View Single Post
Old 01-20-2013, 03:42 PM   #56
MAG1965
P4P King
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Dallas,Texas.
Posts: 17,399
vCash: 1010
Default Re: duran v leonard greatness comparison.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gesta View Post
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.
MAG1965 is offline  Top
Reply With Quote