Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Thomas Hearns

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Rumsfeld, Jan 25, 2022.

  1. Rumsfeld

    Rumsfeld Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 19, 2004
    For better or worse, my 2 cents.

  2. Rakesh

    Rakesh Active Member Full Member

    Jul 6, 2021
    As you said, Hearns is the worst h2h matchup for Floyd of all time.

    Snappy power jab, versatile, WAY bigger.

    Everything just falls into Hearns favor.
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  3. Barrf

    Barrf Well-Known Member Full Member

    Sep 19, 2021
    Am I wrong to think that Hearns came in weight drained even with same day weigh in, and just happened to be someone able to perform while dehydrated? I wonder what effect 24 hours of rehydration would have on him.
  4. Flash24

    Flash24 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 22, 2015
    Hearns by destructive ko with in 8rds.
    Thiers nothing Mayweather Jr. can
    do to offset Hearns physical advantages.
    Hearns is just as fast, if not faster,
    as skilled, would have a very substantial
    height and reach advantage.
    And power at welter Mayweather isn't
    on Hearns planet.
    Mayweather Jr would fight defensively
    for as long as the fight last. Wouldn't
    win any rounds because of Hearns jab
    and threat of the right hand.
    Sooner than later Hearns finds the
    range drops that right hand and the
    fight would be over.
  5. 6.5winmag

    6.5winmag Member Full Member

    May 1, 2020
    hearns by KO
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  6. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    Hearns stoppage
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  7. Mark Dunham

    Mark Dunham Well-Known Member Full Member

    Mar 19, 2021
    even at 147, Tommy wins another big matchup. His arms are too long and he's got the height. Dont see Floyd bringing enough heat
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  8. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 25, 2014
    In my mind I always pictured Hearns stopping Mayweather. Hearns was too busy. Hearns was too strong. Hearns had the height and reach. Playing defense wasn't the way to beat Hearns ... in any division.

    But you made some good points about Floyd lasting the distance. So maybe he does.

    However, IMO, Hearns wins this fight 10 times out of 10.

    I see no avenue for Floyd Mayweather to win at 147 or 154.
  9. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Oct 4, 2016
    I don't think Floyd is on the same level as Hearns, Leonard or Duran at 147 pounds. As Rummy stated Mayweather hasn't got enough pop to bother those guys. A better matchup for Floyd would be against Donald Curry or Felix Trinidad level guys. One other note: watching Floyd's highlights against Canelo I'd forgotten how drained and weak Canelo looked against Floyd.
  10. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

    Mar 19, 2012
    Hearns by decision with his jab controlling the distance. Floyd would have to gamble to win this. He wasn't a finisher at 147. He had the finishing instincts of a sedated Golden Retriever.
    Tommy might not stop because Mayweather was a great defensive fighter. Benitez managed to go the route albeit being dominated.
    Hearns W12 or 15.
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  11. HolDat

    HolDat Well-Known Member Full Member

    Sep 25, 2020
    I won't give an obvious prediction. Floyd wouldn't fight the Hit Man Slender Man :D
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  12. surfinghb

    surfinghb Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Aug 26, 2017
    Biggest mismatch stylistically in the history of the sport
    Many trying to keep the sport that has fallen of a cliff over the years alive by making Mayweather into a fighter he was not
    whats next Mayweather vs Bob Foster?? or Connor McGregor vs Hearns ??? or Jake Paul vs Mayweather 2 ??
    Jimmy Wilde KO 1 Floyd
  13. DJN16

    DJN16 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 15, 2013
    Yeah Hearns is all wrong for Mayweather. Floyd has a much better chance against Leonard and Duran than The Hitman.
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  14. Tomatron

    Tomatron Member Full Member

    Jul 26, 2021
    Definitely couldn’t have been a bad thing, I know Hearns was slender but at 6 foot 1, it couldn’t have been easy to make weight, dehydrate and the rehydrate in one day. Surely there just have been a minimum of 5-10 per cent improvement with an extra day to recover.

    On the topic, Hearns would have caused all sorts of problems for Mayweather, just my opinion I don’t think Floyd fought anyone as good as Tommy, I think Tommy mixed it with better than Floyd. Stylistically Tommy is a hard match up for most top fighter 147-160, he’s pretty underrated from non hardcore boxing fans. Floyd wouldn’t have fought Tommy in his prime though.
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  15. Kell Macabe

    Kell Macabe I don’t know s*** about boxing Full Member

    Nov 20, 2021
    Hearns could either outbox or punch Floyd
    either wide UD or Late stoppage.