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Old 10-12-2012, 09:50 AM   #2
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Default Re: Ray Leonard vs. Bobby 'Boogaloo' Watts 'Bad Chicken'

Originally Posted by Senor Pepe' View Post
Ray Leonard had signed to fight Bobby 'Boogaloo' Watts in early-1979,
when Ray was thinking about moving up to 154 lb. Light-Middleweight.

The dangerous 'hot-and-cold' Boogaloo a tall and slender Philadelphia
hard throwing bomber, with a record of 32-5-1 (14 KO's) was lined up as the opponent.

The 28 year-old 'Boogaloo', a 6' 0" 155 lb. 'Phlily Fighter' with a 75 1/2" reach. Bobby
possessed one of the quickest right-hand leads, and a wicked left uppercut he
called the 'Can Opener'.

But, rumors were that Boogaloo had looked awesome in training in
Philadelphia at Joe Frazier's Gym, as he was rocking-and-rolling his sparring partners.

The contract weight was for 155 lbs., but Mike Trainer (Ray Leonard's - Manager), changed
the weight to 152 lbs., then again to 151 lbs.

What looked like a great Television bout, suddenly went up in smoke, when Ray Leonard got sick,,,,,,,,,on 'Bad Chicken'.
Gracias, Senor. I didn't know that. Cheers.Interesting information. What's your source, btw?
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