Is Crawford as skilled as Floyd Mayweather was?

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  1. Richmondpete

    Richmondpete Real fighters do road work Full Member

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    No one is as skilled as Mayweather was. Crawfords brilliance is that he combines a unique set of skills with instincts, toughness and grit that are second to none right now
     
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  2. Carpe Diem

    Carpe Diem New Member Full Member

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  3. Surrix

    Surrix Boxing Addict Full Member

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    No.
    Crawford had won Mean Machine just because he had better S/C level not pure skills.
    Crawford was bob's money kid until he had struggled with insulted and disrespected by forums commentators and YT comments trolls Mean Machine who looks that was #8 th in rankings.
    He needs fights like vs Spence Jr and without hometown ref not giving him count like he had A side kid's option vs Machine.
    Crawford is done completely and might continue his career.

    Yeah, he is better in S/C than this Mean Machine but in other criteria: very highly skilled weight bully vs mismatched opponents and kid with excellent S/C level for his size. That's all for him.
     
  4. Carpe Diem

    Carpe Diem New Member Full Member

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  5. Perkin Warbeck

    Perkin Warbeck Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Crawford is a better man than Mayweather outside the ring.

    But he's been poorly managed/promoted/matched by Bob Arum so we don't really know how good he is.
     
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  6. jmb1356

    jmb1356 Member Full Member

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    No. His defense is nowhere near Mayweather's level.
     
  7. FrankinDallas

    FrankinDallas Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    No. No and No. And HAIL NO.
     
  8. Olu G. Rotimi

    Olu G. Rotimi Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Answer is NO. He is very skilled but there is only one Floyd.
     
  9. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt ESB's own bitchy old Capote-cum-Runyon Full Member

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    More versatile set of skills, but less acutely skillful overall. If that makes any sense.

    Think of it like this: most fighters can wield a water balloon filled with about half a litre of applied ring IQ (which their athleticism, muscle-memory and proprioception under peak trained conditions are consistently able to act upon, with body and mind in synergistic harmony). Champions on average, maybe a litre give or take a cup. Bud has more like a Batman utility belt with several water grenades, let's say half a dozen, each holding a third of a litre - meaning he's altogether better equipped than most. But then you're talking PBF, who is carrying around this enormous sloshing 2-gallon bladder and doing yo-yo tricks with it like it was nothing.
     
  10. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt ESB's own bitchy old Capote-cum-Runyon Full Member

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    And yes I overthought it and made that insanely overcomplicated, but...it works for me. :lol:
     
  11. ipitythefool

    ipitythefool Keyboard ninja warrior Full Member

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    Crawford has excellent defensive tactics - by not fighting anyone decent he can't lose.
     
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  12. Themessiah

    Themessiah TheMessiah Full Member

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    As long as we don't see Crawford fight someone relevant we will never be able to tell
     
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  13. Pimp C

    Pimp C F 12 & Goofies Stay Dangerous Full Member

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  14. Manfred

    Manfred Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I have not seen a fighter yet with overall skillset of Floyd Mayweather, That includes Crawford, still waiting.
     
  15. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt ESB's own bitchy old Capote-cum-Runyon Full Member

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    Now, if Floyd had been able, on top of all else that he could do, to switch-hit as seamlessly and effectively as Terence can - bahgawd, he probably would be as good as he says, and sincerely TBE.