Other than Duran, who could beat Floyd?

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  1. Gudetama

    Gudetama Active Member Full Member

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    Mayweather was truly great. Not too many I'd pick over him. But, gun to my head...

    Favoured at LightWelter:
    Napoles
    Duran
    Armstrong
    Chavez

    Possibly at LightWelter:
    I Williams
    Whitaker
    McFarland
    Ross
    Cervantes
    Pacquiao
    Gans
    B Leonard
    Benitez

    Favoured at LightWeight:
    Gans
    B Leonard
    Duran
    Armstrong
    Whitaker
    Ike Williams
    Ortiz

    Possibly at LightWeight:
    Ross
    McFarland
    Arguello
    Chavez

    Favoured at SuperFeather:
    Armstrong
    Saddler

    Possibly at SuperFeather:
    Pep
    Arguello
    Chavez
    Sanchez
    Nelson
    Pacquiao
    Lomachenko
    Castillo

    These are my best guesses.
    I may have made a few errors... it's late in my part of the world.

     
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  2. Mod-Mania

    Mod-Mania Boxing Addict Full Member

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    That was at 154 not 135.
     
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  3. RockyJim

    RockyJim Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Ya think? It's becoming the "General Forum!!!"
     
  4. Mendoza

    Mendoza Hrgovic = Next Heavyweight champion of the world. banned Full Member

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    I felt Jose Luis edged Mayweather as well. Mayweather beat a many tp level fighters, but he was care on who he choose
     
  5. Bah Lance

    Bah Lance Active Member Full Member

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    Disagree on all points. Duran was green. A four year veteran with over 20 fights, not so much. As you know this was the mid point of his 8 year career. Marcel looked fantastic just a year later in the video I highlighted.

    It's not going down as a legacy win given the timing, but as a demonstration of raw ability, it means a lot, and was very impressive.

    The stoppage is up for debate. But Marcel was being dominated and not fighting back.

    On that note, I will say Marcel at his Featherweight peak from 70-74 would be able to frustrate and outbox Mayweather of the Hernadez fight. Would he get the decision though? Hmmm.
     
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  6. im sparticus

    im sparticus He's a good kid. Full Member

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    Henry Armstrong, Benny Leonard, and Whitaker spring to mind, straight off the bat.
     
  7. Johnny_B

    Johnny_B Well-Known Member banned Full Member

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    If SRL could, then so could FMJ.
     
  8. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    Here, I think you may have missed these:


     
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  9. Johnny_B

    Johnny_B Well-Known Member banned Full Member

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    I saw them, but in their first fight, SRL did not run like he usually did, he tried to beat Duran at his own game, so he lost. When SRL ran and just tapped in order to score points, he won. Mayweather would do the same.
     
  10. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    If you think Leonard didn't try to out-box Duran after being hurt, you need to watch it again. Also, Leonard was quicker, stronger and hit much, much harder than Floyd.

    Just because Leonard can do it, doesn't mean Mayweather can.
     
  11. elmaldito

    elmaldito Like john madden 93, BOOM! Hes on his back. Full Member

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