Re: Ray Leonard Did not have great punching power?
He did not have great power in the blunt variety, as in that he could bulldozer right through people's guards, though it was still decent in that way. It did not have that amount of weight behind it.
But his shots could be so sharp, so coordinated, they caught people by surprise and hit them picture perfect. If they remained upright, he could finish literally anyone.
Donny Lalonde had Ray hurt a lot. He was a big, heavy guy, and Leonard was on the slide. Ray had him hurt good once, after rounds of toughing it out and hard work, and the match was over.
That's the quality of a great finisher.