Originally Posted by Gesta
Ray getting KO'd by a past prime feather fisted former featherweight in Camacho will forever taint his legacy.
Duran is better without question.
Duran jumped two divisions to beat the younger, bigger, lessshop worn , faster & stronger champ in Ray , where Ray had two wait until the champ two division north was faded before he grew some balls to step in with him , which was around 4 years after Duran took Hagler the distance.
Duran didn't jump 2 divisions. he fought at 154 as early as 1978 before Hearns,Leonard and Benitez fought there. Duran never knocked out a great fighter and only beat one great in Leonard, who then outclassed him the last two times they fought. Ray beat 4 great fighters in his career, I think that proves he is greater. Duran had the longer career and fought greats, but didn't beat them and that is significant. I think Duran is very overrated as far as wins over greats. Pernell and Floyd's style would have probably beaten him rather easily, yet I think Duran is greater. Stylewise he could not deal with the fast guys who didn't let him fight his fight. The faster counterpunchers beat him easily.