QUOTE (BrutUalBK @ Mar 10 2014, 07:03 PM)
Let's start backwards on your post:
What fighters Floyd "SORTA" avoids???
I disagree that Canelo lacked experience, dude has as many fights as Mayweather, he was made to look that way, look how he outclassed Mosley and Angulo and on top of that gave Trout a run for his money. You stating that Saul lacked experience sounds like an excuse not to give Mayweather his credit.
Young Mosley, old Mosley-either of them would've been beaten by Floyd because Shane did the same thing he has always done in the sport of boxing-his style never changed.
Zab-didn't do as well as people were making it seem as he did, go and re-watch that fight and see how Floyd made him expend his energy uselessly as Floyd Sr had already told his son that Judah was a Frontrunner (meaning he uses up his gas early and slows down quickly enough to be taken apart), we saw what happened by the end of the fight and he had about as much a chance of winning vs Floyd as Shane did and you see how he lost; Zab fouled out-hit the ballsack to avoid getting KO'd so I'm not sure why you thought this fight was even close.
For everyone you mentioned Saul, Zab and Shane you provided an excuse or some lame reasoning as to why you "thought" they had the better chance or didn't measure up, why not just add that up to Floyd's ability to take away their normal dominance over their previous opponents and give him the credit he deserves for being the one to exploit them??
Floyd has faced every style you can find in the sport of boxing and he has solved them all with relative ease for the most part, give us a description of a style he hasn't faced or mastered, if you cannot provide one then therein lies the proof that he is a boxing Savant.
First off i am a Mayweather fan. Im not trying to make any excuses for any of these guys.
Many boxers avoided the late Paul Williams, Floyd isn't alone there.
About Zab and Shane, i said had a chance, based on their speed and quickness. Floyd dismantled the both of them, i watched both fights several times. He took everything from them like he has done for sometime.
Zab knocked him down and Shane landed the hardest and cleanest shot ever on him.
I love to watch Floyd but he and his camp hand picked Guerrero, Ortiz, Marquez, Hatton, Baldomir and now Maidana.
Saul does have a bunch of fights but not many quality ones. Check his sheet.
Im not taking any credit away from Floyd Im saying he is at a point that he is so good that none of these guys pose a challenge anymore, and he knows this.
Like you're saying he has seen every style. He has a counter for just about everything we have seen.
Maidana may be a champ but regardless he is mediocre and will be dominated bad.
I cannot and probably will not be able to give a clear answer on if he is a Savant because nobody has ever placed him in trouble. His adjustments decimate the competition.
Were Roy and Ali both Savants?