Originally Posted by Bill1234
I think he did the work, just people's attention is naturally more attracted than say the flashy right hand-left hook Leonard threw (and didn't really land or only grazed Hagler) instead of the good body punches Marvin landed.
I just don't think enough Leonard's punches landed effectively enough to count them into the scoring in his favor.
and that's fair. criteria is subjective and individual. i scored many of the rounds for leonard simply because i didn't see hagler do enough...i'll take ineffective but landed punches over plodding any day. however, hagler did some great work in the second half and a case can be made that he swept the final 6.
i felt he dug himself too deep and i scored the first 4 for leonard, meaning hagler had to win almost every round from that point on. if you felt he did, you have an argument