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> Is he better now or then?? Is his legs gone?? (Floyd Mayweather), Did he lose a step or two?? You be the Judge
BrutUalBK
post Feb 12 2013, 06:03 PM
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Many people say that Floyd is better today than he was years ago but honestly I must say that the younger, faster Floyd got hit far less than he does today and I know that makes for a more action-packed/competitive bout because he's taking more risks standing in the pocket and trading but he never got hit as much when he was using his legs more.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK9en6g9JTQ <<<His Defensive abilities

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK9en6g9JTQ <<<His Offensive abilities


Though the uneducated casual observer (those who do not know the difference between Boxing and Brawling) would say he was a Runner, I still favored his earlier style using his legs to box and not get hit than I do the more Crowd Pleasing Style today.

So, is he better today or then? Or did he lose a step or two??

Your thoughts???
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mitukczuk
post Feb 13 2013, 04:04 AM
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I don't understand how this can even be an issue to some people. Hes 36 goddamn years old, of course he is not "running" around the ring like he used to, of course his reflexes are slower etc.
What is more important to me is the way how he adapted to his body getting older. He is not trying to outrun father time and do all the "running" as if he was in his 20s. He uses his upper body more, stands in the pocket more and exploits his opponent's weaknesses better. You can still count noticeable and big punches that hit him throughout the WHOLE fight on one hand.

That to me is much more interesting than his legs POSSIBLY getting shut. I believe that he could still use them for 15 rounds if he wanted or was forced to. His training regimen is second to none. (B-Hop comes to mind though).

Not many fighters can adapt to the schedule of father time.

I am a fan of Floyd so I may be a little bit biased. But I have never seen somebodys legs being discussed as much as Floyds....as if his legs were the only one in the world (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)

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post Feb 13 2013, 10:14 AM
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QUOTE (mitukczuk @ Feb 13 2013, 04:04 AM) *
I don't understand how this can even be an issue to some people. Hes 36 goddamn years old, of course he is not "running" around the ring like he used to, of course his reflexes are slower etc.
What is more important to me is the way how he adapted to his body getting older. He is not trying to outrun father time and do all the "running" as if he was in his 20s. He uses his upper body more, stands in the pocket more and exploits his opponent's weaknesses better. You can still count noticeable and big punches that hit him throughout the WHOLE fight on one hand.

That to me is much more interesting than his legs POSSIBLY getting shut. I believe that he could still use them for 15 rounds if he wanted or was forced to. His training regimen is second to none. (B-Hop comes to mind though).

Not many fighters can adapt to the schedule of father time.

I am a fan of Floyd so I may be a little bit biased. But I have never seen somebodys legs being discussed as much as Floyds....as if his legs were the only one in the world (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)



While I agree with your post, and I'm a big Floyd fan too (and may be somewhat biased) I do try to be realistic though which is why I asked the question. I'm not saying that Floyd is totally immobile or not able to move for a couple of rounds if he had to but in essence we all know he's slowed down a lot due to age, but honestly though I know his training regimen is second to none still we have to acknowledge that while he still gets hit not as much as most fighters that he does tend to take more punishment now that he doesn't use his legs as much.

