Whos the greater fighter SRL or FMM

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Joeywill, Jan 5, 2023.

Who's greater

Poll closed Jan 12, 2023.
  1. Ray Leonard

  2. Floyd Mayweather Jr

  1. Joeywill

    Joeywill Active Member Full Member

    Aug 2, 2021
    Who's the greater fighter Sugar Ray Leonard or Floyd Mayweather JR
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  2. Barrf

    Barrf Well-Known Member Full Member

    Sep 19, 2021
    My issue with Floyd is that he dodged too many. He would have avoided the HELL out of Leonard. Good lord.

    As far as his ACTUAL ability, yeah, he's an ATG, and he would certainly be competitive with Leonard in a fight.
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  3. Jason Gordon

    Jason Gordon Active Member banned Full Member

    Sep 26, 2021
  4. surfinghb

    surfinghb Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 26, 2017
    I got at least 35-40 fighters easily greater than Floyd .. cant say the same about Leonard ..
    this one goes down the same as it would in the Ring ... its a mismatch
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  5. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Philadelphia Full Member

    Jun 9, 2007
    Ray without question and I'm not even a fan
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  6. AngryBirds

    AngryBirds Member Full Member

    Sep 3, 2022
    Floyd. He has cat-like reflexes, one of the best ring IQs there ever was, incredibly accurate at landing flush hits and obviously superbly good defense. Not to mention work ethic and ability to analyze his opponents for weaknesses. SRR was quite inventive for his time and a master at switching up styles to get the advantage over his opponent, but I don't think he is quite as good as Floyd who is comes to who is better skilled.

    Frankly I'd rate very few boxers above Floyd when it comes to who is the best boxer.
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  7. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 27, 2005
    I'm gonna go out on a limb and ease toward SRL.
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  8. mirexxa

    mirexxa Heavyweight Champ banned Full Member

    Jan 21, 2022
    H2H? SRL and it shouldn't even be a question
  9. thistle

    thistle Boxing Addict Full Member

    Dec 21, 2016
    they are Both Great Fighters.

    PBF would be no cakewalk, but I believe SRL would beat him more often than not... that also means very little and takes nothing away from the fact that they are Both Greats.

    I personally don't like either of them, I used to like Ray for his 1st Class Boxing ability, but he really turned into a smuck vain put off. Floyd, well he and Roy and wannabe Floyd, Broner, are all cut from the same arrogant very dislikable stupidity.
  10. Cobra33

    Cobra33 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Feb 2, 2006
    I dont know how this could even go up or become a debate.

    Leonard beat an unbeaten Benitez. An unbeaten Hearns. An unbeaten Kalue. Beat Duran. Beat Hagler. And most of these fighters were in the prime years with the possible exception of Hagler.
  11. Greg Price99

    Greg Price99 Active Member Full Member

    Dec 17, 2018
    SRL beat the best fighters of the 2.

    Mayweather beat more very good/world ranked fighters and had better longevity.

    For me, it's close, but I voted SRL as edging it.
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  12. Stevie G

    Stevie G Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    Another vote for the Sugarman.

    Both men were clearly the number one of their era and were sublimely gifted but Ray gets my vote for two main reasons - He fought and beat a higher calibre of fighter on the whole and he was effective as the aggressor as well as a counter attacker. Mayweather was mainly the latter,imo.
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  13. northpaw

    northpaw Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jun 5, 2010
    Some of the people Ray beat, I do not think Floyd would beat. Hell, a couple of Ray's wins, I think would've stopped Floyd.

    Disclaimer: I'm a Floyd fan so this is objective without any hate intended.
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  14. ChrisJS

    ChrisJS Well-Known Member Full Member

    Sep 11, 2018
    Leonard by far.
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  15. Joeywill

    Joeywill Active Member Full Member

    Aug 2, 2021
    Who would you rate ahead of Floyd ?