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View Poll Results: More Skilled
Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr. 107 50.95%
Roberto "Manos De Piedra" Duran 103 49.05%
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:06 AM   #271
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Whoever is more skilled is debatable, Floyd certainly is defensively, but Duran is a better fighter. He's proven that, and that's all that really matters.
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:08 AM   #272
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Why does one have to choose? Both are two of the most skilled ever. Leave it at that.
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:16 AM   #273
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Are KO's a factor ? I mean you have to be pretty good to be referred to as hands of stone and deliver on that name .
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:34 AM   #274
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LMAO @ all these teeny boopers voting for Floyd!
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:53 AM   #275
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P4P - Duran, clearly, but that's not what this asks

More skilled? - Mayweather
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:57 AM   #276
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More skilled? - Duran
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:10 AM   #277
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Mayweather is more talented, a better technician, more athletic.

Mayweather is a pure boxer, as pure as they come.

Duran was an aggressive offensive monster with decent boxing skills.

I don;t know who would win in a dream match up, but I do know may has more skill
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:59 AM   #278
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Haha, respect...

Nice avatar. Were you amongst those that ate nonstop shit and were insulted heavily from a few posters who eased way up on their post totals and never revisited their threads since the fight? Cause that was my experience when I expressed myself to apparently either the Hopkins fan or Dawson hate club.
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:43 AM   #279
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He accomplished a considerable amount more with less physical advantages, and competed evenly with fighters greater than Floyd has ever beaten while past his prime and facing size discrepancies Floyd will never face. How? Craft. Skill. There is a difference between looking good stylistically, and demonstrating quality skill. Floyd is very skilled, but Duran has demonstrated more.
Nail on the head.
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:52 AM   #280
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Accuracy - Mayweather

Mayweather has such a low output that he has no choice but to be nearly perfect with every punch he throws. Mayweather by compubox statistics is more accurate then Roy Jones Jr and Pernell Whitaker, 2 fighters who were far more talented then Duran.

Timing - This kind of connects with the accuracy argument. Mayweather's ability to land the pull counter, check hook and leaping left hook is amazing. You rarely see Mayweather off balance or out of position throwing his punches. Everything lands as it was meant to land.

Range fighting Mayweather - Never seen Duran fight the majority of a fight off the back foot. Mayweather beat Castillo, Hatton and Corrales going backwards for the majority of the fight.


Duran was past prime in all his big losses. Didnt train well, wasnt focused, ect ect.
Mayweathers accuracy dropped considerably against cotto.Imagine against duran......
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:54 AM   #281
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It depends what you're looking for.C.Ronaldo has immense skills but he'll never be better than Maradona,despite having more "skill".
If you are a true boxing fan looking for the best use of boxing intelligence and tools to get the job done,Duran can stand alongside anyone and above most.Add to that the element of fear he brought to the lightweight division then although I have said before that I think Floyd has a style to give Cholo a tough fight,primetime Duran would always be the bookies favourite if they were matched up.
What would you rather be? Bookies don't make favourites based on "most skills"
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:57 AM   #282
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Mayweather is more talented, a better technician, more athletic.

Mayweather is a pure boxer, as pure as they come.

Duran was an aggressive offensive monster with decent boxing skills.

I dont know who would win in a dream match up, but I do know may has more skill
Weve never seen em aginst an srl, hearns, hagler hell we havent even seen em against pacquaio.
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:03 AM   #283
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It depends what you're looking for.C.Ronaldo has immense skills but he'll never be better than Maradona,despite having more "skill".
If you are a true boxing fan looking for the best use of boxing intelligence and tools to get the job done,Duran can stand alongside anyone and above most.Add to that the element of fear he brought to the lightweight division then although I have said before that I think Floyd has a style to give Cholo a tough fight,primetime Duran would always be the bookies favourite if they were matched up.
What would you rather be? Bookies don't make favourites based on "most skills"
The quality of opponents back then was much better than todays. Would floyd be undefeated if he fought durans resume?I know duran would be 44-0(pac included)if he went through floyds resume.
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:06 AM   #284
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This again ?

Duran is more skilled overall, is the greater fighter career wise & would put an ass whippin on floyd prime v prime.

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Old 09-05-2012, 06:23 AM   #285
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Default Re: Floyd or Duran - Most skilled?

Floyd isn't even the most skilled of the last 15 years. One example is James Toney had more skill than Floyd. Floyd has the work ethic though. An Duran had even more to his game than James Toney. Duran had a great Defense and great offense. This is my opinion though
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This again ?

Duran is more skilled overall, is the greater fighter career wise & would put an ass whippin on floyd prime v prime.

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