Prime Mayweather vs Current Crawford @ 147 lbs

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by bluebird, Apr 6, 2021.

Who wins?

  1. Prime Mayweather

    80.0%
  2. Crawford

    20.0%
  1. bluebird

    bluebird Boxing Addict Full Member

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    How does it go? Seems like a Leonard Hagler type of match to me.

    Both have awesome intangibles. Crawford can fight both orthodox and southpaw, has a real mean streak, great boxing IQ, can fight aggressively and defensively very well. Great workrate, a complete fighter.

    Mayweather has genius level defence and boxing IQ, and even greater physical gifts (speed and reflexes). Mayweather is also a tough SOB.

    I give Prime Floyd a slight edge! I think he'd win about 6.5-7/10
     
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  2. bluebird

    bluebird Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Some thoughts from boxers




    Khan, Bradley and Buddy McGirt pick Crawford over Mayweather
     
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  3. Devon

    Devon Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Crawford has a leaky defence, I feel like if you had a weakness, no matter what that weakness was, Mayweather would exploit that
     
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  4. PhillyPhan69

    PhillyPhan69 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I wouldn’t be surprised if Floyd could beat him today, certainly he would win in his prime
     
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  5. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

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    That’s a really hard fight for mayweather
     
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  6. Brixton Bomber

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    Yep, and i feel Bud's ability to switch-hit would be too much for Floyd.
     
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  7. Colonel Sanders

    Colonel Sanders Classic discussion : small vs big, old vs modern Full Member

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    It's a more interesting fight at 140. Mayweather of the Gatti win vs Crawford of the Indongo (?) match.

    Crawford gives Mayweather all he can handle or close to it.
     
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  8. Colonel Sanders

    Colonel Sanders Classic discussion : small vs big, old vs modern Full Member

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    Come on man, Mayweather fought a guy with zero pro boxing experience like 2 years ago and he looked awful.
     
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  9. young griffo

    young griffo Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I still think Floyd carried Conor.

    It was a great marketing exercise more than a serious fight.
     
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  10. Colonel Sanders

    Colonel Sanders Classic discussion : small vs big, old vs modern Full Member

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    I respect your opinion and I know a lot of people share it. IMO Floyd was legit struggling with the range, his own precision, Conor's akwardness and his southpaw stance.
     
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  11. young griffo

    young griffo Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He may have been rusty tbf.

    It’s all good. It wasn’t a great display by Floyd regardless and I certainly don’t think he could lace them up now and beat a Crawford that’s for sure.
     
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  12. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    Crawford would pose some problems for alot of fighters. I would make a pick easier if Bud would get a chance to fight the other top Welterweights.
     
  13. Brixton Bomber

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    Agreed.

    Just because Conor isn't a Boxer, doesn't mean he can't pose problems for Floyd.

    MMA guys are at the best they've probably been, and they know striking. There was no carrying.
     
  14. young griffo

    young griffo Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Now I think about it Floyd did say Conor was “a tough competitor” and “a helluva fighter”. So maybe he didn’t carry him after all.
     
  15. surfinghb

    surfinghb Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I am usually critical of Floyd and I know he has had his fair share of misses.. but this is a Mismatch ,, Floyd would school Crawford .. who the hell is Crawford anyway? oh , the guy who won't get in the ring with Spence or Thurman .. Now we are throwing Crawford in May's League .. LMAO ... and didn't Old Man Pac, who has about 6 to 8 rounds of high workrate boxing left in him , just pretty much answer how good this Thurman, Spence, Crawford group really is ??
     
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