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> Mayweather Against Past Greats: Leonard, Hearns, and Duran, Set at Welterweight.
Jack 1000
post Nov 4 2011, 12:47 PM
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Mayweather vs. Hearns: Because of Tommy's power, there is a chance that he could hurt Floyd early and test him within the first four rounds. In which Hearns would have had the right hand to shock the world. Picture that if Judah was able to drop Floyd and what Mosley might have done if he had not been too nice in letting Floyd of the hook in that 2nd round. Tommy could blitz, Make it a 30% shot.

But from round 5 on, it's all Floyd. Hearns, despite his incredible boxing ability and power, often did not react well to being hit. Leonard, the best boxer Tommy ever fought was no great puncher and you saw that he had Hearns hurt in both of their fights. Floyd would pick and roll, use the elbows and would begin to find the range and take a close but unanimous decision. Maybe split, if there are knockdowns early scored by Hearns, that is IF Floyd could get by those first four rounds.

Mayweather vs. Duran: Duran's greatest was at lightweight and the first Leonard fight, and he would have to be at his Leonard I peek to beat Floyd on a decision. He could be like Castillo in the first fight. I would put that chance at 45%. HOWEVER, 55% says Floyd gets in Duran's head like Leonard did in the second Duran fight. A better chance is New Orleans all over again with Duran quitting as Floyd does what he wants and Duran's mind games go nowhere.

Mayweather vs. Leonard: A mastermind chess game with great boxing, combinations, and agility from both. Floyd is very good, but this time, he has found a grand master in Leonard who just does a little better, a little sharper in most of the rounds. It would be like Leonard-Hagler with Floyd being Hagler, where he just could not get off quite as well as Leonard, but it's very close. A hotly debated split decision goes to Ray, and Floyd complains about the loss when the topic is brought up, just like Hagler did against Leonard.

What are your calls?

Jack
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bosco
post Nov 4 2011, 07:50 PM
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I'm a die hard Mayweather fan but Hearns beats Floyd. You have to be real aggressive to beat Hearns and Floyd ain't that aggressive. The size and the jab would be too much and the right hand...we all know about Hearns right hand. Plus Hearns can flat out box.
Floyd neutralizes Duran for a ud win.
Leonard wins by decision. Too many flurries and plus Leonard knew how to look the part. He knew how to look like he was winning. De La Hoya lost by split decision to Floyd off aggression alone and I think Leonard schools Oscar. Floyd is the man but those fighters in the 80's were a different monster.
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