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BoxingEinstein
post Dec 20 2011, 03:39 PM
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Hello, Today will be the start of my new series called Fantasy Fights. I will start with tactical and precise fights that won't likely happen. Have at it?

Floyd Mayweather vs a 147 Andre Ward

This match up intrigued as I watched Ward vs Froch, Ward fought like Floyd did against Mosley. Fighting in the pocket, throwing close and hard hooks to the head and body. Dodging punches within punching distances using reflexes and timing. Also countering jabs by stepping outside or ducking under with jabs to the body.

I think both have similarities and there is no doubt that Ward obviously watches Floyd's fights and learns some things from him. Also Ward has came out openly stating that Mayweather is his favourite fighter. Ward relies on speed, foot speed, reflexes, his defense, and his ability to nullify his opponents greatest assets hmm...sounds like another boxer we all love and hate doesn't it. Ward does it differently he relies more so on reflexes to get in and dodge than timing like Mayweather does.

Ward reminds me of the Mayweather of now, the counter punching style i call it "Controlled Aggression" which uses timing, reflexes, stepping outside to counter over jabs and hooks while maintaining within punching distances or phonebooth.

Mayweather on the other hand relies on his timing, ability to analyze and figure his opponents out then adapt, reflexes and hand speed to beat opponents.
I see the fight being one of Mayweathers most difficult if not his hardest fight to win. Mayweather hasn't fought an opponent who's fast on his feet, who has premier reflexes, who has good timing, has a good great jab, and while able to nullify opponents best weapons.

It would not be a slug fest but I see some fireworks here and there and it heading to the scorecards. I also like to add Ward hasn't faced an opponent as good as Floyd is.

Ward has never faced an opponent who can fight just as great on the outside and inside, adapt, who has a great jab, counter puncher, and an overall close to flawless skill set.
It would be a tough fight for both but I see Floyd winning a close UD since he has the most experience and is a better adapter plus inside fighter than Ward. What do ya think?
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post Dec 20 2011, 05:35 PM
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You need a Roy Jones type fighter to beat Floyd, in other words, they possess other worldly speed, power, and skill (this is where Pacquiao falls short) . Andre Ward is great, but his skill is not as fluid or natural as Floyd's. They are both cerebral fighters, but Floyd's ring IQ is probably the highest ever. I envision a fight where Floyd is able to make the proper adjustments to pull out a competitive UD.
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- BoxingEinstein   Andre Ward vs Floyd Mayweather @ 147 Who Wins?   Dec 20 2011, 03:39 PM
- - streetlion1   QUOTE (BoxingEinstein @ Dec 20 2011, 02:3...   Dec 20 2011, 04:02 PM
|- - BoxingEinstein   QUOTE (streetlion1 @ Dec 20 2011, 04:02 P...   Dec 20 2011, 04:06 PM
|- - streetlion1   QUOTE (BoxingEinstein @ Dec 20 2011, 03:0...   Dec 20 2011, 04:30 PM
- - Aware   You need a Roy Jones type fighter to beat Floyd, i...   Dec 20 2011, 05:35 PM
|- - bnoles4life   QUOTE (Aware @ Dec 20 2011, 06:35 PM) You...   Dec 20 2011, 05:45 PM
- - wolterb   At this point in Ward's career he has shown ve...   Dec 20 2011, 06:13 PM
- - mgrover   it would be mayweather fighting mayweather since w...   Dec 20 2011, 09:07 PM
- - Cshel86   I would give this to Floyd, just slightly though. ...   Dec 20 2011, 09:08 PM
- - daprofessor   andre ward at 147!?   Dec 20 2011, 11:37 PM
- - Box in Hand   Floyd wins but I would love to see how he handles ...   Dec 21 2011, 05:10 AM
|- - Watkins73   QUOTE (Box in Hand @ Dec 21 2011, 05:10 A...   Dec 21 2011, 11:49 AM
- - Cshel86   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Dec 20 2011, 11:37 P...   Dec 21 2011, 10:44 AM
- - kingknockout   delete   Dec 21 2011, 11:34 AM
- - sduck   Floyd will win every round in a competitive boxing...   Dec 21 2011, 12:19 PM
- - bnoles4life   Ward would get the hell turned out of him. I like...   Dec 21 2011, 12:35 PM
- - mrwigi   Floyd hands down.. The 1st few rounds would probab...   Dec 22 2011, 08:01 AM
- - PrfPmp   Obviously this could never be a fight at 147 or 16...   Dec 25 2011, 12:19 PM


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