Let's be reality, Mayweather was a better fighter p4p than Pernell Whitaker

Greater fighter P4P


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Deckard

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Yup he had a better offence and arguably better defence too, more subtle if less entertaining than Whitakers jerky evasive maneuvers, floyd was never knocked down or tkod unlike Pernell. (No the knockdown where he took a knee due to his broken hand doesnt count)
 

Zopilote

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Yup he had a better offence and arguably better defence too, more subtle if less entertaining than Whitakers jerky evasive maneuvers, floyd was never knocked down or told online Parnell. (No the knockdown where he took a knee due to his broken hand doesnt count)
He got knocked down by Zab.

I agree about Floyd having the better defense overall but offense? I think Pea edges him there. Arguably the GOAT southpaw jab and one of the absolute greatest ever when it came to combination punching and in-fighting.
 
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Pea never beat his wife, either.


From a purely technical perspective, I can see the argument for a prime Floyd, but I think Pea was faster & had even better reflexes. - And he was clearly better on the inside.
I'm OK with a tie.
 
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Deebo

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Bachafach^^^

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Pea never beat his wife, either.


From a purely technical perspective, I can see the argument for a prime Floyd, but I think Pea was faster & had even better reflexes. - And he was clearly better on the inside.
I'm OK with a tie.
Leave skill and technique out purely resume Floyd> Sweet pea
 

Bachafach^^^

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One good thing about this bullshit lockdown is I plan to rewatch a shed load of fights, Chavez vs Sweet pea and Mayweather vs Cotto/Canelo are on the list.
Ha I've been watching a bunch fights as well. I just watched Pea vs Chavez. Pea floated around the ring like he was walking on air. Peas ability to just stroll around the ring was amazing. Utter domination.
 
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One good thing about this bullshit lockdown is I plan to rewatch a shed load of fights, Chavez vs Sweet pea and Mayweather vs Cotto/Canelo are on the list.

I just rewatched every Marvin Hagler pro fight, in order. Dayum !

(except vs pretty boy. That one makes my head explode at the end.)

I did Mike Tyson again, too, but luckily someone made a detailed highlight version & put it on YouTube.

It's really interesting top watch one fighter, sequentially through his career.

I might have to do 'Pea next.
 
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An old Floyd absolutely schooling a young undefeated Alvarez who may mever lose again > anything in Pernells career.
The win gets slept on because Alvarez was supposedly green, but what is often forgotten is that Mayweather was heavily undersized and not in the prime of his career either. That being said, better than Whitaker's dominance of Chavez? Better than his draw against a young Oscar De La Hoya? I don't think so, Bach.
 

Deebo

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Pernell had beautiful challenging bouts with greats back in the day but Money out slicks all to date. Not even an debate. Why are we still talking here?
 
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Pea never beat his wife, either.


From a purely technical perspective, I can see the argument for a prime Floyd, but I think Pea was faster & had even better reflexes. - And he was clearly better on the inside.
I'm OK with a tie.
Pea was not faster than Mayweather no did he have better reflexes.
 
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I think Pernell was greater. He fought better guys when they were good and put his all out.
You may be right that Pea fought the better comp however he did win the most importants of all of them those fights. Pea also lost to fighters that he shouldn't have lost to like Jose Louis Ramirez. Had pea gotten those decisions against Hoya and Trinidad I would have agreed with you that he was a greater.