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Old 10-11-2012, 07:54 PM   #676
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Im not talking about their legacy, what they accomplished or all time ranking though. I was just talking about a fantasy fight between the 2 anywhere between 130lbs to 147lbs. I would pick Floyd to win agaisnt Duran as the only real advantage Duran would have is punching power.
Boxing is about far more than just lining up very basic measurables and making sweeping conclusions based on them. Sugar Ray Leonard had the same kind of "physical advantages" over Duran aside from punching power and he handled SRL in a way that no other fighter did during Leonard's prime years.

Why? The reason is, despite very sweeping generalizations based on the way he chose to fight, Duran had great handspeed and accuracy to go along with his "hands of stone." Also, he was fundamentally sound a lot of the time despite his brawling nature. He wasn't like a Manny Pacquiao who constantly leaves himself open for counters and relies on athleticism to overcome technique. Duran was as technically sound as a fighter can be when incorporating that style.

But, on top of everything else... Great talent, technique, incredibly heavy hands, great chin, etc... Duran's aura and, frankly, his very raw meanness showed in just about every fight that he ever entered into. It wasn't a game to him, nor was it all about money or creating a legacy... He genuinely despised his opponents and he wanted to kill them in a real, sort of scary way if he is standing in front of you.

So, yes... Stylistically, it would be a pretty fascinating bout. But, Duran in his prime was a flat-out monster and that goes way beyond his legacy or whatever. If you are asking me whether or not I would favor Floyd Mayweather at, say 135, over Duran at the same weight? No, I would not.

If Jose Luis Castillo gave Floyd fits at that weight (which he did in both fights), Duran would be a very steep hill to climb.
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Old 10-13-2012, 01:45 PM   #677
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is the donaire - nishioka on ppv or not?
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Old 10-13-2012, 02:06 PM   #678
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is the donaire - nishioka on ppv or not?
Why would that match be on PPV? It's Home Box Office.
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Old 10-13-2012, 02:45 PM   #679
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Why would that match be on PPV? It's Home Box Office.

just asking, wther i'd have to look for links to watch it or just on tv
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Old 10-13-2012, 02:55 PM   #680
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just asking, wther i'd have to look for links to watch it or just on tv
This fight would get like no PPV buys.
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Old 10-13-2012, 03:56 PM   #681
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http://www.fighthype.com/news/article13399.html

article about 50cent and tommy summers trying to break up floyd and al haymon. story also has the letters that tommy wrote to floyd.
50 blew a kiss at FLoyd at the BET Awards this past week.
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:22 PM   #682
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Rios-Alvarado already heating up. Now this is what you want to see. You won't see many clinches and dancing in this fight.
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:32 PM   #683
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it's a full blown brawl as of round 4
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:44 PM   #684
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rios wins via tko round 7, alvarado was ahead on the scorecards
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:46 PM   #685
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Damn that even exceeded my expectations on this fight! That was beautiful.
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:53 PM   #686
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Damn that even exceeded my expectations on this fight! That was beautiful.

i want a rematch!
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:57 PM   #687
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I only caught the end of the Rios fight, I thought it was stopped early. Why didn't Mike get a standing 8 count? Did this fight not allow standing 8's?
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:13 PM   #688
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Donaire seems frustrated that guys won't fight back. How about fight better fighters?
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:20 PM   #689
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Donaire seems frustrated that guys won't fight back. How about fight better fighters?

nishioka's supposed to be the #1 122lb fighter in the planet, he's not showing it
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:22 PM   #690
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nishioka's supposed to be the #1 122lb fighter in the planet, he's not showing it
He could have found Rigo but he picked this bum. Stop ducking the man and fight. If not, then fight someone in a different class etc...Stop fighting bums
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