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Old 11-18-2012, 02:29 PM   #33
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Default Re: ATG: Sugar Ray Leonard or Pernell Whitaker

I like whitaker way more than leonard, but leonard has to get the edge because he fought better fighters. Although it would be an interesting debate if hagler was given the decision over leonard and whitaker was given the decision over oscar.

I firmly believe Whitaker could have been up there with duran if he really wanted to. All he would have to do is fight meldrick, quartey, and beat terry norris at 154, and I would easily consider him top 10 all time. For some reason or another, those fights didnt happen and he wont get credit for it. Ray Leonard fought junior middles while he was a welterweight, so i don't buy the 'different divisions' garbage excuse for why he never faced either meldrick or camacho from 1989-1992. If leonard can fight kalule at 154 while hes welterweight champ, pernell could have fought either meldrick or camacho, but i guess lou duva didnt want to do it.
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