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Floyd Mayweather vs Erislandy Lara who would win?

Discussion in 'General Boxing Forum' started by Dance84, Aug 12, 2018 at 9:42 PM.

Who would win

  1. Mayweather

  2. Lara

  3. Draw

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  1. Dance84

    Dance84 Active Member Full Member

    Oct 11, 2017
  2. Angler Andrew

    Angler Andrew Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jun 28, 2016
    Floyd probably but I’m not sure my mind can compute such a dismal stinkfest such as this.
    Floyd v Lara lol would be truly awful,in any case Floyd schooled Canelo who struggled to beat Lara no?
  3. mirkofilipovic

    mirkofilipovic ESB Superintendent MOD Full Member

    Jan 7, 2014
    They both cancel each other out

  4. GBoxingFeed

    GBoxingFeed Active Member Full Member

    Sep 24, 2013
    I was never a floyd “fan” per se - though I always respected his achievements and think he matched up well against most fighters historically (regardless of his own habit of waiting til he had a distinct advantage over people he would’ve beaten anyway...) but I always believed that Lara was THE toughest fight out there for him between 2012 to his retirement.

    He would’ve been fighting a slick southpaw, with decent power, and would’ve been giving up size and length - all the things that floyd tried to mitigate over the years rolled up into one package. The biggest issue that I can see is that Lara would not give a **** if the crowd were booing or if the fight was boring - he would’ve stuck to his plan and boxed his own game. Too many of floyds opponents got drawn out of their game plan to “make” the fight - as it was incumbent on them to seize their opportunity. Lara would not have done that.

    Floyd is the better fighter historically of course - but Lara was his toughest hypothetical stylistic match up in my opinion.

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