There's no doubt Floyd Mayweather Jr. is pound for pound the best boxer on the planet right now. He has a flawless record (44-0) that includes wins over former champions Oscar De La Hoya, Shane Mosley, Diego Corrales, Ricky Hatton, Arturo Gatti, and Zab Judah.
Going into Saturday night's fight against Canelo Alvarez some people question whether or not Floyd will come out victorious. Make no mistake about it Mayweather will beat Alvarez convincingly with a steady stream of straight rights to Canelo's forehead. By the 10th round Alvarez won't see the punches coming and he'll go night night Kevin Hart style. The outcome of that fight is a foregone conclusion. The real question for Floyd is would he beaten Bruce Lee in his prime?
Absolutely. In the squared ring Floyd has no equals. Although Bruce Lee is a martial arts legend Mayweather is a bigger, stronger, faster fighter in the ring. Bruce Lee's boxing skills were better than average, but certainly not on par with Floyd's. Over 12 rounds the cumulative effect of power punches (and straight rights to the face) would have overwhelmed Bruce. It would've been a lopsided victory for Mayweather.
In the octagon however, Bruce Lee would've massacred Floyd Mayweather Jr. The godfather of MMA would have the opportunity to use his legs, apply vicious holds, and take the fight to the ground. I wouldn't be surprised if Floyd yelped out hitting high notes like Mariah Carey and pissed on himself from the pain caused by a well timed submission move. Remember the first scene from Enter The Dragon?
They should make a video game featuring these guys so Lee and Mayweather fans could settle this argument once and for all. XBOX isn't the most accurate indicator of how the fights would turn out, but it's the closest thing we have. I got Floyd in the ring and Bruce in the octagon. Anyone disagree?