Originally Posted by lufcrazy
That hungry man killer who'd just dominated the LW division and HOF opposition at WW. The one who would rip the title from Leonard in a fight Sugar said felt like "death".
How many from the annals of WW history would have denied Roberto Duran that night? How many would you be comfortable in favouring over Duran that night?
People forget how close this fight was. Leonard fought Duran's fight and lost by a point IMO. He made a few adjustments in the rematch and easily outboxed Duran.
So, Duran at his WW best (Montreal Duran) vs. Leonard at his WW best (Benitez, Hearns, or 2nd Duran fight)? I'll take Leonard.
Robinson, Armstrong, Hearns, Benitez, DeLaHoya, Mosley, Pacquiao, and Mayweather would all have a better than average chance at victory vs. Duran at WW... even "Montreal Duran".