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Old 08-14-2012, 02:16 PM   #4
DaveK
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Default Re: More Skilled: Jose Napoles or Sugar Ray Leonard ??

But seriously, Napoles is seriously impressive. Very fluid, but gets hit more than Leonard.

Napoles fought from what, 135-160 (even if once and a loss)? He lost plenty along the way against lesser opposition at the lower weights. Don't know the details behind those losses, but Leonard's loss in his prime was against a demon on a mission in Duran the first fight.

Leonard, by the time he was a middle, was inconsistent and half the fighter he was at welter... As pointed out in the other thread, Leonard didn't carry his skill, or better put, he wasn't as effective at higher weights.

I don't know. I'd say the biggest thing that separates them is Leonard's better defense.

I'm interested to hear what smarter people than me have to say on the matter...
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