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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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post May 28 2013, 01:56 PM
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QUOTE (Gambit808 @ May 22 2013, 11:58 AM) *
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

Agree/Disagree with this post?

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?



Floyd is a very underrated puncher, Shane said that himself and many others as well too. I don't know where the notion that crept up saying he doesn't but one would be foolish to believe that he wouldn't finish you off if he got you reeling. Floyd still has power, the only thing I see is that he tends to play it a little bit safe when he should be off-loading combos-he chooses to potshot instead.

Often times I've seen fights of his where he has a fighter seriously hurt from one punch but doesn't come back immediately with a follow-up hook(s) or other punches that could bring the KOs we tend to want from him. People overlook the fact that Ortiz was 17lbs heavier than Floyd on the night that they fought and call it "suckerpunch" or whatever you want he knocked out the bigger man with basically one shot.

Before the Josesito comparisons go on concerning the VO fight, let's just get it one thing straight Ortiz jaw got broke because he had his mouth wide open in that fight, it wasn't all that with punching power because anyone can damn near break a person's jaw if the persons mouth is wide open.

If Sr would tell Jr to just let his hands go, then we'd see the KOs we want from him.
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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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