View Single Post
Old 01-07-2013, 02:33 PM   #62
LittleRed
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Yoknapatawpha
Posts: 3,215
vCash: 475
Default Re: Should we rate Benny Leonard a little higher?

Don't worry Philly I wasn't offended. Did I mention that Robin Roberts is one of the most underrated pitchers of all time? Also to the guy who is clearly not Hands of Iron; thank you. I may be in need of a signature update.

Anyway, its clear that if you rate Duran over Leonard and Gans at lightweight you are saying 'I think Duran was a better fighter' because those two have more quality scalps at the weight. Not that Duran has a terrible resume, as if you include everything from his pro debut to Dejesus 3 he beat several quality guys. Its just not enough. But I'll say this: if you have Duran number one then you can't keep Pernell Whitaker out of the top 4 because he did 80% of what Duran did at the weight and looked pretty unbeatable (albeit a little less dominant than some remember).
LittleRed is offline  Top
Reply With Quote