May at welter doesn’t hit anywhere near as hard as he does at lightweight. But still, it’s enough to keep guys off him so it do what it does…[/quote]
I’m not saying he’s an amateur style but he does really only have the intentions of landing a scoring blow rather than a punch. It could be his hand problems or just reaching the pinnacle of his economical approach to boxing but he really does choose not to go for stoppages and land punches really only mean to score.
His jab is still where it’s always been but he’s not exactly Sonny Liston so I don’t expect someone to be rattled too badly by it anytime soon.[/quote]
I agree with you guys to a degree…his last fight against Mosley would say different. While a person w/ Ortiz power may have stopped Mosley, Mayweather did “rattle” Mosley more than once and chose not to follow up. Also remember Mosley has a fantastic chin, so maybe another man might have gone down in that fight. But I agree Mayweather usually doesn’t try to KO anyone.
Agree with this. I’m not sure whether it’s the fact that May is growing into a “true” welter or whether he was out to prove his power to the public, but he did more than tap at Mosley in that fight (which is why I was predicting possible flash knockdowns for Mayweather in this fight).