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Old 11-14-2012, 06:34 PM   #27
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Default Re: Ray Leonard Did not have great punching power?

Originally Posted by Shake View Post
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.
Perfect answer. In a gritty fight against a huge opponent in his physical prime, an aging Leonard hurts the guy one time and the fight is over.

He was sharp, fast, and deadly accurate. He was as relentless as a piranha when he smelled blood.
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