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Trinidad Feels He Would Have Beaten Mayweather

By Elisinio Castillo

Puerto Rican icon Felix "Tito" Trinidad, who this past weekend was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, feels very confident about his ability to defeat Floyd Mayweather Jr. - if they collided at welterweight or junior middleweight.

Trinidad was asked if there was one active fighter that he would have liked to face in his era, and the fighter Trinidad selected was Mayweather. When Trinidad was a dominating force at welterweight, Mayweather was fighting several weight divisions below.

"I would have liked to fight [Mayweather]. At 147-pounds I proved to be the best. On 15 occasions I defended my title and in my 15th defense against Oscar De La Hoya I unified the title by decision," Trinidad told Hoy Deportes.

"I think I had everything [necessary] to beat Floyd Mayweather at 147 or at 154. With my boxing and my physical condition, fighting on the outside or the inside, if there were twelve rounds at some point I would have caught him.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MONGOOSE66 on 06-10-2014

After 5 or 6 nut hits anything is possible.

Comment by beez721 on 06-10-2014

[QUOTE=djtmal;14651187]not to mention tito is an atg welterweight with hearns like power with the left hook and the right hand, not some scrub... honestly i don't see how cats is coming up with this madness... floyd ud's a cotto @…

Comment by djtmal on 06-10-2014

[QUOTE=beez721;14650860]yea,,,I dunno how floyd fans can see his tough fight with cotto and still think floyd easily beats tito. tito like cotto was a pressure fighter but was naturally bigger,,taller,,,,quicker of hand and much harder hitting[/QUOTE] not to mention tito…

Comment by beez721 on 06-10-2014

[QUOTE=djtmal;14650765]2014 floyd?...mayweather-cotto? you mean the shopworn cotto that took beatings from margarito and manny already? cotto @ 154, when floyd should have fought cotto when cotto was undefeated at 147 after cotto beat shane and floyd beat hatton?...cmon... 2004-2009 floyd?…

Comment by djtmal on 06-10-2014

[QUOTE=DuckDodgers;14650679]2014 Floyd beats a prime Trinidad in a competitive but clear fight (think Mayweather-Cotto). 2004-2009 Floyd makes a prime 147 Tito look almost as bad as Hopkins made him look at 160. Nightmare stylistic matchup for Tito IMO.[/QUOTE] 2014 floyd?...mayweather-cotto?…

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