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More impressive: 48-0 streak Larry Holmes or 43-0 Floyd
Which is more impressive to you?
Holmes going 48-0 as the Heavyweight Champion (prior to Spinks)
or Current Floyd at 43-0 as a multi division champ.
Holmes was the heavyweight champion and went 48-0 prior to Spinks. During that stretch he fought a past prime but still good Norton, beat Shavers twice(showed great heart in both those fights) and had a big big win over Cooney. He beat undefeated Snipes and a pretty good Berbick. A lot of his opposition wasn't world class and some of his fights were against relatively inexperienced fighters, but overall still a very impressive 48-0.
Mayweather's best wins are "
(Thank you HANDS OF IRON)
Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Top 10 Rated Opponents/Champions
1998: Genaro Hernandez (World SFW Champion)
1998: Angel Manfredy (No. 2 SFW)
2000: Goyo Vargas (No. 10 SFW)
2001: Diego Corrales (No. 1 SFW)
2001: Jesus Chavez (No. 4 SFW)
2002: Jose Luis Castillo (No. 1 LW, WBC claimant) [New lineage]
2002: Jose Luis Castillo (No. 1 LW)
2003: Philip N'Dou (No. 4 SFW) (@135)
2004: DeMarcus Corley (No. 5 LWW)
2005: Arturo Gatti (No. 1 LWW, WBC claimant)
2006: Zab Judah (No. 3 WW)
2006: Carlos Baldomir (World WW Champion)
2007: Oscar De La Hoya (No. 5 LMW, WBC claimant)
2007: Ricky Hatton (World LWW Champion) (@147)
2009: Juan M. Marquez (World LW Champion) (@147)
2010: Shane Molsey (No. 2 WW, WBA claimant)
2011: Victor Ortiz (No. 2 WW, WBC claimant)
2012: Miguel Cotto (No. 1 LMW, WBA claimant)
I really do believe that the heavyweight division symbolize the very concept of 'one punch changes a fight' and 'puncher's chance'.
There is a reason the HW Division suffers countless upsets and shock outcomes more so than the lower weights. So to me a heavyweight champ going 48-0 regardless of opposition is pretty damn impressive.
Last edited by Skittlez; 01-12-2013 at 05:33 PM.