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Old 11-05-2012, 10:30 AM   #9
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Default Re: Why no Benitez-Leonard rematch?

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Originally Posted by Senor Pepe' View Post
Wilfred had just turned 21, when he fought Ray Leonard in November 1979.

Strength wise, the Wilfred Benitez of 1981 and 1982, was more of a complete
fighter.

A close bout for these guys at 154 lbs. from mid-1981 thru the end of 1982.

I wouldn't be suprised with a 15-Round Draw.
Could be.

On the other hand Leonard gained invaluable experience from his fights with Duran and Hearns. He'd also have a mental edge in winning the first one.

If Leonard aquitted himself fully to the fight, I see him winning again. He showed against Kalule that he was robust and powerful, while still very fast, at 154 as well.
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