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Yes- Duran's win over Barkley was more impressive than any Floyd win 20 83.33%
No. I disagree (please list the Floyd win which you feel is more impressive) 4 16.67%
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:11 AM #11
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Yes it is a simple question, but also an odd question. It is one where you really cannot come up with an answer which would mean anything more than playing favorites. It was a very impressive win for Duran, mainly due to his age at the time along with Barkley's Size and Toughness. Size though does not mean everything. Like Kev said, Duran's win over Leonard was in fact more impressive than any win Floyd has. That is a better comparison.
I disagree, that's wildly obvious. Someone like Buchanan would be a better debate. I think Buchanan is a better win.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:26 AM #12
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Oh I see, another alt huh. SMH
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:26 AM #13
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Yes, there are several Duran wins that are greater than any of Floyds wins..
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:31 AM #14
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Whats more impressive is Barkley wasn't some wash up has been as Floyd usually fights since he moved up to welter weight Jr Middle. It would be like Floyd beating Glovokin which we all know Floyd would be knock out. No Floydies Marquez and Hatton don't count they were smaller dudes. Everyone else has been a wash up has been.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:42 AM #15
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Floyd's win over sharmba mitchell was more impressive
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:46 AM #16
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Yup!

Floyd's best win is arguably against Corrales.

Being a shot 39 year old former Lightweight and beating a huge prime Middleweight, who had KTFO Thomas Hearns not too long before >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Beating Diego fuckin' Corrales, prime or not.

FACT.
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It's a very impressive feat and in the context of come backs and upsets, this certainly does rank over anything Floyd has done. But Barkley was no great. Floyd's got better wins than Duran's over Barkley, it's just the fact Duran was so far out of his prime and natural weight division that it's such a magnificent win.

It's crazy to think what Benn did to him only a year later.
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37 year old 5'7 Roberto Duran- former 135 Pounder defeated 6'1 Prime MW Iran Barkley.
I can't think of an adequate MW in today's division that is comparable to Prime Barkley. I feel Martinez is better, but the likes of Jr,Quillien, Pirog,Golevkin, are all worst.
What single win is better than a 37 year old former light weight defeating a prime top Middleweight who holds all the physical advantages?
Go back and watch the fight, he got a gift division.
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