View Full Version : What fight from boxing's past would best describe Manny-Floyd if they ever fought?


Pessimistic
04-05-2011, 07:33 PM
Roberto Duran- Sugar Ray Leornard I (Pac)
Roberto Duran -Sugar Ray Leornard II (Floyd)
Meldrick Taylor-Julio Cesar Chavez I (Pac)
Thomas Hearns-Roberto Duran (Floyd)

fitefanSHO
04-05-2011, 07:36 PM
Roberto Duran-Sugar Ray Leonard I but with Leonard (Mayweather) winning.

NChristo
04-05-2011, 07:38 PM
None of those named, none of the styles match up with neither Pac or Floyd.

I'm not really sure which would describe, will probably start looking soon though to see, never thought about it really.

joseph5620
04-05-2011, 07:42 PM
Roberto Duran- Sugar Ray Leornard I (Pac)
Roberto Duran -Sugar Ray Leornard II (Floyd)
Meldrick Taylor-Julio Cesar Chavez I (Pac)
Thomas Hearns-Roberto Duran (Floyd)


I don't think those are similar at all. Actually I don't see a stylistic similarity with any of them. In terms of the magnitude I would say Leonard-Duran 1.

fitefanSHO
04-05-2011, 07:42 PM
Whitaker-Chavez :boxing:

Pessimistic
04-05-2011, 08:01 PM
Well, I picked Duran-Leornard I. Drinking all day and watching fights makes you get ideas. Even if they are not well thought out.

GrandpaBernard
04-05-2011, 08:29 PM
Roberto Duran- Sugar Ray Leornard I (Pac)
Roberto Duran -Sugar Ray Leornard II (Floyd)
Meldrick Taylor-Julio Cesar Chavez I (Pac)
Thomas Hearns-Roberto Duran (Floyd)

They had two way exchanges on the inside for the Leonard-Duran fights. manny can't fight on the inside at all.

Hearns-DUran, wtf?

Floyd's defense is too great to be Taylor and manny can't swarm like Chavez.

My choice is Hopkins-Trinidad. An American veteran beats down a beloved and overrated foreigner that is considered a hero to his countrymen. Tito was moving up in weight and wrecking people. Hopkins was established at the weight class. Floyd makes fun of filipinos and is called "racist", Bernard tosses the PR flag onto the ground.

Pessimistic
04-05-2011, 08:47 PM
I've been drinkin' all day and make weird comparisons. Don't hold it against me. Even if I've been drinking after watching those particular Duran fights and I can honestly say was he outclassed and sucked as far as winning his big fights outside of lightweight.

Wild Blue Yonda
04-05-2011, 09:07 PM
Hard to say, because Pacquiao's style is very unique. As Nacho Beristain said, "a style of Boxing that is not very clear."

Joeyzagz
04-05-2011, 09:47 PM
This comparison is awful and quite racist.

Pacquiao is the FASTER fighter. He should be billed as the speedster in all of your scenarios.

GrandpaBernard
04-05-2011, 09:52 PM
This comparison is awful and quite racist.

Pacquiao is the FASTER fighter. He should be billed as the speedster in all of your scenarios.It's not just about speed and race. If you look at his options, the black guy in each choice happens to have the better "boxing" skills. Floyd is a better "boxer" than manny.

manny might be fast but Floyd is clearly QUICKER.

Toney616
04-06-2011, 09:55 AM
Roberto Duran- Sugar Ray Leornard I (Pac)
Roberto Duran -Sugar Ray Leornard II (Floyd)
Meldrick Taylor-Julio Cesar Chavez I (Pac)
Thomas Hearns-Roberto Duran (Floyd)
James Toney vs Michael Nunn:
A defensive minded counter puncher vs a slick fast offensive minded southpaw
James Toney vs Roy Jones
A defensive minded counterpuncher vs a unorthodox fighter with great speed and power

joseph5620
04-06-2011, 05:18 PM
James Toney vs Michael Nunn:
A defensive minded counter puncher vs a slick fast offensive minded southpaw
James Toney vs Roy Jones
A defensive minded counterpuncher vs a unorthodox fighter with great speed and power

Toney was not a "defensive minded" counter puncher during the period when he fought Nunn or Jones. Far from it.

GF of Boxing
04-06-2011, 11:10 PM
To compare the match up between Mayweather and Pacquiao to past match ups will be hard for me to say, because the list of names you got there, they all have one thing in common....They all come to fight. I can't say that for a particular individual.