How good is Floyd's resume.

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  1. Pimp C

    Pimp C Free The Guys! F 12 & Goofies Stay Dangerous! Full Member

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    It does work like that. If you see flaws in a fighter who struggles with a counter puncher who uses educated footwork in jmm and when he faces a shot pbf and has no answers for pbfs ability to control range and dictate distance on him. Common sense tells you at their peaks this would always be an issue, pbf is a stylistic nightmare for him and I've yet to see anyone refuse it.
     
  2. lufcrazy

    lufcrazy requiescat in pace Full Member

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    This is the problem, we don't need to see anyone refute it, we should have seen the fight itself. And we didn't.

    Use your conviction to bet on boxing and make yourself some serious money, but it won't wash in a fantasy debate.
     
  3. Pimp C

    Pimp C Free The Guys! F 12 & Goofies Stay Dangerous! Full Member

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    Blame pac for turning pbf down back in 2009 because of testing when they were basically still prime
     
  4. lufcrazy

    lufcrazy requiescat in pace Full Member

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    I'm not interested in blame. I'm just gutted the fight didn't happen.

    Gotta remember I'm not one of the *****s nor *******s. Wasn't back then, still ain't now.
     
  5. nervousxtian

    nervousxtian Trolljegeren Full Member

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    You can nitpick any resume. Floyd’s is excellent resume. Full stop. If you are the type to pick apart guys resumes you need to log off and see a therapist cuz you got issues.

    only in boxing do we make so many excuses for every guy who loses.
     
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  6. seansanashee

    seansanashee Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Floyd's resume is full of top tier fighters so I would say his resume is among the best.
     
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  7. The Long Count

    The Long Count Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Great resume but he went out as weak sauce for Madiana, Berto, and Mcgregor ugh. Got way to wrapped up in protecting the 0.
    Would of been better he retired after Pac fight. Which for all its hype was a dud fight.
     
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  8. Scar

    Scar Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    His resume is definitely good enough to have you lurking into every thread he's mentioned.
     
  9. Perkin Warbeck

    Perkin Warbeck Sextus Julius Severus Full Member

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    Floyd fought his opponents when they were past their prime (Mosley, DLH, Cotto, etc) and avoided them when they were in their prime.

    He always demanded home advantage and when he fought smaller men like JMM and Hatton, he made them fight him at his chosen weight.

    He avoided Williams, Guzman, Tszyu and Forrest. He didn't mind making JMM move up from 135 to welterweight, and Hatton move up from 140 to 147, but refused to move from 135 to 140 to face Tszyu, and 147 to 154 to face Forrest.

    He had home officials who helped him when needed (Castillo I with dishonest judges, Hatton with the dodgy Cortez, etc).

    He "retired" to avoid all the good fighters at 147: Williams, Margarito, prime Cotto, and prime Mosley.

    He was always extremely careful, never took a risk during his career. He should NOT be considered an ATG because his career is largely manufactured.
     
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  10. seansanashee

    seansanashee Boxing Addict Full Member

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    If Mayweather is not ATG material, who is?

    You would struggle to find many or any if Mayweather is the benchmark for fighters not good enough to be considered ATGs.
     
  11. Perkin Warbeck

    Perkin Warbeck Sextus Julius Severus Full Member

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    There are in fact MANY.

    Unlike Mayweather, bona fide ATG boxers like Langford, Duran, Greb, and Armstrong were never afraid to face top fighters in their prime, were never afraid to fight bigger men, and were not afraid to leave their home towns to fight.
     
  12. The Long Count

    The Long Count Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I do believe you are partially right but you have to give more modern examples the sport has changed. Floyd was only going to fight 2x a year tops and are you gonna ruin future earnings by over challenging yourself? Floyd took some risks. Wasn’t his falt De La Hoya was old and wasn’t taking care himself outside the ring by 2007. For my money 1999 2000 Oscar was a better fighter, and Oscar is a great example of a guy that took risks.
     
  13. Hanz Cholo

    Hanz Cholo Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Floyd has an amazing resume.
    Best in class this generation.
     
  14. lufcrazy

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    Armstrong ducked Cocoa Kid.

    I don't think the other three have ever ducked someone, but all 3 have missed crucial fights during their prime.
     
  15. Mickc

    Mickc Active Member Full Member

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    As good as his resume looks I wonder how it would have looked if he’d fought Paul Williams or Antonio Margarito ?
     
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