Originally Posted by LawrenceMD
I honestly don't know how anyone smaller than PBF can beat him unless its a KO (or a major knock down and just surviving/losing in a decision). I only see someone tall (over 6ft) like paul williams have a realistic chance.
Margarito was able to stand and trade with Williams, but he was knocked out by Shane. Seems like Mosley has moar power. PBF survived Mosley's best shot; he was working on specifically in camp just for Saturday's fight. Paul Williams doesn't like to box tall for someone of his stature with monster reach. Very sloppy fighter, he even lunges in to smolder his own shots. Throws too side, and he loves to fight at mid range. All that combined with his big body leaves him to be countered. Williams struggled whenever he fought someone with slickness; he was outboxed by Quintana and confused by Martinez countering. He loses by decision vs PBF. Easier win for Mayweather @ 147, but moar challenging @ 154. I don't think Williams can make 147 anymore? The only opponent in the welterweight division with a skill set close enough to make a potentially competitive fight with Floyd is Pacquiao. Shane Mosley has much stronger one shot power than pacquiao does, and his chin is superior. Pacquiao by being the smallest man in the welterweight division will be sacrificing power along with durability. He doesn't have the reach or a jab that's good enough to get into the proper range. The best punch to throw against a fighter standing in the opposite stance is a cross. PBF's right hand and timing > pac's left hand and timing. I can see his foot speed bothering Mayweather at first. Mayweather will push back as hard as he's pushed, and pacquiao is a very aggressive fighter. Pacquiao gets knocked out in the late rounds. Zab Judah was walked down after having a good first four rounds, Ricky Hatton received enough punishment to be KO'd for constantly trying to fight ugly, Marquez was knocked down after landing his best shot of the night, and Mosley was fucked after he "woke up" Mayweather in round 2. His chin gets shattered by Mayweather's straight right hand along with the dreams of his countrymen resting on his shoulders, as he goes down. http://sports.yahoo.com/box/news?slu...thervspacquiao http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...ryId=126448111
Originally Posted by EMMANUEL
If we fight, I’ll need more speed because Mayweather is fast For me, as long as the drug test is not done close to the match, I'll agree because if they'll get blood from me close to the match, it will be a disadvantage for me because I'm smaller and he's big
How do you beat someone who's faster than you, bigger than you, and has better timing? Pac is already worried about Mayweather's size, but Mayweather's style doesn't involve very much brute strength. PBF even boxed the whole way against a much smaller man in Marquez. Then there's Martinez who Mayweather is considering, in case pacquiao decides to duck him a 2nd time. His cross isn't all that great, his jab is okay, and his right hook is his money shot. Doesn't throw too many combos since he fights with his hands down at the waist. He's a counter punching, pot short artist like PBF, but he has bad balance due to his awkward style, less accuracy, and uses athleticism for D. Martinez is the quickest man in his weight divisons. Like pacquiao, I think his movement will bother Mayweather at first. After PBF sets the timing down right, he'll outbox him to a UD. Mayweather's timing and accuracy along with Sergio's awkward balance is a recipe to rack up points by flash knockdowns. PBF should beat pacquiao first to increase his star power even more, and then go after those other two. That way he can make more money. Those are the only meaningful fights for him right now, and if he beats at least two of them he has a case for being really up there. They all happen to be southpaws. His skills are already some of the best, most likely the greatest boxing we'll ever see in our lifetimes. Anyways, I agree that bigger men like Williams and Martinez would be a harder fight for PBF. In no way are they greater than Pacquiao, but their size advantages makes for a harder fight against PBF.