Is Floyd Mayweather the GREATEST WELTERWEIGHT OF ALL TIME?

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Is Floyd Mayweather the GREATEST WELTERWEIGHT OF ALL TIME?

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  1. YES

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  2. NO

    87.4%
  1. Boxingiq2020

    Boxingiq2020 Member Full Member

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  2. Boxed Ears

    Boxed Ears this my daddy's account (RIP daddy) Full Member

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    He beat Mosley who beat ODLH who beat Pernell who was the most best of all welterweights. So...yeah, kinda.
     
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  3. Rubber Glove Sandwich

    Rubber Glove Sandwich Tire Iron Jones was good but he was no Full Member

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    No.

    Robinson vs Mayweather compared on what they did at 147.

    Robinson has a win over a prime Gavilan. Mayweather does not have a win at 147 that is as good as that.

    Robinson made 5 defenses of the undisputed welterweight title. Mayweather never become undisputed.

    Robinson has the better overall resume at welterweight.

    Robinson, Leonard, Britton, Armstrong, Gavilan, Napoles, Griffith, Ross, Mclarnin all have cases that they did more at welterweight than Mayweather. You could argue some others like Walker but his resume at welterweight doesn't impress me as much as his achievements at other weights.

    Obviously it's all subjective but the highest I would put Mayweather at 147 is #10 and the lowest would be #15.
     
  4. drenlou

    drenlou Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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  5. BoxingCasual13

    BoxingCasual13 Watches Boxing once a year Full Member

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    Mayweather is great overall, but I wouldn't actually say he is the greatest in any specific weight class. He had a great career overall, and wasn't really exceptional at any specific weight.
     
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  6. Olu G. Rotimi

    Olu G. Rotimi Lord President of the Council Full Member

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    I love Floyd but no he was not the best ever at Welterweight but he was the best ever at Junior Lightweight and would hold his own against anyone in history at Lightweight and Junior Welterweight. He was the best in his era at Welterweight but it’s difficult to go against SRR, SRL and Hearns at Welterweight.
     
  7. Manfred

    Manfred Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    He was an exceptional fighter period.
     
  8. vast

    vast Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Troll. He's not even close.
     
  9. Dempsey Gibbons

    Dempsey Gibbons Member Full Member

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    If only boxing worked that way.

    Floyd lost to an amateur named Augie Sanchez, who got much better and then turned pro but then lost to Naseem Hamed, who lost to Marco Antronio Barrera, who lost to Pacquiao........who lost to Jeff Horn. This proves Jeff Horn ranks higher than Mayweather? LOL
     
  10. Easyrhino

    Easyrhino Member Full Member

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    Mayweather would leave the ring on a stretcher if he fought Tommy Hearns at welterweight
     
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  11. lepinthehood

    lepinthehood When I'm drinking you leave me well alone banned Full Member

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    No a few beat him there.

    At 130-140lbs he's a real challenge.
     
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  12. Olu G. Rotimi

    Olu G. Rotimi Lord President of the Council Full Member

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    Probably not because of his defence and chin.
     
  13. ad4m88

    ad4m88 Member Full Member

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    Not saying I don't agree with you but clearly belts meant nothing to Mayweather especially towards the end and who can blame him in this era when someone like Ricky burns can be 3 weight champ shows how little belts currently mean
     
  14. Goran_

    Goran_ Active Member Full Member

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    umhh.... he wouldn't even fight prime Pac.. you think hed fight & beat Hearns, SRL, Oscar, Trinidad, Griffith, Duran, Napoles, Whitaker, SRR, Basilio etc?
     
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  15. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    He's not the best ever in any division .
     
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