The Instigator
Yerz
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patrickd
Con (against)
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7 Points

Who is the best professional boxer now: Floyd Mayweather or another?

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Started: 2/18/2013 Category: Sports
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Yerz

Pro

Floyd Mayweather now is best boxer in the world in "The Ring" magazine rating, but is he really the best boxer? Fans of boxing have waited the fight between two pound 4 pound leaders: Mayweather vs Pacquiao, but they did not fight. Mayweather did not fight with Pacquiao even 1 time, but Juan Manuel Marquez who crushes this fight by knocking Pacquiao out in 6th round met with Pacquiao 4 time. Does Mayweather deserve the title of best boxer of the world if he did not met with other best boxer?
patrickd

Con

No he is not the best professional boxer. if he's the best he should have challenge Marquez after he knocked-out Manny Paquiao, Obviously Mayweather is simply more concerned with being unbeaten and the bigger piece of the cake.

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Debate Round No. 1
Yerz

Pro

But if Floyd is not, who is the best boxer now? Pacquiao lost by KO to Marquez. Mayweather have beat Marquez by unanimous decision in 2009. Andre Ward have not enough number of fights to have higher place than Mayweather. Floyd have beat all boxers who he faced. And only his 3 fights was not onesided.
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patrickd

Con

With only 5 division under his belt?, pacquiao has more fights than mayweather and probably more division/belt wins..
Debate Round No. 2
Yerz

Pro

I do not think that 5 weight categories can be named "just". I know only Oscar De La Hoya and Manny Pacquiao who have won titles more than in 5 weight categories. Now Pacquiao on 7th place in pound 4 pound rating of best boxers by The Ring magazine. He lost his 2 last fights. Lose to Marquez was by knockout, Mayweather won Marquez by unanimous decision. For Pacquiao all 4 fights with Marquez were difficult. That's why now Mayweather is better than Pacquiao. If Pacquiao won Marquez at 4th fight, maybe he would be the best, but reality is that he has lost to him by knockout.
patrickd

Con

Now Pacquiao on 7th place in pound 4 pound rating of best boxers by The Ring magazine. He lost his 2 last fights.

Bradley's win over pacquiao is invalid, everybody knows that.

Lose to Marquez was by knockout, Mayweather won Marquez by unanimous decision. For Pacquiao all 4 fights with Marquez were difficult.

Only marquez fight? Examine fights between Hatton,Cotto,Delahoya VS. Mayweather and Hatton,Cotto,Delahoya VS. Pacquiao, and tell me who has a hard time.. eh?

He's not the best fighter if he's afraid to fight the best and lose.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by TipsyD 3 years ago
TipsyD
first look at pacquiao's achievements and mayweather still ignoring his fight with pacquiao because he's afraid his winning streak would end. pacquaio knocked out many opponents with big names mayweather wins many of his fight with decision and with boxers without great names in boxing. pacquiao has 8 world title , the most in boxing history. mayweather always reasoned thah manny uses drugs to delay their fight. so for me the winner is the con(patrickd) i'm an american...
Posted by TD_Cole 3 years ago
TD_Cole
Honestly, Pro sounds like he's agreeing he isn't the best. Mayweather doesn't fight to be the best these days, He won't fight someone that can beat him. These days most boxers are all about the money. Mayweather might have earned his way to the top to be champion after than it's only about the money. Once he loses so does his sponsors and endorsements because it's tied to his winning streak. So he won't fight a contender that he knows can beat him.
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