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Old 01-05-2013, 12:03 PM   #7
lufcrazy
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Default Re: Joe Gans v Benny Leonard?

Apparently Gans was a master at generating power from any angle and someone with that punch can never ever be written off. However Leonard in his peak was thought to be the best boxer of all time, right up until Robinson came along.

And this isn't like Dempsey were ya can say "yeah but he didn't fight x, y and z" he actually dominated what is, by money, the strongest division in history. Leonard proved his skills at the highest level across a very long period of time. The little tape we have of him does back up his incredible talents and he came close to conquering the WW division as well.

Very close fight but I give the edge to Leonard. I don't like making picks on limited film but I think we have enough here, plus ringside reports, to make an educated pick.
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