Who has the better 49-0, Rocky or Floyd?

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by BlackCloud, Mar 5, 2017.


Whose 49-0 ?

  1. Rocky

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  2. Floyd

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    60.7%
  1. Bokaj

    Bokaj Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Personally I didn't see the Maidana fight as anything but a Floyd win. Castillo, though, edged it on my card, but Rocky had a couple of controversial decisions himself.
     
  2. PhillyPhan69

    PhillyPhan69 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Has a fighter of note ever existed who did not ever have a “close” or “controversial” victory...or loss.
     
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  3. Bokaj

    Bokaj Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Not as far as I know. That he only have two controversial wins (and is the Maidana win really controversial or just a grab by Floyd detractors?), and over substantially bigger top opponents to boot, really speaks in his favour if anything.

    EDIT: Not one of the ringside unofficial scorecards had Maidana according to Boxrec, so probably not really controversial:
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  4. C.J.

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

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    There are too many dark clouds over Floyds career for me. His IV Gate escapade was never investigated just covered up as well
     
  5. PhillyPhan69

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    I quite agree. I am not particularly a Floyd fan by any measure although in the past couple of years I have come to appreciate him. No Maidana is not controversial IMO...Castillo perhaps, but I had Floyd edging that as well. But I can see controversy in that decision if not the robbery some claim it to be.
     
  6. Bokaj

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    Certainly not a robbery. And the Maidana only seem controversial here. No one around ringside had it for Maidana (see my edit of previous post).

    So one controversial win, that was clarified in a rematch, against a bigger top quality opponent...
     
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