We just talked about welters (different thread)from the Starling era and then the Leonard/Hearns era and theres plenty of guys that could beat Floyd.
His observation of Ward I agree with 100%, I won't put him in as a C-class fighter but I haven't seen anything that makes me think he's a real good fighter! The Dawson fight was a stinker by both and they looked like they were there for the check ONLY!
I knew Starling very well back in the old days at the Hartford Civic Center and at his gym and mine! He sparred with my son and his trainer was a good friend! Floyd Sr. talked crap about Marlon for months and Moochie shut him up pretty good! I knew them all when they were kids and Roger was a nice kid.
I knock Floyd Jr. alot but I don't knock his overall talents. I don't care for his approach but I do understand it!!! As a welter he's very small but he is in a small era for welters and no one has any real power so I think he can take charge without giving way! You will see him come forward pretty soon because if he continues on his legs won't be what they used to be and thats life in the ring. I just think he could do more!! Without even getting into the personality thing or "lack of" one! Marlon "the Magic Man" Starling" ake Moochie! Spent a few nites at Franks across the street from the HCC partying after shows. Good times. Ray.