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Discussion in 'Boxing Discussion' started by Gregoire1, May 5, 2017.
Why wouldn't he? he was fighting the best of the division.
I guess for the most part it was Manny, Margarito and Khan that I remember preferring he'd fight but I don't remember a time line for each of his fights and who he should have fought. I think there's a post in this thread where I wrote what I thought about the guys he did fight.
Floyd hardly made the "jumps" duran did in weight.
Do you really think Floyd goes toe-toe with Hagler like Duran did? LOL
Floyd wouldn't fight toe to toe with Hagler, no. He'd outbox him though.
Hagler did struggle against a few tall boxers before his prime. He also pretty much smoked them in rematches. After the Philly fights he was a different animal. Size difference (even is not spectacular), prime Hagler's legs and a 15-rounder would make it interesting against Floyd.
Prime hagler had the greatest chin, that makes the difference
Well, at MW Floyd might lack the firepower to keep him honest. Duran and Leonard arguably carried more power beyond WW.
That seems like a stretch considering he wouldn't even entertain the idea of fighting GGG and didn't even fight Canelo at the full limit of 154. Floyd preferred fighting smaller guys.
They both only fought in 5 weight classes...so you are wrong, they made the exacst same jumps in weight.
They went through with the fight because there was money on the line and they made Margarito re-wrap his hands legally to Naseem's approval. Its why the opposing trainer is there to watch the wrapping in the first place, right?
And doesnt every Prize Fighter pick his opponents?
I dont think that comparison matters because Duran is 1-5 against them.
Yeah but lets not forget Duran didnt fight at 160 because he wanted to prove he was a tough guy that could keep moving up, it was because he didnt have the work ethic to stay down at JWW, WW or even SWW.
You're just being argumentative in your last few responses. There's an excuse or a slant for everything. The fact still remains that Floyd didn't even fight at the class limit when he fought Canelo while Duran fought an ATG at MW and even fought at SMW well past his prime against younger opponents. He didn't sit around waiting for the right time to fight "name" fighters. He went out and fought all the best, even at a disadvantage, not dictating all the rules and who the officials would be.
Duran wasn't the biggest name in boxing at the time either. Mayweather was THE GUY for for like 15 years. After the Oscar fight if you wanted to make millions for a fight you went to Floyd.
If Duran had the power to make Hagler weigh in less than what he did then Duran would surely use that.
That's still all besides the point. You guys are free to have your opinions, and I'm not trying to change them, but they are just that. I think it's pretty obvious though that Duran fought bigger and better fighters in their prime than Floyd did.
This is true Duran fought them all at their best. He didn't pick the more convenient times to face them, while Floyd has fought top notch comp he certainly pick the best time periods of when to face them.
you think he would be able to outbox him ?
Hagler got outboxed by guys lesser than Floyd.
They were also tall MWs, before his prime. Or SRL, when Hagler's legs were gone.