweight than Floyd was at 130.
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Old 07-06-2007, 02:13 AM   #3
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I don't know about that. Shane would size you up, wait to get in range, and EXPLODE on you, he was explosive as they came. If you got in his way when he threw you had a chance of getting hit and if you got hit you were going down. He was a BEAST at LW. However, Floyd was slicker and smoother with the same type of quickness. While Shane may have been more explosive, I think Floyd at 130 was overall quicker.

Faster than both though was a prime Macho Man. I think he was even faster than Taylor. Just as fast hands and better movement.
Yes,you're right - in terms of explosive speed/combination punching,I'm not sure if anyone comes close to Mosley....Floyd has all around speed. Swaying,ducking,shoulder-rolling,feints,reflexes,footwork,combinations.

Watching Mosley in his prime at lightweight was a sight to behold. Those combinations;the blinding speed was mesmorizing.
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Old 07-06-2007, 02:23 AM   #4
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Prime Meldrick Taylor
Hector Camacho at 130
Floyd Mayweather at 130
Shane at LW
Sugar Ray Leonard
Sugar Ray Robinson at 147
Terry Norris
Roy Jones Jr.
Joe Calzaghe
Muhammad Ali(young)
Mike Tyson(young)

There's a few. And I almost forgot, Pernell Whitaker at LW.
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Old 07-06-2007, 03:23 AM   #5
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Meldrick Taylor at 140
Hector Camacho at 130
Shane Mosley at 135
Sugar Ray Leonard at 147
Roy Jones, Jr. at 160/168

No footage of SRR at 147 keeps him out of the list, but I'm sure he was amazing
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Old 07-06-2007, 07:57 AM   #6
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No footage of SRR at 147 keeps him out of the list, but I'm sure he was amazing
I haven't seen it in many years, but SRR's final WW Title defense against Charley Fusari is on film.

P4P, Ali virtually gets a free pass on this one.
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Old 07-06-2007, 08:10 AM   #7
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You know, Taylor's a great choice and possibly right but i just didn't appreciate his speed at all. Machine gun repetition without any of the class and variation of SRL, Camacho, RJJ and co. Jones for example can snap out a punch or combo P4P just as fast as Taylor can yet leave his man prone where Taylor just didn't have that snap.
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Old 07-06-2007, 08:20 AM   #8
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Shane Mosley in my opinion was much quicker at 147lbs, especially against Rivera, De La Hoya, Diaz, and Taylor. Ive seen a few of his fights at 135lbs, and he's slower. Very noticeably slower as well.
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Shane Mosley in my opinion was much quicker at 147lbs, especially against Rivera, De La Hoya, Diaz, and Taylor. Ive seen a few of his fights at 135lbs, and he's slower. Very noticeably slower as well.
definately.i tought i was the only one thinking he was faster at 147.
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Old 07-06-2007, 08:30 AM   #10
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for some reason i would go for meldrick he threw 8 hit combo's easy like bread and buter not alot of power but ALOT of punches can go a long way.
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definately.i tought i was the only one thinking he was faster at 147.
Its a myth that he was quicker at lightweight. Because Mosley has been such a fast fighter throughout his career, combined with his most impressive dominance of any division being at lightweight, and it being the lightest weight he was champion, people get suckered in and fooled.

Watch Mosley's fight with Holiday, and you'll see exactly what I mean. For some reason he's nowhere near at his peak quickness in that fight. Which is rather strange as this was the night he won the IBF title, and probably made the weight easier than he ever done during his reign.

I'm not going on the Holiday fight alone, Ive watched his fights with Ceballos, Molina, Leija, Johnson, etc. He's quick, don't get me wrong, but just not as quick as his early welterweight days.
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Willie Pep anyone?

Benny Leonard
Jimmy Wilde
Zack Padilla
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Old 07-06-2007, 09:28 AM   #13
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What about that Olympian who fought Jim Watt for the Lightweight title, Howard Davis??????
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What about that Olympian who fought Jim Watt for the Lightweight title, Howard Davis??????
Personally i reckon he matched Taylor and Camacho at his best. He was recognised as the fastest in boxing for years. Camacho eased the title off him (supposed, and an aging Davis) then was supposedly surpassed by Taylor.
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Howard Davis Jr.
Bernard Taylor at 126
Greg Page
Michael Dokes
Mitch Green
Hector Camacho at 130
Floyd Mayweather at 130
Zab Judah at 140
Meldrick Taylor at 140
Ray Leonard at 147
Vinny Pazienza at 135.
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