View Full Version : Aaron Pryor vs todays LWW


I am tyler
06-14-2011, 03:34 PM
How do you think he would fair against the best of the division today. Just wanting to hear your opinions on how he would do against whoever. He is regarded as one of the best LWW's of all time so would it be fair to say he decimates all of them??

project xxx1
06-14-2011, 03:44 PM
he would smash every single one of them and then go to 147 and prob beat everyone there aswel

I am tyler
06-14-2011, 03:47 PM
You reckon? I think Mayweather would beat him. Not sure about Pacquiao. Do you think he would struggle against any of todays LWW.

The Surgeon
06-14-2011, 03:59 PM
He completely and utterly RUNS ***** at 140 today! If anyone says Khan or Timmy can win against The Hawk i think i will Puke!
He'd show Maidana what a Tough Guy really is, He'd run Bradley clean outta the ring and KO Khan in a hurry!

Im not even debating this - These are Facts! :nutkick:

The Surgeon
06-14-2011, 04:02 PM
You reckon? I think Mayweather would beat him. Not sure about Pacquiao. Do you think he would struggle against any of todays LWW.
Fights at 147 against Pac and Floyd ARE up for debate but i cant be arsed getting into it right now, but at 140 NONE of todays cats live with Pryor who i feel dosnt get the credit he deserves around here sometimes

Stanly Ketchel
06-14-2011, 04:04 PM
Hawk Time! The Hawk destroys them all. I would have absolutely love to have seen Hawk versus Pac. Wow what a fight that would be.

I am tyler
06-14-2011, 04:10 PM
He is one of my favourite fighters ever. The division is full of talent but most have questionable chins. Would love to see him against maidana.

The Smash
06-14-2011, 04:19 PM
The only way it would be moderately competitive is if they all fought him at the same time, even then I would have Pryor TKO9.

The Surgeon
06-14-2011, 04:32 PM
He is one of my favourite fighters ever. The division is full of talent but most have questionable chins. Would love to see him against maidana. Might be entertaining for a minute but make no mistake BamBam Hawk tears him a new one in a hurry,i cant see it being competitive if im brutally honest

Pryor vs Pac is a mouth watering bout tho

New England
06-14-2011, 04:34 PM
i think he beats them all
probably without a ton of fuss.

he'd knock amir khan out after beating the living **** out of him.


he boxed at full tilt
there's just no way tim bradley wins a decision against him. he'd make him look like wasn't even punching

at 47 i've gone on the record saying that i think floyd mayweather beats aaron pryor and i'm sticking with it. i think he'd find a way to slow his roll and pick him off before tying him up with his bigger stronger body. i'm not comparing the two fighters, but i think he'd fight similarly to his fight with hatton, without the late round surge when ricky started to wear down.


i think he beats manny pacquiao as well, in a foty type battle. maybe even a split decision depending on what the judges liked, volume or pure power.
both guys would land. maybe even go down.
but i wouldn't put my money on it. i've learned my lesson. don't bet against pacquiao haha!

studentofthegam
06-14-2011, 04:35 PM
He is one of my favourite fighters ever. The division is full of talent but most have questionable chins. Would love to see him against maidana.I definitely think he would put Maidana to sleep. If you cant counter punch against Pryor then you're out of luck. I say Khan gives him the best go but gets caught in the mid rounds. Too much stamina for Judah. Bradley gets up off the floor a few times to lose a decision.

The Smash
06-14-2011, 04:40 PM
"Howard Davis Jr apparently turned down 250000 to fight Aaron Pryor."
"Totally understandable. A quarter of a million dollars is not worth your health."

The Surgeon
06-14-2011, 04:46 PM
i think he beats them all probably without a ton of fuss. he'd knock amir khan out after beating the living **** out of him. he boxed at full tilt there's just no way tim bradley wins a decision against him. he'd make him look like wasn't even punching at 47 i've gone on the record saying that i think floyd mayweather beats aaron pryor and i'm sticking with it. i think he'd find a way to slow his roll and pick him off before tying him up with his bigger stronger body. i'm not comparing the two fighters, but i think he'd fight similarly to his fight with hatton, without the late round surge when ricky started to wear down. i think he beats manny pacquiao as well, in a foty type battle. maybe even a split decision depending on what the judges liked, volume or pure power. both guys would land. maybe even go down. but i wouldn't put my money on it. i've learned my lesson. don't bet against pacquiao haha!

I lean towards Aaron over PBF, SLIGHTLY. I wont argue his case too strongly as im not 100% behind the idea myself but his sheer volume, insistance and intesity could mess with Mayweathers smoothness and rythem. Hatton did ok early, he couldnt hold a candle to The Hawk. Pryor threw so much more than Ricky and i think thats big vs Floyd, his lack of stellar jab is a worry tho.

Pacquaio? Fight of the century and its anyones.....

IronDanHamza
06-14-2011, 05:11 PM
I think he beats everyone at 140 and I would lean on Floyd and Pac to beat him at 147.

