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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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mrchitown
post May 22 2013, 02:08 PM
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I think the late Manny Steward summed it up perfectly, he can get the KO but he's more content with getting the rounds in the bank and getting the decision. If he would've kept at Cotto he would've been outta there in the 12th, Mosley was getting tattooed after that 2nd round and Floyd just starting picking his spots and banking the rounds.
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post May 23 2013, 08:04 PM
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QUOTE (mrchitown @ May 22 2013, 03:08 PM) *
I think the late Manny Steward summed it up perfectly, he can get the KO but he's more content with getting the rounds in the bank and getting the decision. If he would've kept at Cotto he would've been outta there in the 12th, Mosley was getting tattooed after that 2nd round and Floyd just starting picking his spots and banking the rounds.


Another good point. And heres another point. Mabe Mayweather trult takes pleasure in boxing. I mean he's the hardest working boxer in show biz. Everyone knows that. He works hard for 12 rounds. A KO here and there is fun but why shouldnt he do what he loves. I think Floyd takes pleasure in outboxing. You train for 12 rounds. Why not showoff in all 12 of them?
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post May 24 2013, 12:26 AM
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QUOTE (Marcus @ May 23 2013, 08:04 PM) *
Another good point. And heres another point. Mabe Mayweather trult takes pleasure in boxing. I mean he's the hardest working boxer in show biz. Everyone knows that. He works hard for 12 rounds. A KO here and there is fun but why shouldnt he do what he loves. I think Floyd takes pleasure in outboxing. You train for 12 rounds. Why not showoff in all 12 of them?


I had to sit back and just let what Steward said sink in, I think Floyd is more concerned with putting rounds in the bank and adding that next W. Most times he's up by so many points, why risk going for the KO and possibly getting laid out yourself. He's intelligent and Steward just further shined light on that. I do believe it's some fights he could've finished his opponent but going for that KO would have forced him to take a risk and he only takes calculated risks. The Guerrero fight is a prime example, he was circling the wrong way and tattoing Robert and Robert couldn't do shit about it. The man is a genius inside the ring

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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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