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View Poll Results: Most skilled?
Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker 73 72.28%
Floyd "Money" Mayweather 28 27.72%
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:29 PM   #1
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:30 PM   #2
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Public Poll with No Expiration date, please.
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:32 PM   #3
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Pea, no real argument for Mayweather here imo.
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Also there's been a lot more Whitaker - Mayweather threads recently, why?
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I fee Pea was by far the better ring general and had a more fluid offense. They are certainly close in skill level but I feel Whitaker had more tools at his disposal.
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Ay, leftleftright explain your pick bitch.
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Floyd with the more sound guard and has better balance. A better straight/cross too, but that's all I'd give him.

Whitaker as the better general, better jabber, better off the backfoot, better head & upperbody movement, better on the inside, probably better punch placement (mostly to the body - he was superb at that), and better with feints (particularly at not falling for them). I'd also give him the edge as a combination puncher and would say that he was clearly just flat out better at integrating his offense with his defense.

So yeah, Pea.
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Bit like picking a favourite son for me.
You want it to be your younger son but you know the oldest is academically superb,if a bit less fun.
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Sweet Pea.
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Floyd definitely knows how to win and is a better fighter than Whitaker. Whitaker has a better resume though.

Whitaker with better pure skills. Floyd better balance/right hand/IQ/Adaptability. Whitaker better jab/left cross/left hand/Fighting on the back foot
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edge to Pernell. . .
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Floyd with the more sound guard and has better balance. A better straight/cross too, but that's all I'd give him.

Whitaker as the better general, better jabber, better off the backfoot, better head & upperbody movement, better on the inside, probably better punch placement (mostly to the body - he was superb at that), and better with feints (particularly at not falling for them). I'd also give him the edge as a combination puncher and would say that he was clearly just flat out better at integrating his offense with his defense.

So yeah, Pea.
Not falling for feints is the trademark of a great fighter. Both Whitaker and Chavez both amaze most not when they move in reaction to a punch, but when they stand perfectly still as one falls just short of hitting their mark. It's especially impressive on the inside, their peripheral vision must have been something else.
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Not falling for feints is the trademark of a great fighter. Both Whitaker and Chavez both amaze most not when they move in reaction to a punch, but when they stand perfectly still as one falls just short of hitting their mark. It's especially impressive on the inside, their peripheral vision must have been something else.
Definitely. At times, it even seems a bit spooky to me.

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