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Old 12-03-2012, 08:17 AM   #43
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Default Re: Why do ppl always say Duran moved up 2 weightclasses to beat Leonard?

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Originally Posted by PowerPuncher View Post
Duran moved up to 147 at the age of 26, a similar age to Napoles, Mayweather and Whitaker. They're all shorter guys who carry the weight well enough



On that basis you must consider Duran prime and peak for Dejesus 1?

Piss poor gameplan wasn't it, boxing and moving was clearly the foil to get the win over Duran, I suppose Dundee thought Leonard was the bigger stronger guy, wrong wasn't he?
I think there is a difference between a guy with 20 something fights and a couple dozen amateur bouts and someone with a similar number of fights and 150 amateur bouts. More to the point Duran wasn't quite at his peak; he was indisputably in his prime.
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