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Duran: In My Era, Mayweather Would Have Been Ordinary

By Elisinio Castillo

Legendary hall-of-famer Roberto "Hands of Stone" Duran does not believe Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26KOs) would have been a force in his era, when fighters like Marvin Hagler, Thomas Hearns, Sugar Ray Leonard and Wilfred Benitez were on top. He says Mayweather would have been "just another guy in the bunch."

Duran is not impressed with Mayweather's level of competition, stating that there is no comparison between the top contenders of today and the fighters who ruled from junior welterweight to middleweight 30 years ago. Duran said Mayweather should have a loss on his record from the first fight with Jose Luis Castillo and he scored the fight with Oscar De La Hoya as a draw.

"The problem right now is that Mayweather is fighting in an era where there are no real boxers. We knew that kind of style, we were familar with it. We were used to fighting those kind of boxers," Duran stated.

Mayweather has made comments in the past where he claims to be "the best fighter in the history of the sport." On September 14th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Mayweather will face WBC/WBA junior middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez at a catch-weight of 152-pounds.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by The Big Dunn on 08-05-2013

[QUOTE=BennyST;13620165]Literal or not, what do you feel Floyd did better as a pro? Or what do you feel made him better than Breland? He had a great trainer that taught him well, but Floyd never put it all together in…

Comment by The Big Dunn on 08-05-2013

[QUOTE=junior gong;13620143]Lets see if this goes in at the third time of asking.... I have wasted far to long in the past entering into what you bizarrely call a 'debate'. Its pointless, and not because you know what you're talking…

Comment by BennyST on 08-05-2013

[QUOTE=Arakawa Dunn;13620095]I will make it more clear for the literal interpreters. FLoyd sr was better than breland IMO. [B]The floyd sr that got killed by SRL would have beaten Breland at his best. Floyd sr's out of the ring exploits…

Comment by junior gong on 08-05-2013

[QUOTE=Arakawa Dunn;13620102]Once again you post about me rather than defend your argument. You do this with everyone so its not a surprise. It's either name calling or "well I wont debate because blah, blah":. cut the bull****. You wont enter…

Comment by The Big Dunn on 08-05-2013

[QUOTE=prinzemanspopa;13620105]Perez never even fought Chavez. And what's his other option? Maintaining distance against a boxer with impeccable timing and precision like Curry? [/QUOTE] right. I was thinking rojas. He's definitely not going to stand in…

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