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View Poll Results: What's Floyd's best win so far?
Miguel Cotto 15 14.29%
Oscar De La Hoya 9 8.57%
Juan Manuel Marquez 4 3.81%
Diego Corrales 59 56.19%
Shane Mosley 1 0.95%
Ricky Hatton 7 6.67%
Zab Judah 2 1.90%
Genaro Hernandez 5 4.76%
Jose Luis Castillo 2 1.90%
Arturo Gatti 1 0.95%
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:17 PM   #46
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The Marquez schooling.
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:17 PM   #47
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Of couse he would be an underdog to ward. He would be an underdog to any SMW and above.

Hatton, while maybe not his most impressive was his biggest victory.
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:18 PM   #48
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But But Baldimor was the lineal champion, He was a bigger challenge than a Prime Margarito or Cotto at that time
Still a better fight than Diaz
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:23 PM   #49
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so how many atg are in boxing right now? How many would be favored or even a 50/50 fight with floyd?

i'm not saying he ducked anyone.

I'm just saying his resume is missing one.

bad timing really. He just missed out on the prime mosley and de lahoya because he was in the lower weights when they moved up.

Kosta fight could have maybe been one, but even he was coming to an end then.

Obviously Manny a couple of years ago but we don't need to go there.

And maybe Cotto in 2008. but not really cos cotto isnt an atg.

The barrera and Morales would have been great but unfortuntely the4y were always a couple of weight classes apart.
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:24 PM   #50
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But But Baldimor was the lineal champion, He was a bigger challenge than a Prime Margarito or Cotto at that time

Cotto was @ 140 when he fought Baldy, Margo is not only a bum but a ****ing cheating bum. people say he ducked Baldy when he fought Zab. Also, as you stated Baldy had a lot more to offer than Margo so why would he fight him instead?
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:26 PM   #51
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Obviously Manny a couple of years ago but we don't need to go there.

And maybe Cotto in 2008. but not really cos cotto isnt an atg.
Manny and Cotto would have been underdogs
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:51 PM   #52
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Manny and Cotto would have been underdogs

Still would be the best wins on his resume by some distance.
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:52 PM   #53
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Manny and Cotto would have been underdogs

the underdog thing is just a bonus/ nice to have on a resume but not essential.
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:56 PM   #54
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My favorite is Augustus Burton. Floyd had to dig deeper in that fight than he did in all the others. The boxrec crowd might bash him, but Augustus had decent skills and serious heart.

His greatest would be Castillo, who was well rounded, prime, and went on to a great career. Cotto and Corrales are right behind.

I can't believe people give Floyd credit for the JMM farce.
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:04 PM   #55
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The popular choice is Corrales, but Diego gets a tad overrated in my opinion. Dominant victory for Floyd, but Corrales isn't a HOF level fighter. All respect to Chico b/c he was one of my favorite fighters, but he's not HOF worthy (and neither is Castillo for that matter)...

For my money, considering the timing and circumstances of when they fought, Miguel Cotto is the best opponent Mayweather ever fought and beat in concise fashion. Unlike most of his wins, there was no grey area, spinning or hidden advantages for Floyd in that fight.

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Old 08-07-2012, 02:25 PM   #56
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IMO the Chico, gatti, and Marquez were all good fights where Floyd showcased his skill level and ability but I preferred the Judah fight.

IMO Judah was a more dangerous opponent than the above mentioned, just as fast if not faster, excellent offensive and defensive abilities, good power and a southpaw.

It was more a battle of wills until Judah's stamina came into question and I think that was a result of Floyd catching him with lead rights, and countering the shit out of him with check hooks.

The low blows and rabid punches are a testament to Floyd breaking him down and frustrating him

A very good and sometimes overlooked or underrated win
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:34 PM   #57
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The popular choice is Corrales, but Diego gets a tad overrated in my opinion. Dominant victory for Floyd, but Corrales isn't a HOF level fighter. All respect to Chico b/c he was one of my favorite fighters, but he's not HOF worthy (and neither is Castillo for that matter)...

For my money, considering the timing and circumstances of when they fought, Miguel Cotto is the best opponent Mayweather ever fought and beat in concise fashion. Unlike most of his wins, there was no grey area, spinning or hiden advantages for Floyd in that fight.
Mayweather fought Cotto like a man: at his natural weight, coming off a big win, and without any clear advantages. It was a legitimate fight.
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Mayweather fought Cotto like a man: at his natural weight, coming off a big win, and without any clear advantages. It was a legitimate fight.
Exactly.

When you look at other's on Floyd's list he had key advantages, drained them, bloated them, fought them off layoffs, etc. To date I think the Cotto win was his biggest and most impressive.

I feel Cotto is under appreciated by many boxing insiders and fans alike.
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:48 AM   #59
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But But Baldimor was the lineal champion, He was a bigger challenge than a Prime Margarito or Cotto at that time
You're my least favourite.
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:51 AM   #60
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Exactly.

When you look at other's on Floyd's list he had key advantages, drained them, bloated them, fought them off layoffs, etc. To date I think the Cotto win was his biggest and most impressive.

I feel Cotto is under appreciated by many boxing insiders and fans alike.
Floyd drained and bloated his opponents and had advantages what the **** COMPARED TO WHO?

Cotto - Floyd came up a weight class - disadvantage

Ortiz - No advantage, coming off biggest win ever (Floyd came off a layoff)

Mosely - No Advantage, coming off one of his biggest wins ever

JMM - Came up in weight - advantage (the only way the fight could happen) (Floyd came off a layoff), coming off one of his biggest 'wins'

Hatton - 140 king, no advantage

DLH - Floyd came up a weight class, disadvantage

Baldomir - No advantage

Judah - No advantage

Corrales - Undefeated, p4p fighter, number 1 at the weight

Castillo - Division above Floyd, champion

Do you want me to go on?

What the **** are you talking about?
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