Originally Posted by MAG1965
in some fights it means everything. Hearns when he fought Leonard in 1981 was 145. Had he been 146, crazy as it sounds it might have given him the energy to make it to 15 rounds. I am not sure of it, but in situations like that it might mean a round or two. Even Hagler being 158 for Leonard in the rematch. A pound might have given him one or two more rounds.
I agree with you. He'd have still lost (He was being utterly savaged, he'd have been outpointed on 10-8, 10-7, and 10-6 rounds), but weighing at the limit might have given him the legs to keep staying alive.
He was still toast, though. Once Leonard got to him again, he couldn't hold him off.