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Old 12-25-2008, 11:47 PM   #31
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Johnson was a pretty skilled southpaw. Although basic compared to someone who shared the same style in many aspects, Whitaker. I can mind watching Johnson outclass Billy Schwer a few years ago here in the UK. Schwer actually done reasonably well for 3 or 4 rounds, then began to evaporate under Johnson's jab and precision. He was thoroughly beaten.
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Old 12-25-2008, 11:51 PM   #32
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As if being basic compared to Whitaker is a inherently bad thing.
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Old 07-24-2012, 03:12 AM   #33
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The Mitchell win was an outstanding performance.
Indeed. Just watched it again recently. Mitchell was outspeeding him, but Stevie's chin stood the test and once his superior technique came into the equation it was game over for Sharmba.
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:56 AM   #34
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stevie would be threat to mayweather imo, he could use his size to the advantage and if he got mayweather on the ropes... as many advantages that mayweather has, i dont think the ability to counter stevie off the ropes without the aid of his great foot speed would be one of them.

stevie was so akward when i remember him, he would come out from below and plant his head right in front of the slit of a fighters peek a boo guard and just work right uppercuts and left crosses down the middle. then when you try and punch and spin away, he would slip that punch, counter and then put his face right between the slit of your gloves again and punching through the middle again.
finally a good description of style .
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:07 AM   #35
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Stevie is being overrated if anyone thinks he could have beaten Floyd. Or Shane for that matter. But for some reason, there's people who feel he could have beaten both.
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:23 AM   #36
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A prime Stevie Johnston would have been as good a challenge as anyone Floyd has fought in his career.

Who, at the stage he fought them, was better?
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:26 AM   #37
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Stevie is being overrated if anyone thinks he could have beaten Floyd. Or Shane for that matter. But for some reason, there's people who feel he could have beaten both.
For some reason people think Floyd is one the greatest fighters of all time. It's horrendous.
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:27 AM   #38
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Johnston was a fantastic fighter. His best win was against Manfredy which put him on the P4P list at #9

Shame Johnston turned down the Mosley unification bouts (twice) during the 90s. Would have loved to have seen those. Great little fighter though and seem to fall off after the Castillo fights.
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:28 AM   #39
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A prime Stevie Johnston would have been as good a challenge as anyone Floyd has fought in his career.

Who, at the stage he fought them, was better?
I would have picked Corrales to beat Johnston.

Stevie got hit too much on the inside to have beaten Chico.
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:29 AM   #40
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A prime Stevie Johnston would have been as good a challenge as anyone Floyd has fought in his career.

Who, at the stage he fought them, was better?
Well, Castillo.
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:32 AM   #41
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For some reason people think Floyd is one the greatest fighters of all time. It's horrendous.
Floyd has extreme haters on this forum, as well as extreme groupies.

His groupies think he's the GOAT, and his haters would say he isn't even top 50.

He's an all time great though, which Stevie Johnston quite honestly was far from being.

Wanna put into perspective? Stevie's crowning win, and best performance was Manfredy, whom he beat 8-4 or 9-3.

The same Manfredy whom Floyd had PREVIOUSLY destroyed in 2.

Stevie wasn't in Floyd's class. And to say that isn't being biased for Floyd, its simply stating the truth.
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:56 AM   #42
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He isn't top 50 and that's not because I'm a hater it's because everyone else is retarded.

Your 'putting things into perspective' is fair but means nothing about a bout between Floyd and Stevie mate
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:59 AM   #43
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Well, Castillo.
Stevie had less hassle with Castillo IMO. Apart from Mayweathers very modern performance in the rematch.
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:04 AM   #44
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Stevie had less hassle with Castillo IMO. Apart from Mayweathers very modern performance in the rematch.
Stevie had less hassle with Castillo in comparison to what? A fantasy bout with Floyd?

Agreed on that, jussaying, Sweet S was asking who was as good at the time May fought them? I have to go with Castillo based on his W and draw with Stevie and subsequent fights with Floyd.
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:23 AM   #45
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That's what I'm sayin': I don't think Castillo beat Johnston.
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