Originally Posted by MAG1965
Ray won the second and third fights. When you add that into any equation where a guy wins 2 out of 3 fights, and he won those fights easily you cannot say Duran or anyone who wins a first fight was the better fighter. Humberto Gonzales was knocked out in the first fight with Carbajal, then won the next two by decision. If you want to make a point that Ray somehow found a way to win against Hearns but not Duran.
Willie Pep lost more than he won against Saddler and is considered better. Ditto Greb and Tunney. Hell Hearns couldn't do anything with Barkeley but clearly the Hit man is the greater fighter. I assume you rate Bowe above Holyfield since he won 2 of the three fights.
And the difference between the brawl in Montreal and the Leonard-Hearns fight is that Ray adjusted during the fight. He beat Hearns the first go around by ad******g mid fight, something he did not, perhaps could not do vs Duran.