Wilfred Benitez vs Floyd Mayweather Jr: Who was better

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  1. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 52-0 banned Full Member

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    Nicolino Locche:
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  2. mrkoolkevin

    mrkoolkevin Never wrestle with pigs or argue with fools Full Member

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    Not sure I get it. You think Locche was that delusional?
     
  3. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 52-0 banned Full Member

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    Locche laughs at your claim.
     
  4. Mark Dunham

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    Floyd is undoubtedly better, His record proves it
     
  5. Mark Dunham

    Mark Dunham Active Member Full Member

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    DEFINITELY!
     
  6. jabber74

    jabber74 Member Full Member

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    It's true Benitez was in a better era, but I think Mayweather is the better fighter. It's true Benitez was the youngest champion but I don't revere him like many on here do. He had his moments but faded out fast.
     
  7. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    Youngest Champion in history. 3 division world champion. Fought in a vicious era.

    Didn't have longevity, probably from discipline or lack of training habits.

    How he is rated?
    I don't recall seeing Benitez in anyone's top 5 Welters. Maybe at Jr Welter he could be.

    I would say he was a very good/great boxer perhaps a notch below the elite alltime greats.
     
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  8. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    I agree. Floyd was quicker and I think sharper offensively. Faster hands.
     
  9. Brixton Bomber

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    I don't think May is anyone's top 5 at WW either.
     
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  10. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    Floyd was objectively better, or, for those who are fantasy driven and deeply yearn for the past, Benitez was better.
     
  11. THE BLADE 2

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  12. PernellSweetPea

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    Benitez had the misfortune of having to fight two of the fastest guys in the history of boxing Leonard and Hearns, and guys who could punch.. It is a pickem fight with Mayweather, but I would go with Wilfred. Duran, Hearns and Leonard are hard to compare to.
     
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  13. Kell Macabe

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    Benitez fought much better opposition and still made them miss shot after shot.