Greater Fighter: Money May or Pretty Boy Floyd?

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Greater Fighter:

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  1. Money May

    6 vote(s)
    21.4%
  2. Pretty Boy Floyd

    22 vote(s)
    78.6%
  1. asero

    asero Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Greater Fighter: Money May or Pretty Boy Floyd?
    Basically the Mosley fight is the bridge between two eras
     
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  2. dangerousity

    dangerousity Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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  3. Olu G. Rotimi

    Olu G. Rotimi Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    PBF Only because by the time we got to Money May his body had broken down as boxing is wear and tear on the body and because he was not taking anything dodgy like some others his KO percentage went down as he moved up to higher weights. However likewise Money May was also unbeatable due to the knowledge he had acquired alongside his sublime skills.
     
  4. tinman

    tinman Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Lets compare

    PBF Top Wins
    -Hernandez
    -Corrales
    -Castillo
    -Gatti (shot)
    -DLH (halfway shot)
    -Judah
    -Marquez (small missed weight)
    -Hatton

    Money Top wins
    -Pacquiao (small old halfway shot)
    -Mosley (halfway shot old)
    -Canelo (green drained)
    -Guerrero (old halfway shot)
    -Various cans

    The clear winner is PBF. Money doesn't have a single win over a solid fighter in their prime. Not one.
     
  5. Pakkuman

    Pakkuman Boxing Addict Full Member

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    PBF was the greater fighter. He was more offensive-minded and entertaining.

    Money May started doping (ultra low T/E ratios, final minute fight announcements, illegal IVs) and needed advantages to compete at the higher weights — catchweights (one missed), paying opponents not to wear their preferred gloves, and illegal IVs.
     
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  6. Pakkuman

    Pakkuman Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Don't forget illegal IV fluids.
     
  7. Chuck Norris

    Chuck Norris Boxing Junkie Full Member

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  8. lufcrazy

    lufcrazy requiescat in pace Full Member

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    Floyd was much better as a WW than as a SFW imo.
     
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  9. tinman

    tinman Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Maybe H2H, but his competition at WW was much older and shell of their former selves. So the names are there, but no young and hungry fighters to really test what he was made of.
     
  10. Francis75

    Francis75 FAB 4 Full Member

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    Both versions were OUTSTANDING boxers. Dislike his personality all you like but any version of Floyd Mayweather was a great great fighter in any era.
     
  11. Olu G. Rotimi

    Olu G. Rotimi Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    We should never never forget Money May schooled Shane Mosley, Oscar De La Hoya, Marquez, Pacquiao, Canelo and Conor McGregor.
     
  12. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft The Cobra Will Always Bite Back... Full Member

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    Why?
     
  13. Olu G. Rotimi

    Olu G. Rotimi Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    This is a bit like 1960’s Cassius Clay/Muhammed Ali and 1970’s Muhammed Ali. The 1960’s version was unbeatable with unbelievable speed of foot and hand with dazzling combinations. 1970’s version obviously no longer as fast was still accurate and displayed championship heart, desire and cunning.
     
  14. Olu G. Rotimi

    Olu G. Rotimi Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    How many of these do we attribute to PBF(Pretty Boy Floyd) and to the Pay Per View King (Money Mayweather)?

    I think we were mainly in the Money May era.
     
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  15. RacingBeat

    RacingBeat Casual lives matter Full Member

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    Young Floyd hands-down, his fights are a joy to watch. Never watch the later fights on repeat, ever
     
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