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View Poll Results: Mayweather, Jr v Whitaker @135
Whitaker KO 1 2.08%
Whitaker Dec 32 66.67%
Mayweather, Jr. KO 2 4.17%
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:01 PM   #1
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Default Floyd Mayweather, Jr v Pernell Whitaker

@135.

Home page article asks if Mayweather is a once in a lifetime fighter. I'm not sure he beats Sweat Pea (or Pee Wee if you're Ferdie Pacheco). Anyways, who do you pick in this one?
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:18 PM   #2
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i like pee wee in this one by decision.
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:24 PM   #3
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Whitaker wins a decision.
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:34 PM   #4
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Whitaker wins because he was better.
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So far, we all agree.

So how in the **** is Money a once in a lifetime fighter?
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:48 PM   #6
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Whitaker would be the busier fighter and was much better with his inside game....

Also, actually Whitaker had more tools to outbox Floyd IMO, for example a better jab by far ! So, basically Whitaker could do everything better !
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:15 PM   #7
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I too would pick Whitaker by decision.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:43 PM   #8
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Whitaker batters and stops an exhausted Floyd in 10 rounds
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:46 PM   #9
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Whitaker would use one of his greatest assets, his fleet-footed angles, against Floyd's relative lack of mobility & ability to punch on the move without setting himself.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:58 PM   #10
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I would take Sweet Pea, but not with any major confidence. I think he had a slightly better overall blend of offense and defense than PBF.

Not sure if he is a once in a lifetime fighter, but he has a case for being the best since Pea.
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:08 PM   #11
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So far, we all agree.

So how in the **** is Money a once in a lifetime fighter?
Perhaps it was taking into account popularity/drawing power as well. When was the last time someone with a similar style and somewhat similar talent level was capable of generating the kind of attention and pay he is? Whether it's good or bad press, he's had a major role in making boxing 'big' again.

Then there's the way his career has played out. A bit staged and not a ton of risks taken, but how many guys have there been that picked up titles across 5 divisions over a span of 16 years and never once suffered defeat?

He sure as hell isn't a once in a lifetime kind of talent (he's special, alright, just not that special), so it almost has to be something like that.
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Perhaps it was taking into account popularity/drawing power as well. When was the last time someone with a similar style and somewhat similar talent level was capable of generating the kind of attention and pay he is? Whether it's good or bad press, he's had a major role in making boxing 'big' again.

Then there's the way his career has played out. A bit staged and not a ton of risks taken, but how many guys have there been that picked up titles across 5 divisions over a span of 16 years and never once suffered defeat?

He sure as hell isn't a once in a lifetime kind of talent (he's special, alright, just not that special), so it almost has to be something like that.
Mayweather could never ever have got away with this in the 80's when you only had 2 governing bodies. As you say he's picked up 5 TITLE's which in we all know in truth ai'nt that major acomplishment what with the plethora of belts about & not undisputed championships.

In this HBO $$$ age Floyds done a greatjob in navigating his way deep into the HBO $$$ trough by succesfully avoiding the real legacy fights so that he could get his shot at the golden $$ egg laying mothergoose in DLH & that was always his & everyone else's target & once there he intends to stay there with HBO's blessing & the 1st sign of danger he'd just retire & wait till the danger had passed.

Like you i think he's a very good boxer but i can't give him the status of being great or legend material because his resume is sparse to say the least & he can't have it both ways, money & legacy earned, but as floyd always said, legacy don't pay the bills, he's been a major disappointment for me considering that he maybe could have been up there with the ATG's if he'd taken on the challenges & cleaned out divisions but i think those days will never return now we have HBO ruling the boxing world & feeding the great unwashed this diet of 24/7 gash, bread & circuses for the masses & very little to do with the purist angle of what a real championship is about.

Pacquiao is of the old school mould who went after the accepted rulers of the divisions or near top of.
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Default Re: Floyd Mayweather, Jr v Pernell Whitaker

In terms of boxing ability/skills/talent Whitker > Mayweather but it's not Whitaker >>>>>>> Mayweather. It's also interms of Ring smats/Boxing IQ
Mayweather > Whitaker but not Mayweather >>>>>>> Whitaker
When it comes down to it there about even. Mayweather is bigger. I think that will make the deciding difrance in this match up.
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:59 AM   #14
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Mayweather is so overrated it hurts.
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:10 AM   #15
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Ask the same question 15 years from now (or when did Whitaker have last meaningful fight) and the results will be different.
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