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Jack 1000
post May 5 2013, 06:02 PM
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It would take a past legend to beat him from 147 to 154 and even that would not be easy. Today, can't see anyone beating Floyd. From the past, I would say Leonard could do it, probably Hearns as well. Duran, ONLY if he could show what he showed at Lightweight and the first Leonard fight. More than likely, it's a repeat of Duran quitting like in the second Leonard fight. Benitez might hold him to a draw. He kills Curry, Starling, Breland.

Robinson beats him because he was so good there is no second.

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post May 12 2013, 06:27 PM
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In a subject-response talk with RingTV.com, Hearns mulled how Mayweather and Pacquiao would fair against each other as well as against himself, Leonard, Hagler, Benitez and Duran.

Hearns' thoughts on Mayweather:

"Floyd Mayweather Jr. is an excellent fighter. I will give credit where credit is due. I can not take anything away from Floyd Mayweather.

"Floyd Mayweather is a very smart fighter in the ring. He feints well, and he punches pretty good. I mean he's pretty active while he's in there."

On how Mayweather and Pacquiao would do against himself, Leonard, Hagler, Benitez and Duran:

"I think that [Mayweather] would do pretty good. He's got good head movement and I can't put him down. ... I have to give him his props. He could last.

"Manny Pacquiao, I think that he's a pretty good fighter too. I think that he would do well. He would do OK. I think that he would do pretty good."

On what his strategy would be in a fight against Mayweather:

"Against me, I would have to respect him. I think that he could go the distance with me. I would have to out-think him and definitely out-jab him. He's a shorter man, so he can't get to me.

"I would have to keep the jab on him and keep him at a distance and force him to use his head movement all of the time. Somewhere down the line, I would probably hit him with a couple of right hands.

"I would probably get him with a good right hand if not an average right hand. If I was to go to the body, you know that might play into what he is probably trying to do strategically.

"I think that if I got closer to him trying to land a body shot, that would be what he wants. So I think that my best thing would be to stay on the outside and just box him. But I think that he could go the distance with me."

On his strategy against Pacquiao:

"He would definitely have to come to me. I would probably just box him and keep boxing him and look for the shot. Yeah, definitely, I would box him and look for the opening. I would give him a good boxing lesson. [Laughs.]"

On who would win between Mayweather and Pacquiao:

"I would say that it would be an awesome fight between the both of them, but I think that Floyd should win the fight. If Floyd does what he's supposed to do, then I think Floyd wins.

"If he doesn't, then Pacquiao will take over the fight. Manny Pacquiao comes to fight. That's all that he wants to do. But I think that the only way that Pacquiao could win is by knockout of Floyd.

"The way that Floyd is going to win is to out-box Manny Pacquiao and to make Manny Pacquiao fall apart."

On whether either Mayweather or Pacquiao could beat him:

"[Laughs.] Listen, they're good fighters, right? Can't take anything away from those guys. But you know anybody who was in my weight division, you know, I would give them hell.

