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Old 10-23-2012, 07:54 PM   #52
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Default Re: The Brawl in Montreal - who would defeat Duran on that night?

Originally Posted by KuRuPT View Post
He hasn't on his bike like he was against SRL... He wasn't moving around and boxing.. He was standing toe to toe with Duran.. which IMO isn't a great strat against Duran... How don't care how big you are... A prime duran had great reflexes and great countering. Hearns was there to be hit and moving sticking and moving. Rest assured.. if SRL could hurt Tommy to the body... Duran most certainly could. IMO it was a bad play on Hearns part that worked out... I just think he would to that more times than not.. and pay the price for it.
Sorry but no, go watch the fight again. He wasnít standing toe to toe, he was imposing a distance in the fight where he could hit Duran but Duran couldnít effectively hit him; closing that range when he knew he had him hurt.

Yes if SRL could hurt Tommy to the body, BUT if Tommy could hurt Duran to the jaw, no hypothetical needed! I know that wasn't Duran, but no one came close to doing that to any of the other blown-up, past it versions. Even the best version of Duran has to move in on a guy with rapier-like straight punches, an overwhelming reach, and dynamite power in the right hand. Itís not detracting from the greatness of Duran to admit itís a bad H2H; he remains the foremost of the fab four p4p IMO.
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