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).