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Old 10-04-2011, 04:33 PM #1
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Based on some interesting exchanges on my Benny Leonard vs Floyd Mayweather thread, I became interested in who would win between Whitaker and Mayweather, I believe Whitaker because in my opinion he has the better defense and throws a greater volume of punches. Thoughts?
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Old 10-04-2011, 04:39 PM #2
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Whitaker. In a close fight.

A lot of the rounds will be hard to score and with little going on.

But, there will be a tremendous skill level on show and I feel like it's a fight where the best will be brought out of each other.
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Old 10-04-2011, 05:04 PM #3
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Prime for Prime Pernell would just outwork him with the jab, and underrated body punching. Just score more points in a decently close competitive fight.
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Based on some interesting exchanges on my Benny Leonard vs Floyd Mayweather thread, I became interested in who would win between Whitaker and Mayweather, I believe Whitaker because in my opinion he has the better defense and throws a greater volume of punches. Thoughts?
135-140 I would pick Whitaker. 147 I would pick Mayweather. By close decision in both fights.
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Floyd is the perfect technician I don't think anybody out boxes him
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Floyd is the perfect technician I don't think anybody out boxes him
If anybody could it would be Pernell Whitaker
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Prime for Prime Pernell would just outwork him with the jab, and underrated body punching. Just score more points in a decently close competitive fight.
I don't think we would see much jabbing in this one.
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135-140 I would pick Whitaker. 147 I would pick Mayweather. By close decision in both fights.


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i'm also on the fence about 140. maybe floyd wins this one


floyd definitely wins at 147, though

and i'd pick whitaker to win at 135


the weight would be a huge factor in my estimation
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Stylewise Pea has the advantage. If it was not for the lack of focus he occasionally showed I would bet on him.

Incidentally I think this fight would me more violent than what most ppl think it would be.
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I think it would be a stinker that you wouldn't be able to take your eyes off!

I've got Whitaker by close decision, even at 147. The difference being workrate.
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