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Old 01-21-2013, 01:06 PM   #74
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Default Re: duran v leonard greatness comparison.

Hard for Leonard to be considered greater divisionally considering he was beaten at his own weight by Duran himself... Sort of kills it, no? Then again, I'd very comfortably rate his wins over Hearns and Benitez above Buchanan and DeJesus. Duran's got an edge with his middle of the pack competition over his reign though era-contenders at that level arent all that distinguishable really. Leonard beat more rated welterweights from late 78-82 than Duran did lightweights from 72-78. Simply because he wasnt making them as title defenses doesnt hold too strong for me. Ray Robinson for instance had only five defenses of his title... Who cares? Ray cleaned out a lot of the division pre-title shot and that seems to go without much credit.
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