Floyd Mayweather Jr Wilfred Benitez

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Floyd Mayweather Jr Wilfred Benitez

  1. Mayweather By PTS

    23.8%
  2. Mayweather By KO/TKO

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  3. Draw

    4.8%
  4. Benitez By PTS

    61.9%
  5. Benitez By KO/TKO

    9.5%
  1. Loudon

    Loudon Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    You’re doing it again.

    It’s not that they don’t count, but how relevant are they, when you’re looking at how they’d have matched up stylistically, in a prime for prime fight.

    Are we honestly going to say that Floyd would have had an easy win, as he was undefeated, whereas Benitez had 7/8 losses in his career?

    Hearns lost 5 times in his career. It doesn’t mean that Floyd would have beaten him.
     
  2. Balder

    Balder Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Benitez clean UD. All weights.
     
  3. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    Floyd was better than Benitez at the same things. The end. No professor ass analysis needed to twist things in favor of the more popular fighter on this message board.
     
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  4. Loudon

    Loudon Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Right.

    The end?

    Brilliant.

    So everyone here who’s picked Benitez is biased?

    Why do you even bother?
     
  5. ChrisJS

    ChrisJS Well-Known Member Full Member

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    You’re not exactly objective when it comes to Mayweather though are you?
     
  6. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

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    Yawn burger with a side of snore fries at every weight lol
    :eatingburger
     
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  7. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    From 140 to 154, Mayweather is about 7-0 or 8-0 against fighters who are or will end up in the hof.

    Benitez beat three of them and lost to two. Forgive those loses, and he still fought Weston to a draw, struggled with Bruce Curry, and caught a beatdown against Hamsho.
     
  8. PhillyPhan69

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    Floyd at any weight
     
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  9. Loudon

    Loudon Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    You’re such a poor poster in these types of threads.

    You really let yourself down.

    Not once have you offered a breakdown of how they’d have matched up stylistically.

    All you do is ignorantly compare the statistics.

    It’s as dumb and as ignorant as someone claiming that Floyd would easily have beaten Hearns, on the grounds that Floyd was levels above Barkley who beat him.

    It would be like looking at Michael Nunn’s loss to Steve Little, and then claiming a victory for any guy who you thought was a better fighter than Little.

    It doesn’t matter how many HOF guys Floyd fought and beat.

    How is that relevant here?

    How was beating up a 36 year old LW in Marquez, struggling for 9 rounds with Oscar and beating a faded and injured Manny whilst on PEDS, relevant in a H2H fight against a prime version of Benitez?

    Yes, Benitez lost to 2 of the ATG’s who he fought in Leonard and Hearns.

    And?

    Who did Floyd ever fight in his entire career who were their equal?

    He never fought anybody as good as the versions of Leonard and Hearns who Benitez fought.

    Yes, Benitez didn’t have great longevity. His private life affected his performances in the ring. Yes, Hamsho beat him. But that was a step too far at MW, against a rugged, aggressive guy who fought absolutely nothing like how Floyd did.

    If you go and watch Benitez against Leonard, Duran and Hearns, you’ll realise that even though he lost 2 of those 3 fights, that he’d have been a very tough stylistic match up for Floyd. He had great boxing skills. And Floyd was a safety first fighter with hand issues for the majority of his fights at WW and JMW. The fight would have been a very technical chess match.

    Stop being ignorant.
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2021 at 12:49 PM
  10. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    TLDR
     
  11. Loudon

    Loudon Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    You read it.

    You just can’t refute any of it.
     
  12. NoNeck

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    Crib notes please.
     
  13. Boxing GOAT

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    Benitez was a superior counter puncher. Would have also had the reach advantage and he knew how to use it well. I would go with Benitez by UD in a fight that probably puts the audience to sleep.
     
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  14. Saad54

    Saad54 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    At 140 close decision either way
    At 147 Benitez clear UD
    At 154 Benitez one sided decision