Floyd Mayweather Vs Sugar Ray Leonard who wins prime for prime

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  1. Austinboxing

    Austinboxing New Member Full Member

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    Who would win between Floyd mayweather Jr and Sugar Ray Leonard if they were both in there prime?
     
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  2. META5

    META5 Active Member Full Member

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    Leonard TKO 15 at 147 lbs.

    Prime Vs prime is arguably a 130 or 140 lbs Floyd Vs a natural 147 lbs Ray that's beaten Benitez and Hearns - not really a fair fight.
     
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  3. Showstopper97

    Showstopper97 The Icon Full Member

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    Leonard wins comfortably via UD or late TKO stoppage. Leonard is one of the worst styles that Floyd could be matched up against (my other ones are Robinson, Hearns & Norris). Leonard is too big, strong, fast & skilled for Mayweather at 147. The fight would resemble when Leonard fought Mayweathers daddy - Floyd Sr, & also Benitez (BTW - Floyd was not in his prime at 147 - he peaked at 140, but was still very good at 147).
     
  4. scandcb

    scandcb Active Member Full Member

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    Leonard beats Mayweather up and wins on points.
     
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  5. Austinboxing

    Austinboxing New Member Full Member

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    I can see where your coming from Floyd’s prime is debatable I’d say since a lot of his best wins were later on in his career. (His wins against Canelo and Pacquiao for instance) but I do agree that Leonard’s size and speed would trouble Mayweather.
     
  6. surfinghb

    surfinghb Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Floyd demands a CW of 140. Mike says hey vegas boy , we're vegas boys too... no chance .... So Floyd doesn't take the fight
     
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  7. Indefatigable

    Indefatigable Active Member banned Full Member

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    Straight up 15 rd fight normal rules, Leonard wins so easily people would be shocked . TKO or KO inside of 10. Leonards is way above Floyd in every category. Just the TRUTH folks.
     
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  8. George Crowcroft

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    Leonard stops him a less competitive fight than he did vs Benitez.
     
  9. META5

    META5 Active Member Full Member

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    Do you think Floyd's ability to make between round adjustments and slow down the pace of a fight is negated by Ray's size, power and handspeed?
     
  10. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

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    Leonard beats him from pillar to post befor cracking that glass jaw for a KO
     
  11. THE BLADE 2

    THE BLADE 2 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Ray beats him up and wins a UD or late stoppage
     
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    Indefatigable Active Member banned Full Member

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    Super respect to this poster! Really good and knows his stuff.
     
  13. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Yep,,I see Floyd going into survival mode early in this fight. He won't make it
     
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  14. ChrisJS

    ChrisJS Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I could see Floyd making it the distance after feeling something he didn’t like early. He could settle for a fairly wide points loss. If Floyd tries to win he more than likely gets stopped.
     
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  15. SgrRyLeonard

    SgrRyLeonard Active Member Full Member

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    Leonard's own ability to adjust and his own ring Intelligence combined with his speed, power & comparable skill get him the win.