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Old 03-24-2012, 10:25 PM   #19
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Default Re: IBHOF Careers: Sugar Ray Leonard

Originally Posted by chatty View Post
V Terry Norris - 39th fight

V Hector Camacho - 40th fight
that was cool. I was very impressed by how measured Norris was in this fight. Even though Leonard had a big advantage in both experience and having the crowd backing him. I could see this when I attended a public viewing of the fight.

It was satisfying to see Terry take the crowd out of the equation, just following the plan set by his trainers.

In the second round, Ray was told to put pressure on the kid, that he didnt like it downstairs but success was thwarted as Terry smartly tied him up and stymied his offense. near the end of that round the hand speed started to come out and by round 3 was already kicking ass

This would not be another up in the air robbery like Hagler-Leonard . Terry norris made SURE of that!

In the third, Norris began beating Leonard with sickening regularity. Ray recovered admirably but was no match for the speed of Norris (spelled S-P-E-E-D)

Every time Ray tried getting back into the fight, Terry just re-applied the formula: Make him miss then make him PAY!

The way Terry made Leonard pay, you'd have thought Terry was Bank of America charging its customers late fees

The Camacho fight was in some ways even more satisfying because Hector refused to let Ray escape being a knockout victim for the first time. Ray tried, you could see the anxious look in his eyes as he tried to escape but the fists were flying too fast N furious. Hector reminded me of a young Hagler as he went to work, both hands churning endlessly as the ref mercifully stepped in to save the life of that young man and spare boxing another black eye
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