Originally Posted by My dinner with Conteh
Duran vs Leonard II certainly was. Duran was a bigger star than Hearns after that fight. In fact, Leonard vs whoever was mainstream. Hearns vs whoever wasn't. Leonard was clearly the biggest star in boxing until Tyson, you seem to be going from a 'mainstream' point of view to a 'me and my mates' point of view.
Leonard was not the biggest star, Hagler was clearly (in Britain) the biggest non Heavyweight non British boxer, for five years (one embarrassing performance excluded) Leonard did not even fight!
And of course I have a bias against Leonard, I made that clear from the start.