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Old 05-25-2011, 08:47 PM   #1
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:50 PM   #2
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hmm difficult both are very very skilled, I think floyd has better athletic skills and hopkins has the bigger boxing brain, it remains to be seen though, we will see how floyd fights and wins fights he is a underdog in (if he takes those on) and has to win on ring iq alone, would be very interesting.
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:50 PM   #3
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Default Re: the most skilled fighter since Pernell Whitaker?

Where is the option for Jones Jr?

Out of the two you've given, Floyd Mayweather Jr has far more general skills than Bernard Hopkins. Hopkins has mastered his craft and is arguably better at dirty boxing than anyone previously, his philly shell has less cracks in it than Floyds which makes him a much better practitioner in those two things...

But, feetwork, combination punching, weave and bob, the ability to switch from philly to high shell, punching arsenal, the ability to loop hooks over the jab and pure counter punching precision, Floyd is so far up on Hopkins that it gives him the overall tick.
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:00 PM   #4
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Oscar.
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:05 PM   #5
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skills mayweather is the full package and has better skills then pernell
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:05 PM   #6
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Default Re: the most skilled fighter since Pernell Whitaker?

if your using the word "skilled" in a broad sense then you have to consider that jones' pure god given athletic skill is better than any other "skill" than anyone since has had especially when you combine it with his boxing skills.

jones dominated in his prime, floyd does hell even klit does. but jones was soooo dominant. its too bad that he's hung on for so long that its hard for some to realize or remember just how special the man was.
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(In his Prime, Had K.O. Power, Speed, Heart, Boxing skills & Chin complete package)
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:08 PM   #8
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Mayweather.

Hopkins is dirty too often.
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:08 PM   #9
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I say Hopkins as he is more limited physically than PBF. A lot of PBF skills depends on his great physical attributes (reaction and quick hands). Hopkins is neither that strong or fast but he is able to handle faster and stronger fighters.

But I do agree that PBF's execution level is superior.

At least that is my take on it.
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:10 PM   #10
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:11 PM   #11
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Complete fighter who could fight on even when athletic skill has declined.....FLOYD and B-hop take the cake.

Of the two....Floyd and thats probaly because he's just more athletic but his ring IQ is just as good as B-Hops. Floyd adjusts and takes away his opponents scheme or advantages quicker than anyone in the game right now. He's definitely one of the few who can win with whoever in his corner.
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:12 PM   #12
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In terms of pure skill... Mayweather... but Floyd is lacking in something that Hopkins has tons of... its called pride and balls.
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:27 PM   #13
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Easily Mayweather.

Hopkins uses things other than just skill to win fights.


Mayweather uses his skill exclusively.
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:31 PM   #14
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Mayweather, unless headbutting people is a skill.
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hmm difficult both are very very skilled, I think floyd has better athletic skills and hopkins has the bigger boxing brain, it remains to be seen though, we will see how floyd fights and wins fights he is a underdog in (if he takes those on) and has to win on ring iq alone, would be very interesting.
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