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> A KO would be nice..., Floyd Mayweather
Gambit808
post May 22 2013, 11:58 AM
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Not saying he has to, or that he needs much more to prove in order to justictify his place as the greatest of this era. But can you imagine how much more money, how much more power, how much more respect he'd acquire had he finish off Cotto, Guerrero, Mosley, Marquez, De La Hoya when he had them all hurt. I doubt the whole Mayweather-Pacquiao dream fight would be much of a 9th wonder of the boxing general world. IMO along with his skill-set that we know him by today, there wouldn't be room for any dispute when ever you brought his name up because he'd be the complete package. Again, don't get me wrong, Mayweather has it all... Or almost. That one thing he lacks ever since jumping to WW and which I believe is a reason he even started fighting guys toe 2 toe, is for a better win KO%, which if he was able to produce against those for 5 names, would bring him much more fortune and fame. #wishfulthinking

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Also, if Mayweather was a power puncher along with the skill-set he already has, would that put him above most, if not all past greats?
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post May 22 2013, 12:09 PM
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I think the way he's been finishing fights is fine, seriously. Can you imagine how much ridicule he'd receive if he knocked all of those guys out? If he had knocked any of these guys, I think he would've received the most credit for stopping Mosley, since we've yet to see that happen.

Other than that, he'd really appear to be the "cherry picker" that most perceive him to be. I'm glad that he doesn't have much power, so now he doesn't have to worry about it leaving him when he gets older. Imagine how good of a boxer Mosley would've been, had he had less power.

To me, the less power, the more concentration on other areas of your fighting style. Usually, guys with power will rely on it, and get frustrated if they cant land. Ultimately, they're stuck looking goofy while the guy with less power (or the guy who was able to withstand their power), outworks them.
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post May 22 2013, 12:29 PM
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QUOTE (Cshel86 @ May 22 2013, 01:09 PM) *
I think the way he's been finishing fights is fine, seriously. Can you imagine how much ridicule he'd receive if he knocked all of those guys out? If he had knocked any of these guys, I think he would've received the most credit for stopping Mosley, since we've yet to see that happen.

Other than that, he'd really appear to be the "cherry picker" that most perceive him to be. I'm glad that he doesn't have much power, so now he doesn't have to worry about it leaving him when he gets older. Imagine how good of a boxer Mosley would've been, had he had less power.

To me, the less power, the more concentration on other areas of your fighting style. Usually, guys with power will rely on it, and get frustrated if they cant land. Ultimately, they're stuck looking goofy while the guy with less power (or the guy who was able to withstand their power), outworks them.

Good Point C, though I think he would've gotten some form of credit with Oscar being that, that was Floyd's first trip to that weight, but all n all, can't argue this.
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- Gambit808   A KO would be nice...   May 22 2013, 11:58 AM
- - Cshel86   I think the way he's been finishing fights is ...   May 22 2013, 12:09 PM
|- - Gambit808   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ May 22 2013, 01:09 PM) I...   May 22 2013, 12:29 PM
|- - duwdu   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ May 22 2013, 01:09 PM) I...   May 22 2013, 03:44 PM
|- - Marcus   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ May 22 2013, 01:09 PM) I...   May 23 2013, 07:59 PM
- - mgrover   Meh I don't think he needs it. I mean he pushe...   May 22 2013, 12:15 PM
- - Dolimite   KO's don't make your legacy that much grea...   May 22 2013, 12:20 PM
|- - duwdu   QUOTE (Dolimite @ May 22 2013, 01:20 PM) ...   May 22 2013, 03:57 PM
- - neophyte7   Stopping shane would have been big for Mayweather ...   May 22 2013, 01:33 PM
- - mrchitown   I think the late Manny Steward summed it up perfec...   May 22 2013, 02:08 PM
|- - Marcus   QUOTE (mrchitown @ May 22 2013, 03:08 PM)...   May 23 2013, 08:04 PM
|- - mrchitown   QUOTE (Marcus @ May 23 2013, 08:04 PM) An...   May 24 2013, 12:26 AM
- - BoxingEinstein   If Floyds power from his lighter weight days would...   May 22 2013, 04:02 PM
- - Cshel86   QUOTE (Gambit808 @ May 22 2013, 01:29 PM)...   May 22 2013, 04:02 PM
|- - duwdu   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ May 22 2013, 05:02 PM) S...   May 22 2013, 04:39 PM
- - mgrover   On the other hand KOing someone whose never been s...   May 22 2013, 07:03 PM
- - Franchize   I personally think he took his foot off the gas on...   May 23 2013, 12:26 AM
- - neophyte7   It all boils down to Floyd being a fighter that is...   May 24 2013, 10:00 AM
|- - mrchitown   QUOTE (neophyte7 @ May 24 2013, 10:00 AM)...   May 24 2013, 08:31 PM
- - sduck   Mayweather stopped being a KO artist way long ago,...   May 26 2013, 05:01 PM
- - Franchize   I think it also comes down to the fact that I can...   May 26 2013, 09:14 PM
- - neophyte7   QUOTE (Franchize @ May 26 2013, 10:14 PM)...   May 27 2013, 09:56 AM
- - BrutUalBK   QUOTE (Gambit808 @ May 22 2013, 11:58 AM)...   May 28 2013, 01:56 PM
- - daprofessor   QUOTE (BrutUalBK @ May 28 2013, 01:56 PM)...   May 28 2013, 02:04 PM
- - mrchitown   QUOTE (daprofessor @ May 28 2013, 02:04 P...   May 29 2013, 12:40 AM
- - BrutUalBK   QUOTE (daprofessor @ May 28 2013, 02:04 P...   May 31 2013, 02:42 PM


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