FYI, I would never have referred to his previous style as "running", I thought he used his legs/footwork superbly and that enabled him to hit and not be hit better than any fighter I've ever seen>>>>including the greats SRR and SRL.
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- BrutUalBK   Is he better now or then?? Is his legs gone?? (Floyd Mayweather)   Feb 12 2013, 06:03 PM
- - mgrover   we'll see in the Guererro fight if his legs ar...   Feb 12 2013, 06:31 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (mgrover @ Feb 12 2013, 07:31 PM) w...   Feb 12 2013, 06:44 PM
|- - BrutUalBK   QUOTE (mgrover @ Feb 12 2013, 06:31 PM) w...   Feb 12 2013, 07:52 PM
- - pimpfighterROQ   Well he is 36 now. That is old in boxing standards...   Feb 12 2013, 07:04 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (pimpfighterROQ @ Feb 12 2013, 08:0...   Feb 12 2013, 07:31 PM
- - checkleft   QUOTE (BrutUalBK @ Feb 12 2013, 06:03 PM)...   Feb 12 2013, 09:35 PM
|- - BrutUalBK   QUOTE (checkleft @ Feb 12 2013, 09:35 PM)...   Feb 13 2013, 10:04 AM
- - mrchitown   I don't know if I'd say his legs are gone,...   Feb 12 2013, 09:59 PM
|- - BrutUalBK   QUOTE (mrchitown @ Feb 12 2013, 09:59 PM)...   Feb 13 2013, 10:06 AM
- - checkleft   QUOTE (mrchitown @ Feb 12 2013, 09:59 PM)...   Feb 13 2013, 01:15 AM
- - mitukczuk   I don't understand how this can even be an iss...   Feb 13 2013, 04:04 AM
|- - mgrover   QUOTE (mitukczuk @ Feb 13 2013, 09:04 AM)...   Feb 13 2013, 08:20 AM
||- - BrutUalBK   QUOTE (mgrover @ Feb 13 2013, 08:20 AM) I...   Feb 13 2013, 10:01 AM
|- - BrutUalBK   QUOTE (mitukczuk @ Feb 13 2013, 04:04 AM)...   Feb 13 2013, 10:14 AM
- - Cshel86   I'm almost convinced that Floyd fans are makin...   Feb 13 2013, 12:41 PM
|- - BrutUalBK   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Feb 13 2013, 12:41 PM) 1...   Feb 13 2013, 02:16 PM
||- - bnoles4life   QUOTE (BrutUalBK @ Feb 13 2013, 02:16 PM)...   Feb 14 2013, 08:36 AM
|- - bnoles4life   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Feb 13 2013, 12:41 PM) I...   Feb 14 2013, 08:47 AM
|- - Cshel86   QUOTE (bnoles4life @ Feb 14 2013, 08:47 A...   Feb 14 2013, 09:12 AM
|- - bnoles4life   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Feb 14 2013, 09:12 AM) L...   Feb 18 2013, 10:00 AM
- - daprofessor   i'll echo what someone else said...of course h...   Feb 13 2013, 02:05 PM
- - Dolimite   If he fights toe to toe he is losing his legs, if ...   Feb 13 2013, 10:11 PM
- - Cshel86   QUOTE (BrutUalBK @ Feb 13 2013, 02:16 PM)...   Feb 14 2013, 09:05 AM
|- - Dolimite   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Feb 14 2013, 09:05 AM) I...   Feb 14 2013, 08:18 PM
- - The Original MrFactor   The Mayweather that beat the snot out of Diego Cor...   Feb 15 2013, 03:10 PM
|- - BrutUalBK   QUOTE (The Original MrFactor @ Feb 15 2013, 0...   Feb 15 2013, 11:07 PM
|- - bnoles4life   QUOTE (BrutUalBK @ Feb 15 2013, 11:07 PM)...   Feb 19 2013, 12:31 PM
|- - BrutUalBK   QUOTE (bnoles4life @ Feb 19 2013, 12:31 P...   Feb 19 2013, 05:54 PM
- - neophyte7   Last I checked Floyd had both of his legs... when ...   Feb 18 2013, 07:52 PM
- - checkleft   His legs were great in the Shane fight. Watch the ...   Feb 18 2013, 09:20 PM
- - MaxPayne   I don't buy this. He was using his wheels in...   Feb 19 2013, 06:11 AM
|- - bnoles4life   QUOTE (MaxPayne @ Feb 19 2013, 06:11 AM) ...   Feb 19 2013, 12:26 PM
- - neophyte7   In boxing you don't need foot speed. You need ...   Feb 19 2013, 12:03 PM
|- - bnoles4life   QUOTE (neophyte7 @ Feb 19 2013, 12:03 PM)...   Feb 19 2013, 12:27 PM
- - sduck   Nope, nope, nope, and...NOPE! The only clear ...   Feb 22 2013, 07:23 AM
|- - BrutUalBK   QUOTE (sduck @ Feb 22 2013, 07:23 AM) Nop...   Feb 22 2013, 06:44 PM
|- - Dolimite   QUOTE (BrutUalBK @ Feb 22 2013, 03:44 PM)...   Feb 22 2013, 07:25 PM
|- - sduck   QUOTE (BrutUalBK @ Feb 22 2013, 06:44 PM)...   Feb 22 2013, 09:46 PM
|- - Dolimite   QUOTE (sduck @ Feb 22 2013, 06:46 PM) I...   Feb 23 2013, 12:21 AM
|- - BrutUalBK   QUOTE (sduck @ Feb 22 2013, 09:46 PM) 1. ...   Feb 23 2013, 04:58 AM
|- - sduck   QUOTE (BrutUalBK @ Feb 23 2013, 04:58 AM)...   Feb 23 2013, 07:54 AM
- - checkleft   The reason he might have looked feather fisted in ...   Feb 23 2013, 11:17 AM


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