1. What's the main point of defense ?? to neutralize or stop an opponent's offense ?? No ?? Nobody is close to statistically dropping a f!ghter's accuracy as much as Mayweather , that's a fact, it's recorded statistically. That makes him the greatest defensive f!ghter, picking to argue or debate over other small details is trivial because Mayweather executes the MAIN point and objective of having a defense better than anyone and that's not getting hit.
2. If Manny's a power puncher then why didn't he stop Margarito ? or Mosley ? they both ate between 400 to 500 punches. Where are the KO's in his last ten f!ghts to prove this ?? He's a volume puncher, he creates damage to an opponent by accumulating a bunch of hits to them over the period of the f!ght. You can say what you want but like your first point the FACTS and NUMBERS dont agree with you. You named Calzaghe, Williams, and Diaz as volume but not Manny, then why does Manny have the #8 spot for most punches landed in a f!ght in history while those other three guys aren't even in the top 30 ???
1. Ok, in that sense, I suppose he's the greatest defensive f!ghter...ever. That's an interesting logic though, with it, that's saying that Acelino Freitas and Vitali Klitschko are perhaps the most prolific punchers in Boxing history. :agreement6:
2. Punching power doesn't always show in the box score of a f!ght. I've seen punchers go 12 rounds with guys and their punching power be clearly evident. Mosley lasted the distance, but any Boxing fan could see that Shane (who's normally iron chinned, only hurt by Forest) opted to retreat after feeling Manny's power. Any Boxing fan could see that Clottey chose to cover up for the bulk of the f!ght after feeling Manny's power.
To reiterate my point about volume punchers: Volume punchers rely on volume, if Calzaghe, Williams and Diaz throw 60 punches per round...they don't f!ght their f!ght, and they are unlikely to even win the f!ght. Manny can throw 60 a round and still have a good chance at winning in spectacular fashion. He is a power puncher that is capable of throwing at a high rate.