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Old 01-05-2013, 11:55 AM   #4
LittleRed
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Default Re: Joe Gans v Benny Leonard?

Impossible to pick. I think Gans hit harder and had a better pair of whiskers which normally is enough to make a firm pick but the Great Benny Leonard was close to unbeatable at his best. Leonard looks slightly better in the extant film but there's not much to that. Gans was a natural counter puncher, but Benny was excellent in that area to and that brilliant jab would be tough to come over the top of. Gabs hands might be faster (impossible to tell really) but Benny was more mobile. Impossible pick.
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