I am tyler
06-14-2011, 05:18 PM
I think he beats everyone at 140 and I would lean on Floyd and Pac to beat him at 147.
agree with this although i think he could beat pac

young_robbed
06-14-2011, 05:28 PM
I think Floyd would beat him at welterweight probably. just a bad style matchup for Pryor I think.

but pryor runs over anyone else no doubt

The_Demon
06-14-2011, 09:50 PM
He walks through the 140lb division with ease,Khan is the no.1 there imo and he wouldnt have a hope in hell

At 147 id favour Floyd slightly and Pac would be a 50/50 fight for me

Boxing Bob
06-14-2011, 10:05 PM
hell yeah, Pryor cleans up todays jwws. I make him even money against Pac and Mayweather as well.

Steak
06-15-2011, 04:52 AM
If youre counting Pacquiao as a potential 140lb fight, then I have no doubt at all that Pryor gets toasted in that fight.


however, Pryor would be all wrong for Khan and would run through him.

New England
06-15-2011, 10:06 AM
If youre counting Pacquiao as a potential 140lb fight, then I have no doubt at all that Pryor gets toasted in that fight.


however, Pryor would be all wrong for Khan and would run through him.


manny was a beast at 140 against hatton, but that's his only fight at the 140 limit.

he's weighed at or around 140 for many of his fights, but he doesn't have a lengthy tenure at 140


now, with that said, i believe manny's best weight today would be 140 if you want to fully take advantage of his physical abilities in terms of his speed, size, and punching power. his fight with hatton and his fight with de la hoya are the best i've ever seen him look, and he was 138 and 142 respectively weighing in for those fights, probably walking in to the ring at around 145ish in each

but toasted?

isn't that a little harsh when talking about a man who is one of the best ever at 140 lbs?

Steak
06-15-2011, 12:01 PM
manny was a beast at 140 against hatton, but that's his only fight at the 140 limit.

he's weighed at or around 140 for many of his fights, but he doesn't have a lengthy tenure at 140


now, with that said, i believe manny's best weight today would be 140 if you want to fully take advantage of his physical abilities in terms of his speed, size, and punching power. his fight with hatton and his fight with de la hoya are the best i've ever seen him look, and he was 138 and 142 respectively weighing in for those fights, probably walking in to the ring at around 145ish in each

but toasted?

isn't that a little harsh when talking about a man who is one of the best ever at 140 lbs?not at all. Frazier is one of the greatest heavyweights of all time, but he still got toasted by Foreman. it happens.

Pryor was a force, but his defense was WIDE open, he ran forward throwing punches with his head sticking up half the time. and heres the real death sentance for him in the fight...he does it at midrange, which is Pacquiao's perfect attack range. Pacquiao is flat out too good of an offensive fighter, combining together his punching ability and handspeed.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpup2k_t_m0

watch Pryor get stung multiple times and dropped against an unranked southpaw in Akio Kameda in his prime. Pacquiao is a FAR better offensive fighter than Kameda was, and yet Kameda still hit Pryor often and cleanly. If Pryor actually fought at close range then he would have a good chance, but he didnt. he stood his ground at midrange. he would get beat to the punch at that distance constantly, and his lacking defense would kill him in exchanges.

dont get me wrong, Pryor gets some licks in, and Pacquiao would be a bit bruised up himself. but I have no doubt whatsoever that Pacquiao finishes Pryor within 12. just too much southpaw firepower for someone who didnt have good defense.

New England
06-15-2011, 12:38 PM
not at all. Frazier is one of the greatest heavyweights of all time, but he still got toasted by Foreman. it happens.

Pryor was a force, but his defense was WIDE open, he ran forward throwing punches with his head sticking up half the time. and heres the real death sentance for him in the fight...he does it at midrange, which is Pacquiao's perfect attack range. Pacquiao is flat out too good of an offensive fighter, combining together his punching ability and handspeed.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpup2k_t_m0

watch Pryor get stung multiple times and dropped against an unranked southpaw in Akio Kameda in his prime. Pacquiao is a FAR better offensive fighter than Kameda was, and yet Kameda still hit Pryor often and cleanly. If Pryor actually fought at close range then he would have a good chance, but he didnt. he stood his ground at midrange. he would get beat to the punch at that distance constantly, and his lacking defense would kill him in exchanges.

dont get me wrong, Pryor gets some licks in, and Pacquiao would be a bit bruised up himself. but I have no doubt whatsoever that Pacquiao finishes Pryor within 12. just too much southpaw firepower for someone who didnt have good defense.



i disagree completely
pryor had a lot more going for him than what you're crediting him with
he had over 200 amateur fights
he had seen a lot and knew how to adjust

pacquiao backs up to the ropes
it's actually not that hard to back him up. he fights in straight lines.
and he fights in spots, while pryor warmed up to consistent pressure and activity

pryor UD. the more i think about it, the wider i think the decision will be in terms of rounds. maybe 10-15




the way to lose to pacquiao is to cover up and let him beat you with handspeed and footspeed
if you can back him up or counter his offense you can get in some good work
and i see pryor backing pacquiao to the ropes and finding space to land effective punches before manny can get away.