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Is Floyd Mayweather past his prime?

  • Hell No

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  • Hell Yes

    Votes: 2 5.9%
  • No, but he's getting close.

    Votes: 14 41.2%
  • Yes, A little bit, but not much.

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This is just a simple survey. Floyd has been having all kinds of problems lately that he really doesnt speak up, back problems, the normal hand problems, shoulder problems and he recently fought hatton with an extremely damaged elbow. Is Floyd Past his best? You have four choices. Just curious.
 

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i wouldn't say he's past his best, but i think he's at his apex. i don't see him getting any better than he already is. he's coming to the tail end of his career and i don't expect him to be fighting at all in two years.
 

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Personally, I think floyd is at the very peak of his skills. Actually I think his athletic ability is a little less thatn it used to be. Lets say against gatti, mitchel and bruseles, but all that could be because of the comp. I dont think we have to worry about floyd, but i think he's a little bit past it. but he's not goign to fall off a cliff like roy jones. Even a past his best floyd could beat most of the welterweights out there.
 

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I voted no, but he's getting close. He looks after himself well though, so i think he has 2-3 more years at the top left if he wishes.

In another sense though he maybe past his prime, he was a better fighter at 130-140 IMO.
 

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Great post tom, i agree 100 percent. fighting these bigger guys, makes him look different than he did at lighweight. Although it seems he's developing more and more power within each fight which is amazing. He seems to be getting that man strength.
 

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he has gotten stronger as he's gone up in weight, but like you said he's been fighting much bigger buys so it's not very evident. i think what's wearing mayweather down is all the year round training he does. it helps him in the ring, but the wear and tear is obviously beginning to get to him.
 

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Definently, there is no other athetle who trains like floyd mayweather, he eats unhealthy ( its true lol ) but trains his ass off everyday. That will take a toll. Hell even me in my 20's, I can already feel the wear and tear from my days as an athelte. My back kills me when I box anymore. All those yeras I didnt feel like stretching haha.
 

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Definently, there is no other athetle who trains like floyd mayweather, he eats unhealthy ( its true lol ) but trains his ass off everyday. That will take a toll. Hell even me in my 20's, I can already feel the wear and tear from my days as an athelte. My back kills me when I box anymore. All those yeras I didnt feel like stretching haha.
ha ha! you know what they always say, man. you must stretch properly before doing anything strenuous;)

it is crazy how mayweather eats so poorly, but is always in better shape than his opponents. as long as he doesn't smoke or drink i guess it doesn't matter.
 

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I've alwasy thought if you trained hard, you could eat whatever you want. Its only JUNK FOOD, when thast all you do is eat the ****. I could eat mcdonalds all day and never gain a pound. I swear I lose weight eating lol. I've been stuck at arond 170 pounds for god knows how long. I can gain 5 pounds in a day and then lose it all by the time i wake up the next morning. The only thing that i have ever noticed in my stamina is when i drink water, instead of pop. I can tell a pretty big difference. I recently discovered that pop hurts muscle mass and muscle tone. It supposeably eats up muscle. I really didnt know this. I drink 1 pop a week now.
 

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Haha, "pop." That's just funny to me.

As far as Floyd goes I see him as still being 100%. It is the level of competition and the fact that he doesn't like to risk much that have caused him to look slightly different than he did in his past. It is a lot easier to let your hands go against guys not named De La Hoya and Hatton. I think Floyd's approach to fights misleads people into thinking that he may be deteriorating.
 

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I can definently feel ya there, and most of me still thinks he's 100 percent and can beat all the top guys still. People talk about floyd like he's a true welterweight. They dont relaize how freakin small he is compared to these other guys. I'd love to see floyd trade with them. His chin is great and I trust than he could possibly stop, cintron, cotto and even margarito if he really wanted to. I know he doesnt have one punch ko power, but guys like kostya couldnt knock out hatton. This just proves that floyd's so quick, all you see is a flash and then your out, headed straight into a ringpost. "its the punch you dont see, that hurts you the most"
 

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I can definently feel ya there, and most of me still thinks he's 100 percent and can beat all the top guys still. People talk about floyd like he's a true welterweight. They dont relaize how freakin small he is compared to these other guys. I'd love to see floyd trade with them. His chin is great and I trust than he could possibly stop, cintron, cotto and even margarito if he really wanted to. I know he doesnt have one punch ko power, but guys like kostya couldnt knock out hatton. This just proves that floyd's so quick, all you see is a flash and then your out, headed straight into a ringpost. "its the punch you dont see, that hurts you the most"
i think they don't acknowledge this because they flat out hate him.
 

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I can definently feel ya there, and most of me still thinks he's 100 percent and can beat all the top guys still. People talk about floyd like he's a true welterweight. They dont relaize how freakin small he is compared to these other guys. I'd love to see floyd trade with them. His chin is great and I trust than he could possibly stop, cintron, cotto and even margarito if he really wanted to. I know he doesnt have one punch ko power, but guys like kostya couldnt knock out hatton. This just proves that floyd's so quick, all you see is a flash and then your out, headed straight into a ringpost. "its the punch you dont see, that hurts you the most"
I agree. Most people don't think his chin has ever been tested, but for those who have seen all of his fights it is clear. Floyd had devastating power at the lighter weights and was often referred to by commentators as a boxer-puncher. The thing about him is that whether they admit it or not, most people who talk about him have truly only seen his last 5 or 6 fights if that. Hell the casual fan has maybe seen Mayweather-DLH and Mayweather-Hatton. Floyd could easily stop Cotto and Cintron. He wouldn't stop Margarito though, but that is beside the point. I just can't wait for Mayweather-Cotto. Floyd will dominate him to the point where it will be straight up laughable for the haters to continue. They will though. The day after Floyd beats Cotto will he will have already started "ducking Williams."
 

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Floyd's still good, he is at his peak though. He will be like the rest of the great P4P fighters, some ability will diminish, but his ring smarts will go up and if he wanted to he could fight at the highest level for quite a while more.
 

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I agree. Most people don't think his chin has ever been tested, but for those who have seen all of his fights it is clear. Floyd had devastating power at the lighter weights and was often referred to by commentators as a boxer-puncher. The thing about him is that whether they admit it or not, most people who talk about him have truly only seen his last 5 or 6 fights if that. Hell the casual fan has maybe seen Mayweather-DLH and Mayweather-Hatton. Floyd could easily stop Cotto and Cintron. He wouldn't stop Margarito though, but that is beside the point. I just can't wait for Mayweather-Cotto. Floyd will dominate him to the point where it will be straight up laughable for the haters to continue. They will though. The day after Floyd beats Cotto will he will have already started "ducking Williams."
oh you know the haters will continue to hate by any means necessary:D
 

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Its Difficult To Determine Weither Floyd Is At His Peak Or Not. IMO I Would Say He's Just Reaching It. You Have To Take Into Factor That No One Makes Floyd Fight Back, But When He Does His Speed, Power, Intelligence And Punch Selection Are Overwhelming. The Day He Decides To Take A Huge Risk, Is The Day We Consider Him An ATG. The Only Way Wen Can Really Tell If This Is His Peak Is When His Career Is Over.
 
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