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Floyd Mayweather Jnr v Thomas Hearns @147lbs


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Im a massive fan of PBF the boxer Jab. The guy just doesnt get hit very often. Though Hearns was very big at the weight, a little like willams. PBF is not a huge Welter..

 

Infact id go as far as to say Floyd would never of took the fight as he isnt the bigger man mlol/ Floyd Would havge to be on the very very top of his hame to beat Tommy

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Im a massive fan of PBF the boxer Jab. The guy just doesnt get hit very often. Though Hearns was very big at the weight, a little like willams. PBF is not a huge Welter..

 

Infact id go as far as to say Floyd would never of took the fight as he isnt the bigger man mlol/ Floyd Would havge to be on the very very top of his hame to beat Tommy

 

I couldn't agree more mate, Hearns would have been all wrong for Floyd.

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Hearns KO early, probably ALOT like the Duran KO. Hearns ability to zero-in about 4 or 5 explosive long distance right hands, having been set up by his raking jab and patent left uppercut/hook to the body would give PBF nightmares while it lasted.
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Never pick a fighter that's never been KOed or remotely close to KOed, to be KOed. Especially a fighter that's simultaneously a defensive genius. Best defensive fighter Hearns ever faced was probably Benitez. He went the distance. He goes the distance with Floyd.
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Never pick a fighter that's never been KOed or remotely close to KOed, to be KOed. Especially a fighter that's simultaneously a defensive genius. Best defensive fighter Hearns ever faced was probably Benitez. He went the distance. He goes the distance with Floyd.

 

good point... thinking more about it i think floyd goes the distance too

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Obama does make a good point- I can't really ever think of Floyd being in any serious trouble...its just that Hearns has SO MUCH power and boxing skills/savvy and that reach...and yet I think (from memory) that Benitiez did give Tommy alot of trouble...

I'll have to watch it again, I ssupect Tommy may have elected to just 'box' Benitez- out of frustration or tactically- we'll see.

 

Does anyone think it matters that 'el radar' was a different kind of defensive fighter, in that he slipped shots in the classical sense rather than rolls with them...?

I only mention this because having your opponent slipping your shots expertly is so much more frustrating than having the opponent roll with them- where at least you generally get some contact...mabye this had an affect on Benitez taking Tommy the full 15 rounds.

I bring this up because I'd expect Benitez to be a much more frustrating opponent defensivly to deal with than Floyd (who of course has much betters offensive skills), so if Tommy did just 'box' Wilfred after a certain point, perhaps because he could't tag 'el radar'- does this mean he'd do only as well against PBF.

 

Who knows, I know I don't, but I'll watch Hearns- Benitez and see how/why it went 15. I do know Benitez frustrated the F*** out of Duran, he had that ability to slip by the barest margin, best seen in Nicolino Locche, that can really sap a fighters confidence, and affect their workrate & stamina. PBF doesn't really do that that I can recall, or does he?

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