If you happen to dislike the arrogant Floyd Mayweather like I do and you’re hoping (praying?) that the undefeated welterweight champion gets beaten by Manny Pacquiao in their mega-fight showdown on Saturday night, then you’re in luck! Thanks to this fun-filled mybookie.ag original boxing column, you’re going to get some insight into 10 great welterweights that would have defied the online sportsbetting odds and beaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. This fun-filled look at each of these great fighters and my analysis on what they would have done against Mayweather will both inform and entertain. With fight night quickly approaching, let’s get down to business.
Betting Report on Welterweights That Could’ve Beaten Mayweather
Emile Griffith (85-24-2)
Julio Cesar Chavez – Jr. Welterweight (107-6-2)
Roberto “Mano de Piedra” Duran – Welterweight (103-16)
Felix Trinidad, Jr. (42-3)
Wilfred Benitez (53-8-1)
Vernon Forrest (41-3-1)
No. 4. Tommy ‘The Hit Man’ Hearns (61-5-1)
No. 3. Henry ‘Homicide Hank’ Armstrong (150-21-10)I know for a fact that Floyd Mayweather wouldn’t want to ever get in the ring with Tommy ‘The Hit Man’ Hearns and I’m just guessing, but I suspect that no one wants to get in a ring with a guy named ‘Homicide’. Tommy Hearns was the first boxer to win world titles in both, four and five, different divisions. More importantly, for me, he was an absolutely fearless fighter that fought the best and brightest boxers of his era and unlike Mayweather – never once avoided a fight or fighter that he feared may potentially beat him. Hearns was the first boxer to ever knock out the equally-legendary Roberto Duran while beating Wilfred Benitez and fighting Sugar Ray Leonard to a draw in their second bout. Hearns also had legendary knockout power and I fully believe that if he can get to guys defensive geniuses like Benitez and Sugar Ray Leonard that he’d ultimately be able to get through Floyd Mayweather’s defenses. Again, I’d have loved to see Mayweather deal with getting hit by Tommy ‘The Hit Man’ Hearns. Henry Armstrong is the only boxer to hold three world titles at the same time, (featherweight, lightweight, welterweight, 1938) and defended his welterweight title a mind-boggling 19 times. Legendary boxing guru once ranked Armstrong as the second greatest fighter in history and I have no doubt that “Homicide’ would have made Mayweather another victim of his stunning 101 career knockouts.
Sweet as Sugar!
- “Sugar” Ray Leonard (36-3-1)
- “Sugar” Ray Robinson (108-19-6-2)