Who had faster hands, PRIME PACQUIAO or PRIME MAYWEATHER?

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Who had FASTER hands, PRIME PACQUIAO or PRIME MAYWEATHER?

Poll closed Jan 10, 2023.
  1. PRIME PACQUIAO

    73.7%
  2. PRIME MAYWEATHER

    21.2%
  3. Draw

    5.1%
  1. Boxingiq2020

    Boxingiq2020 Member Full Member

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    Let's talk boxing. What do you guys think?
     
  2. drenlou

    drenlou Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Single punch speed, Floyd. Combination punching speed belongs to Pac.
     
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  3. Ph33rknot

    Ph33rknot Creativity is knowing how to hide your sources Full Member

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    Yea this
     
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  4. sasto

    sasto Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Mayweather wasn't a big combo guy (he was a sharpshooter, but in his earlier days he liked a two punch combination), while that was an important part of Pac's game.

    I am not understanding the poll results at all. This is like "who had more punching power," it's not that close. Floyd had faster hands, Pac had more power.
     
  5. Guerra

    Guerra Active Member Full Member

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    Thats why he didnt want to fight Pac in 2010/2011. Its easier to time him when he slowed down. He saw what that speed did to Oscar, Hatton and Cotto and thought hell no!
    And before the usual *****'s come in talking about testing. If Floyd Mayweather wanted that fight it would have happened.
    Truth is those fast in and out combo's were yo big of a risk for his zero marketing so he kept putting up obstacles to duck the fight.
    Only when he got ko'd by Marguez and slowed down the hungry lion found his heart.
     
  6. alakran

    alakran Boxing Addict Full Member

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    You realize the fight only got made when Floyd looked horrible against Maidana twice.
     
  7. tinman

    tinman ESB Boxing Prediction Tournament Champ Full Member

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    Pacquiao had faster hands than Mayweather, that's why he was able to throw faster combinations. Pac could pull his punch back far faster than Floyd could, he could throw another punch while Floyd was still recovering from his previous thrown punch.
     
  8. JOKER

    JOKER Raiden's Big Papi Full Member

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    For single punches Floyd is faster, but slower than Pac in combinations? That doesn't make sense.

    :lol:
     
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  9. GGGfans

    GGGfans Active Member Full Member

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    I think Pacquiao is slightly faster with hands and feet but Mayweather has better timing.
     
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  10. bluebird

    bluebird Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Pac had faster hands

    Floyd is taller and longer and has better timing so his delivery system gets his punches to opponent faster.
     
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  11. Johnny1987

    Johnny1987 Member Full Member

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    No chance. Both belong to Mayweather.

    Mayweather’s prime was the Gatti fight. Pacquiao’s hands have never been as quick as that at any weight
     
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  12. Richmondpete

    Richmondpete Real fighters do road work Full Member

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    Mayweathers hands were faster. Throwing more punches isn't faster it's frequency
     
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  13. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    At what weight was Pacquaio's prime? 122, 126, 130, or 135 and above?
     
  14. AdamT

    AdamT Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Timing beats speed, precision beats power

    I can't stand mcgregor but that quote was bang on
     
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  15. GGGfans

    GGGfans Active Member Full Member

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    Maybe, but Pacquiao's particular style and his left-handed guard would surely have given Mayweather a lot of trouble.