Re: Why no Benitez-Leonard rematch?
I think Ray would beat him again.
Benitez is the more complete technician, but he was simply too slow and stationary to outpoint Ray Leonard. Ray worked AROUND Benitez and scored beautifully.
Radar just couldn't keep up. I don't think he ever could, fine a fighter as he is. Sometimes, pure athleticism is that irreplaceable ingredient that decides fights. Wilfredo always gives a noble account of himself and lands plenty, but I don't see him ever getting over. I had Ray up 6 points, I think. Stoppage was awful, but the 10-8 round should have blown the fight wide open, that would have been a one-sided decision.