Holyfield vs Mayweather

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Who's the better boxer p4p?

  1. Floyd Mayweather

    86.7%
  2. Evander Holyfield

    13.3%
  1. Pugilistic Punk

    Pugilistic Punk New Member banned Full Member

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    Who is the better p4p boxer?
     
  2. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo VIP Member Full Member

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    Mayweather and as much as I hate to say it, it’s not even close
     
  3. kingfisher3

    kingfisher3 Boxing Addict Full Member

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  4. Totentanz.

    Totentanz. Gator Wrestler Extraordinaire Full Member

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    He makes me like Ray Leonard.
     
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  5. Kid Bacon

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  6. Terror

    Terror free smoke Full Member

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    Mayweather was more skilled. Holyfield fought better fighters at their peak imo. But Mayweather won all his bouts. I picked Holy to be contrarian but I'm not mad.
     
  7. Levook

    Levook Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I agree with the sentiment that's been put forward so far, I have to say Mayweather but I hate to do it.
     
  8. BCS8

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    Holyfield would smash Mayweather in a fight and I think it should have happened.
     
  9. dmt

    dmt Hardest hitting hw ever Full Member

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    Holyfield has better wins. If Mayweather fought the caliber of opponents Holyfield did, he would have notched up several losses. I pick Evan Fields.
     
  10. bolo specialist

    bolo specialist Active Member Full Member

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    Speaking for myself, I probably would rate Mayweather just in or near the all-time top 15 & Holy just in or near the all-time top 20. I think they're close enough that it could be argued either way.
     
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  11. young griffo

    young griffo Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Holyfield was far more watchable, fought better fighters, showed more heart, wasn’t a Prima Donna when it came to negotiations etc…

    Mayweather retired undefeated.

    Holyfield for me.
     
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  12. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo VIP Member Full Member

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    nah. There’s no way that Riddick Bowe, Michael Moorer, old Foreman and post prison Tyson are better pound for pound than Canelo Alvarez, Manny Pac, Miguel Cotto and a few of those other guys.
     
  13. dmt

    dmt Hardest hitting hw ever Full Member

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    I would argue that in terms of actual ability, 93 Bowe is a more dangerous heavyweight than 2015 Pac is a welterweight.

    Canelo was nowhere near the fighter he later became although he wasn't exactly green. I would argue that the Qawi win is just as good as the Canelo win despite Canelo ranking much higher on an all time p4p list because the circumstances of the win.
     
  14. dmt

    dmt Hardest hitting hw ever Full Member

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    Although Holyfield lost a bunch of times, i take into consideration that he fought everyone. Fighting Bowe 3 times and Lewis twice, plus Mercer, Moorer x 2, Dokes, Qawi, Foreman etc. is no easy feat. Mayweather severely damaged the sport with his delaying tactics. I can't give Mayweather's unbeaten record that much credence.
     
  15. bolo specialist

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    The 3 names you listed for May were all either pre- or post-prime themselves.

    Regardless, I think you also have to factor in that Holy was often conceding (sometimes quite substantial) weight disadvantages to his opponents.