"They would have to be really fighting hard and be ready to absorb a lot of punches to beat me. Because, you know, I ain't going to let anybody just come in and beat me."
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- Jack 1000   So Who Beats Floyd? Past or Present?   May 5 2013, 06:02 PM
- - hitman   robinson, duran, hearns and leonard. benitez woul...   May 5 2013, 06:35 PM
- - BrutUalBK   Hearns, Robinson and a Draw with Leonard but Duran...   May 5 2013, 06:58 PM
- - hitman   duran was not slow and was definitely not easy to ...   May 5 2013, 07:10 PM
|- - BrutUalBK   QUOTE (hitman @ May 5 2013, 07:10 PM) dur...   May 5 2013, 07:15 PM
|- - hitman   QUOTE (BrutUalBK @ May 5 2013, 08:15 PM) ...   May 5 2013, 07:40 PM
||- - BrutUalBK   QUOTE (hitman @ May 5 2013, 07:40 PM) dur...   May 5 2013, 10:13 PM
||- - hitman   QUOTE (BrutUalBK @ May 5 2013, 11:13 PM) ...   May 6 2013, 01:33 PM
||- - BrutUalBK   QUOTE (hitman @ May 6 2013, 01:33 PM) Doe...   May 7 2013, 05:39 PM
|- - hitman   QUOTE (BrutUalBK @ May 5 2013, 07:15 PM) ...   May 7 2013, 06:58 PM
|- - BrutUalBK   QUOTE (hitman @ May 7 2013, 06:58 PM) ...   May 7 2013, 07:58 PM
|- - hitman   QUOTE (BrutUalBK @ May 7 2013, 07:58 PM) ...   May 7 2013, 08:14 PM
|- - BrutUalBK   QUOTE (hitman @ May 7 2013, 08:14 PM) ...   May 7 2013, 08:56 PM
- - Plah   SRR, Hearns, Forrest, The Hawk. I think he outp...   May 5 2013, 08:43 PM
- - checkleft   I think hearns length would be troublesome, I like...   May 5 2013, 10:44 PM
- - Jack 1000   I do think Pryor and a prime Arguello would have b...   May 5 2013, 11:34 PM
|- - BrutUalBK   QUOTE (Jack 1000 @ May 5 2013, 11:34 PM) ...   May 5 2013, 11:53 PM
- - The Original MrFactor   Leonard, Hearns, Duran, 2006's Paul Williams, ...   May 6 2013, 12:31 AM
- - sduck   The problem with these kinds of matchmaking is tha...   May 6 2013, 03:15 AM
- - mitukczuk   The best defense of Pryor was his "i don...   May 6 2013, 03:32 AM
|- - Cshel86   QUOTE (mitukczuk @ May 6 2013, 04:32 AM) ...   May 6 2013, 03:10 PM
|- - Hotsauce   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ May 6 2013, 03:10 PM) Hm...   May 7 2013, 05:32 AM
|- - Cshel86   QUOTE (Hotsauce @ May 7 2013, 06:32 AM) h...   May 7 2013, 11:53 AM
|- - Hotsauce   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ May 7 2013, 11:53 AM) Re...   May 7 2013, 03:14 PM
- - Jovi   Marvin hagler- Anyone who steps in the ring with M...   May 6 2013, 06:12 AM
- - mgrover   can't see any of the current young guns beatin...   May 6 2013, 06:37 AM
|- - happygocampy   I agree with Robinson no doubt, i also like Duran ...   May 6 2013, 11:56 AM
- - daprofessor   the duran that beat leonard is the first guy that ...   May 6 2013, 02:45 PM
- - mrchitown   Aint no present fighter beating him As far as pas...   May 7 2013, 03:35 AM
|- - BrutUalBK   QUOTE (mrchitown @ May 7 2013, 03:35 AM) ...   May 7 2013, 06:12 AM
||- - mrchitown   QUOTE (BrutUalBK @ May 7 2013, 06:12 AM) ...   May 7 2013, 11:55 PM
||- - BrutUalBK   QUOTE (mrchitown @ May 7 2013, 11:55 PM) ...   May 8 2013, 03:27 PM
||- - daprofessor   QUOTE (BrutUalBK @ May 8 2013, 04:27 PM) ...   May 8 2013, 08:58 PM
|||- - BrutUalBK   QUOTE (daprofessor @ May 8 2013, 08:58 PM...   May 8 2013, 09:37 PM
||- - mrchitown   QUOTE (BrutUalBK @ May 8 2013, 03:27 PM) ...   May 9 2013, 01:14 AM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (mrchitown @ May 7 2013, 04:35 AM) ...   May 7 2013, 02:35 PM
|- - Jack 1000   QUOTE (daprofessor @ May 7 2013, 02:35 PM...   May 7 2013, 05:12 PM
- - sduck   These are some good studies, may have a couple of ...   May 7 2013, 07:05 AM
- - hitman   i thought oscar looked his best vs. trinidad. his...   May 7 2013, 05:15 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (hitman @ May 7 2013, 06:15 PM) i t...   May 7 2013, 06:58 PM
|- - hitman   QUOTE (daprofessor @ May 7 2013, 06:58 PM...   May 7 2013, 07:00 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (hitman @ May 7 2013, 08:00 PM) you...   May 7 2013, 07:13 PM
- - hitman   if you don't think duran had defense then you ...   May 7 2013, 05:51 PM
|- - BrutUalBK   QUOTE (hitman @ May 7 2013, 05:51 PM) if ...   May 7 2013, 06:21 PM
- - hitman   funny how a guy with no defense would be featured ...   May 7 2013, 06:32 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (hitman @ May 7 2013, 07:32 PM) fun...   May 7 2013, 06:51 PM
|- - BrutUalBK   QUOTE (hitman @ May 7 2013, 06:32 PM) fun...   May 7 2013, 06:55 PM
- - Dolimite   You guys are sick! Only Manny Pacquiao can bea...   May 7 2013, 06:52 PM
- - hitman   no defense whatsoever...lack of D....too easy to h...   May 7 2013, 09:05 PM
|- - BrutUalBK   QUOTE (hitman @ May 7 2013, 09:05 PM) no ...   May 7 2013, 09:31 PM
- - sduck   I'm looking at the tapes and I think Duran wou...   May 9 2013, 04:21 AM
- - neophyte7   I agree with you that a prepared and focused Duran...   May 9 2013, 09:25 AM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (neophyte7 @ May 9 2013, 10:25 AM) ...   May 9 2013, 08:08 PM
- - neophyte7   QUOTE (daprofessor @ May 9 2013, 09:08 PM...   May 9 2013, 09:23 PM
- - Jack 1000   Some past legends may give Floyd problems, As Flo...   May 10 2013, 12:11 AM
- - neophyte7   QUOTE (Jack 1000 @ May 10 2013, 01:11 AM)...   May 10 2013, 07:26 AM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (neophyte7 @ May 10 2013, 08:26 AM)...   May 10 2013, 04:13 PM
- - mgrover   The reason Floyd is on such another level I person...   May 10 2013, 04:17 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (mgrover @ May 10 2013, 05:17 PM) T...   May 10 2013, 04:19 PM
|- - mgrover   QUOTE (daprofessor @ May 10 2013, 10:19 P...   May 10 2013, 04:38 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (mgrover @ May 10 2013, 05:38 PM) Y...   May 10 2013, 07:09 PM
|- - Jack 1000   QUOTE (daprofessor @ May 10 2013, 07:09 P...   May 10 2013, 10:31 PM
|- - BrutUalBK   QUOTE (Jack 1000 @ May 10 2013, 10:31 PM)...   May 11 2013, 09:00 AM
- - scdrking2   People can not like him for various reasons, but g...   May 10 2013, 04:47 PM
- - BrutUalBK   In a subject-response talk with RingTV.com, Hearns...   May 12 2013, 06:27 PM
- - neophyte7   Man that was an awesome read. Much respect to Tomm...   May 12 2013, 08:51 PM
- - Genius   Unless those fighters agree to random blood and ur...   May 14 2013, 02:19 AM
- - mgrover   I can't see PAC competing in that era at that ...   May 14 2013, 06:04 AM
- - neophyte7   QUOTE (mgrover @ May 14 2013, 07:04 AM) I...   May 14 2013, 09:25 AM
- - MaxPayne   I'm going to consider the following fighters: ...   May 14 2013, 09:56 AM
- - sduck   QUOTE (MaxPayne @ May 14 2013, 09:56 AM) ...   May 15 2013, 12:55 PM


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