Is Mayweather underrated ?

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  1. OP_TheJawBreaker

    OP_TheJawBreaker NOBODY hit like that guy! Full Member

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    I feel like for die hard fans, Mayweather is pretty underrated. Ifeel like fan's hate over modern boxing and love for old boxing may play a factor in this one. Mayweather defense is really underrated too. I feel bad for him people never tried to rank him at top 10. The reason why mayweather deserves to be top 10 (or 5 in my opinion...) is becuz he had perfect defense. He literally used every single textbook defense and just like Ali, Mayweather is one of the guys who could readjust his style during a fight. I also feel like Whitaker's defense is kinda overrated too considering fans say his defense WAY better than Floyd. When I talk about Floyd's defense people say it's laughable or I'm outta my goddamn my mind.

    Do you know what is boxing defense ? It consist of counterpunching, head movement, shoulder rolling, parrying, footwork & blocking. Mayweather's defense is much more complete than Whitaker, literally look at this:
    Blocking: Mayweather
    Counterpunching: Mayweather
    Head Movement: Whitaker
    Shoulder Rolling: Mayweather
    Footwork: Draw
    Abilty to adjust during a fight: Mayweather
    Handspeed: Mayweather

    Fans might get too dazzled when watching whitaker dodges a flurry of punches. And maybe becuz fans think that defense are just dodging punches even though there's so much more of that. Winky Wright is an example of a good defensive fighter even though he never dodge that much.

    Here:

    Heck! there's a video of mayweather being a perfect defensive master 10 minutes. I feel like that highlights show how good mayweather as a defensive master. Can't you see how marquez had so much trouble ? and if dominating marquez is not good enough to show how good mayweather is, I really don't know what will.

    Not to mention that Whitaker is dirtier than Floyd. No hates for whitaker, but you gotta admit that whitaker is a really dirty fighter. you might hate it but this is the truth.

    Try appreciate Floyd's defense man... Just try appreciate it.
     
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  2. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Bronsonville Full Member

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    Mayweather isn't underrated. He's actually rated pretty fairly unless you read a Floyd fan / Pac fan / casual interpretation

    They must be the voices in your head as no one underrates of criticises Floyd's defence. Never seen that, ever.

    Instead of starting numerous poor bait threads for a dopamine hit please bump old ones. It clogs up the page quality.
     
  3. OP_TheJawBreaker

    OP_TheJawBreaker NOBODY hit like that guy! Full Member

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    Are you sure ? There's literally a TON of people said that floyd defense is not that good.
     
  4. C.J.

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

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    ROFLMAO !! You lost me when you said Floyd would never cheat !!!!! Back in your hole Troll
     
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  5. OP_TheJawBreaker

    OP_TheJawBreaker NOBODY hit like that guy! Full Member

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    Sorry, Might exegarrate at that one, but regardless whitaker was a dirtier fighter.
     
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  6. Oddone

    Oddone Bermane Stiverne’s life coach. Full Member

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    Name five and link their posts.
     
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  7. surfinghb

    surfinghb Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Are you the new IMOJL ... 10 threads a day ??
     
  8. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    There are still people not willing to concede that guys like Chavez and Whitaker had inferior careers.

    Time will sort this out.
     
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  9. Rumsfeld

    Rumsfeld Moderator Staff Member

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    Underrated by some, overrated by others.

    My 2 cents.
     
  10. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Bye for now! Full Member

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    Best advertising strat- Here's my opinion.... In video format
     
  11. Rumsfeld

    Rumsfeld Moderator Staff Member

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    :lol:

    Well, shameless self promotion has kind of been my thing around here for nearly 20 years.

    But in this case, I honestly did attempt to break down almost every angle I could think of in terms of the pros and cons that constitute Floyd's legacy.
     
  12. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Bye for now! Full Member

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    Be consistent Rummy even with your self promotion (Love it)- You are sooooo close to hitting the point where you will shoot up in the numbers and surge to a mil its a grind for the first 150k or so but hold out and keep the quality coming!
     
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  13. THE BLADE 2

    THE BLADE 2 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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  14. Jel

    Jel Reserving the right to be inconsistent Full Member

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    The opening line gives you the answer to your own question - people incapable of objectivity when it comes to Floyd Mayweather think he is underrated? What a surprise.
     
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  15. 22JM

    22JM Boxing Addict Full Member

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    This coming from a Margarito supporter Lmfao
     
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