Originally Posted by Hands of Iron
Definitely not at the point Leonard did, he'd need to get started earlier for sure.
Part of the flip is that he was never KO'ed, stopped or beat into submission either. I wouldn't put it past Hearns to score a KD, but I think Gavilan has enough to back up the notion he was one of, if not the hardest guy to stop in division history. Close to, anyway.
Nor am I the original prediction.
I agree, although that Leonard-Hearns had a good pace and alot of tough punches landed both ways from the start. I doubt Gavilan has what it takes to stop him, but I totally agree Gavilan proves his reputation correct as a tough cookie.