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Thread: FLOYD: "In 18 Years I Haven't Brought My Best Out Yet"

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    Re: FLOYD: "In 18 Years I Haven't Brought My Best Out Yet"

    Quote Originally Posted by kidcanvas View Post
    thats because he dosent fight them at their best and its sad ... for us , for him for boxing .the 0 will always have a footnote in my head
    Who can beat him, though? It's hard to find a real challenge.

    I don't believe Lara is a threat. People may say, should Thurman suddenly explode to #1 P4P, that Floyd ducked him, even though he's not a viable challenger at this point, kinda like the Paul Williams situation.

    Who else? GGG. It's contractually impossible, not to mention the fact that GGG has never fought at 154 let alone 147...

    Sergio Martinez, same thing. He's tied to HBO.

    Regarding the Pacquiao situation, "I think people will say why didn't they fight each other, and blame both guys to be honest with you. Because the first negotiation we were against the blood test, and it was kinda our fault that the first time it didn't work."

    - Freddie Roach.

    Bradley isn't a threat, I think we all know that now. Neither is Marquez.

    Who else do we really have?

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    Re: FLOYD: "In 18 Years I Haven't Brought My Best Out Yet"

    Quote Originally Posted by The Shadow View Post
    Who can beat him, though? It's hard to find a real challenge.

    I don't believe Lara is a threat. People may say, should Thurman suddenly explode to #1 P4P, that Floyd ducked him, even though he's not a viable challenger at this point, kinda like the Paul Williams situation.

    Who else? GGG. It's contractually impossible, not to mention the fact that GGG has never fought at 154 let alone 147...

    Sergio Martinez, same thing. He's tied to HBO.

    Regarding the Pacquiao situation, "I think people will say why didn't they fight each other, and blame both guys to be honest with you. Because the first negotiation we were against the blood test, and it was kinda our fault that the first time it didn't work."

    - Freddie Roach.

    Bradley isn't a threat, I think we all know that now. Neither is Marquez.

    Who else do we really have?

    I agree with you, I don't think anyone now or in the last 20 years beats him but that is where the conundrum begins. We don't know because he never got in the ring with some of the guys that appeared to be able to push him for whatever reason. He is in the catbird seat right now though because most of the competition around him right now is not prepared for a step up to his level. With the exception of being caught with the "Antonio Tarverish" type punch, it is hard to see Floyd not finishing his career with a 0 at the end.

    Unfortunately for Floyd, unlike most sports boxing weighs the merit of your competition almost as much as being a winner. This will always be the hole in Floyd's resume and it is a fair criticism.

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    Re: FLOYD: "In 18 Years I Haven't Brought My Best Out Yet"

    Quote Originally Posted by The Shadow View Post
    Lol that was funny, no he's not worthy of quotes.

    To be fair, none of those guys were available. GGG is exclusive to HBO and so is Sergio Martinez. GGG has bigger fish to fry, anyway, literally speaking.

    I actually remember when Williams was in a position to inch closer to that shot but he messed around and got beat by Carlos Quintana. By the time he had avenged that loss, the ship had sailed. Floyd was on to PPV.

    Like Lou DiBella says, sometimes guys just don't intersect. Maidana was the most dangerous of the ones who were available in his weight class.

    Floyd is just kinda too polished for the rest of those dudes.

    Interesting with Vernon, was there talk of them fighting at some point? Maybe I'm wrong but I remember Floyd fighting at lightweight during the time Vernon was beating Shane and getting beat up by Mayorga.

    Would've been an interesting fight at 147!

    I don't think there was any talk of fighting Vernon, just another name thrown into the pot. Its the same way everybody talks ducking "prime" Mosley; even though Floyd was chasing Mosley and Oscar at that time because they were the big dogs. People either don't know or choose to forget that back then Floyd was the high risk low reward guy...before he became "Money".
    I have had to point alot of people on other sites to the Mosley vs Vargas II fight, when you get the infamous bad tooth tap dance.

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