Originally Posted by dinovelvet
Ray is a 4 weight world champ.
Which is more commendable, Duran starting off fighting bums or Ray cleaning house in the olympics and winning a gold medal?
Ray moving up in weight was a conscious decision to beat the main men at the weight's whereas in Durans case it was a result of not staying in shape.
Fighting on till he was 50 is the same as what Roy Jones Jr is doing now and does not make him greater. He has not one decent win after Ray in 1989.
Duran was great , no doubt, but this thread needs to be balanced out a bit.
You attempted to pull the thread for Duran by claiming Duran is for hardcore fans where Ray is for casual fans, which is a load of bullshit.
I wasn't attempting to pull no thread. I was giving a personal reflection on my early opinion compared to my latter opinion as a lot of new fans know Duran only for his 80's fights.
Infact I did this thread because I personally am leaning towards a vote for Leonard and was seeing if someone could convince me otherwise as they did years ago.
You couldn't really have been more wrong.