- Jul 23, 2017
Floyds jab to the body was arguably a top 3 most devastating weapon in boxing of the last 20 years.To argue Floyd was better offensive than Sweet Pea your basically have to admit you haven't seen a Pea fight. Be has a significant edge on offense at basically every level from combination punching, infighting, jab (Floyd doesn't have any performance sniffing the Nelson jab clinic or the pick apart of Chavez) etc.
Floyd had a better pull counter and arguably check hook. Besides that what does be do better on offense?
Defensively you can make a case either way. Both relied on natural reflexes a good deal but I'd say Floyd was bit more fundamentally sound. Obviously much more conservative which made defense easier compared to line of fire Pernell put himself in comparison while scoring more effectively
Overall Pea is a better, southpaw Floyd with far greater offensive ability on the outside from jab to combination punching and specially inside. Floyd is great but Pea was a couple tiers greater
Floyd's offensive drastically decreased as he moved up in weight, however his defence and accuracy remained the same to the point were there was still a significant discrepancy in +_ between him and his opponents.