Is Crawford as skilled as Floyd Mayweather was?

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Carpe Diem, Apr 21, 2020.

  1. Power_tek

    Power_tek Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 22, 2018
    I prefer to watch him the micro adjustments he makes on the fly are what makes him special, they are both very similar in their composure they show in the ring, Crawford doesn’t trade because he’s losing it he trades because he likes to even though it might not always be the best way to get the win. Floyd avoids trading because he doesn’t have to he found the winning formula.That being said I’ve become very frustrated with Crawfords level of competition, he is wasting his career away.
    In terms of talent I don’t think he’s miles away from Floyd but Floyd was constantly in the big fights proving himself (sometimes controversial) the same can’t be said of Crawford, it’s a crying shame to see him wasting away his prime.
    So the answer has to be no he’s not as skilled because he hasn’t shown it at with enough quality opponents because he hasn’t been active enough or fought enough true elite competition.
  2. Goose

    Goose Russian oligarch Full Member

    Mar 2, 2005
    Crawford can do things Floyd couldn't do, like switch stances and be comfortable fighting either side.

    And Floyd did things that Crawford can't do, namely the shoulder roll.

    It's all subjective.
  3. Hi-Tek-Lomo

    Hi-Tek-Lomo Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jul 18, 2015
    Not even close
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  4. Carpe Diem

    Carpe Diem New Member Full Member

    Mar 18, 2020
    In terms of consistency and being able to display their all-around skills, who do you think is better?
  5. Goose

    Goose Russian oligarch Full Member

    Mar 2, 2005
    I mean it's Floyd of course.

    Not to say he didn't have his own hiccups with Castillo, Maidana, and ODLH fight was close.

    Crawford ain't done yet either, he still have time to make his own mark and fight big fights and prove himself. Beat Spence, Taylor, move to 154. There is alot he can still do and show his skills.
  6. Alo2006

    Alo2006 R.I.P Sean Taylor Full Member

    Jun 28, 2006
    No, he doesn't have the defense like Mayweather. One ability he has similar to Mayweather is his ability to adapt in a fight.
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  7. Alo2006

    Alo2006 R.I.P Sean Taylor Full Member

    Jun 28, 2006
    Are u saying Mayweather got hit more often than Crawford in his fights, and has better defense that Mayweather?
  8. Zhuge Liang

    Zhuge Liang Active Member Full Member

    Jun 30, 2018
    Mayweather is probably the most intelligent American fighter I've ever seen. All the unique tactics and strategies he applied based on shoulder roll fighting style are all his idea and creation. Only him can do that.

    He also has deep level of concentration and awareness. Those are the best among all his natural talents, IMHO.
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  9. Carpe Diem

    Carpe Diem New Member Full Member

    Mar 18, 2020

    I doubt he’s going to move up to 154. I see Crawford having a slightly similar career path to Andre Ward. Good enough, but nothing legendary.
  10. lufcrazy

    lufcrazy requiescat in pace Full Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    It really wouldn't surprise me if he's remembered as much.

    I'd like to see him chase the winner of Spence/Garcia and then rule the division for a while.

    He unified LW and LWW but didn't stay in either long.
  11. SpeedKills

    SpeedKills Active Member Full Member

    Jan 7, 2009
    These are old posts and you should follow the coversation(s) if you want to understand what is actually being talked about and the context. To answer simply. Yes, Mayweather has gotten hit more than Crawford, a fact, not an opinion. To the second question, no, but Crawford also takes many more risks, the aggressive Mayweather got hit much more than the aggressive Crawford.

    This is a thread for you to chime in with an opinion requiring no backing up (though p.s., stick with what’s popular), so it’s not really my crowd with the pointless back and forth. Why I usually only breakdown or analyse fighters with upcoming fights.
  12. 22JM

    22JM Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 10, 2016
    Again, Crawford destroy Horn sometime the" best offensive " fighter couldn't do, Also Mayweather knocked Hatton the hell out, somebody you were picking to stop Mayweather, hell even probably said how Mayweather was going to duck him lol
  13. Ph33rknot

    Ph33rknot El gran campeón Mexicano Full Member

    Mar 5, 2012
    No but he is one of the best especially compared to spence
  14. C.J.

    C.J. Boxings Living Legend revered & respected by all Full Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Making up stuff again huh ?? lol Mayweather did NOT knock Hatton out the ringpad did. Floyd merely steered Ricky head first into the pad . just watch his neck flex. Pac Knocked Hatton out cold
  15. Badbot

    Badbot I Am An Actual Pro. Full Member

    Apr 17, 2011
    Um, that wasn´t the actual KO tho. Hatton got back up.