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Discussion in 'Boxing Discussion' started by Son Peyote, Dec 27, 2017.
Show respect where respect is due FLOYD!
That's just not possible against Hearns.
The reason why it's plausible to think Floyd gets stopped early against Hearns is because Hearns is Floyd's ultimate stylistic threat, AND Floyd's style doesn't allow him to have the activity to overcome the balance that weighs heavily in favour of Hearns' offensive work. Hearns would even take a fight by effective aggression if it isn't on the basis of pure-landed punches, in this matchup. It's an easier job for Hearns to beat Floyd than it was Benitez.
One big reason why people say Hearns stops Floyd too is because Hearns is at his absolute best at 147-154, whereas Mayweather was at his best from 130-140. I believe he was at his best at 140 but 130 is his best in terms of athletic ability at a weight.
But that's only because of Hearns physical attributes. Mayweather is a far superior boxer. The reach advantage alone would kill him. Hearns is simply too big.
could go somewhat the way of camacho/trinidad. floyd would never be able to close the distance because of tommys big right hand and would fight defensively content to take a ud loss.
not a fair fight for floyd because mayweather was much smaller than tommy. floyd should be judged at 130 to 140, undeniably an all-time great like mosely.