Henry Armstrong vs Floyd Mayweather Jnr

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Journeyman92, Aug 3, 2022.

Who wins?

  1. Armstrong

    86.7%
  2. Mayweather

    13.3%
  3. Draw

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  1. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 El Radar Dios los bendiga Full Member

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    So I too would crush Henry Armstrong. Interesting.
     
  2. White Bomber

    White Bomber Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Based on how they match up stylistically.
     
  3. THE BLADE 2

    THE BLADE 2 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Amstrong by UD, he would outhustle him
     
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  4. Mod-Mania

    Mod-Mania Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Armstrong UD.
     
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  5. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Elaborate
     
  6. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    Mayweather was a good inside fighter. This is a different type of animal Armstrong. Floyd can't live in there for 15 rounds. He would have to adopt a balance between moving and laying on the inside.
    Hank isn't going anywhere. Mayweather would have to dig deep. His boxing skills are negated here.
    Floyd would have to fight Armstrong off of him for 15 rounds. I agree the era and referee make a difference.
    Hank by close decision.
     
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  7. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I agree Floyd is negated here, in a 15 round fight Floyd will have a difficult time hearing the judges cards as he doesn't possess the firepower to keep Homicide Hank off him. He'll have some slick moments avoiding Armstrong , occasionally looking good but Hank just wears him out over the distance
     
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  8. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    100% back Mayweather here. The five inch reach advantage is a big deal.
     
  9. Glass City Cobra

    Glass City Cobra Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    The matchup actually favors Armstrong, especially if it's old school rules with a lenient ref who allows inside fighting. Mayweather can't hurt him and would be uncomfortable fighting at such a breakneck speed every round. I think Armstrong would take a close decision in a heated match.
     
  10. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    It's not if you can stay close enough to negate the reach advantage.
     
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  11. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    Tell it to Pacquiao. Some of you will never learn.

    Fun fact: Armstrong lost to many guys who were not on Mayweather’s level.
     
  12. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Pacquiao was past his prime and clearly worse than Armstrong.
    Fun fact: Armstrong has almost 4 times more than Maywether.
    Another fun fact: Armstrong has a longer win streak than Maywether's whole career.

    Armstrong thrived against guys like Floyd.
     
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  13. cross_trainer

    cross_trainer Liston was good, but no "Tire Iron" Jones Full Member

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    Mayweather's steel gauntlets force an early stoppage.
     
  14. cross_trainer

    cross_trainer Liston was good, but no "Tire Iron" Jones Full Member

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    My belief that Armstrong was a historical anomaly on the extreme end of the bell curve > My belief that the training in Mayweather's era was far superior due to cumulative improvements.

    I'd pick Armstrong, but wouldn't wager the house on it.
     
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  15. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    Floyd was the guy who was past his prime when the Pac fight occurred. Much to your dismay, Pacquiao was on Armstrong’s level.

    Armstrong has more fluff on his resume than Floyd. I’ll give you that. McGregor would beat a lot of those guys.