Who was the biggest fighter Floyd Mayweather could have beaten, choosing from any decade?

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  1. SheenLantern

    SheenLantern Member Full Member

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    Floyd had his hands full with Maidana and you think he beats GGG?
     
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  2. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Ii6 Full Member

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    Definitely not Carnera.
     
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  3. Showstopper97

    Showstopper97 The Icon Full Member

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    Williams
    Margarito
    Mayorga
    Angulo
     
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  4. El Gallo Negro

    El Gallo Negro Active Member banned Full Member

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    GG jab would give him trouble for a bit, just like Cotto, de la Hoya and Judah did, but in all those fights Floyd's timing won out by mid fight and he was making them look silly by the 9th and 10th rounds.
    He would do the same to GG I suspect.
     
  5. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    One mistake and it`s all over, GGG used his jab to set up his power shots well, DLH didn`t have GGG`s right hand.
     
  6. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    GGG would have destroyed all of Floyd`s opponents, including a green Canelo.
     
  7. El Gallo Negro

    El Gallo Negro Active Member banned Full Member

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    Yes, yes I do. Maidania and GG are two completely different fighters. Also I hope you're not one of those 'ward punched kovalevs nuts' guys, cause maidania straight threw a knee to Floyds nuts in that fights , one of the dirtiest things I ever seen in nearly 40 years watching the sport
    Didn't Floyd run it back with maidania anyway and completely dominate him?
     
  8. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Again, you have not set any guidelines on quality.

    I am sure that I can find some 7'' tall bum that Mayweather could beat.
     
  9. El Gallo Negro

    El Gallo Negro Active Member banned Full Member

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    Green canelo who had more fights then Floyd when they fought and was a world titlist with 6 defenses.
    I guess Canelo is the most improved fighter ever because GG looked kinda lost against him
     
  10. El Gallo Negro

    El Gallo Negro Active Member banned Full Member

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    Who is this mythical sledge hammer welding fighter you speak of? I know he knocked out Steve Rolls but Come on man!
     
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  11. SheenLantern

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    What do Ward and Kovalev have to do with this? I genuinely have no idea wtf you're talking about.

    I hope you're not talking about this knee:



    Because that didn't even come close to landing.

    I don't even know why you're debating this, Floyd himself said GGG is too big for him. And he would have had all the leverage in fight negotiations, he could have had a strict catchweight, rehydration limits, large gloves, large ring, hand-picked referee and judges, and yet he still didn't want to fight him, what does that tell you? For a guy who cares so much about his legacy and his status as "TBE".

    I think I speak for most boxing fans when I say, if Floyd had fought and beaten GGG, you couldn't argue against him being the GOAT, that's how big of an achievement it would have been. But he didn't, and you know what? I don't blame him, it wouldn't have been a fair fight, Floyd is a former super-featherweight, GGG is a career middleweight, it's a horrendous mismatch. No one ever talks about Marquez vs. GGG, or Pacquiao vs. GGG, because it's a ridiculous hypothetical.

    I think it's outrageous when people say Floyd "ducked" GGG, it's like saying Pernell Whitaker ducked Gerald McClellan. They're in different ****ing weight classes, of course they never fought.
     
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  12. mark ant

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    Maidana hurt Floyd with a rigt hand so how the hell is Floyd going to take a powerful middleweights right hand? GGG would have stopped Maidana in a couple of rounds, Khan dropped Maidana.
     
  13. mark ant

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    What the hell is Tyson moaning about? lol!
     
  14. Moggy94

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    Miller? Really?
     
  15. fists of fury

    fists of fury Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    He'd probably put on a clinic against someone like Margarito, a big but face-first one-dimensional fighter there to be hit.
    The crystal ball gets fuzzy after that.
     
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