Originally Posted by Bill Butcher
I only reached as far as the green highlighted part & realised it was pointless to read anymore, a green fighter doesn`t dominate & hand a master like Benitez his first loss, behave yourself, Leonard was as prime as it gets when Duran beat him (& I have no bias either way, both are amongst my all time top 10 favourite fighters)
a more prime Ray would have beaten Benitez better without the beating he took. He couldn't go to the post fight celebration Ray was so sore. Hearns on the other hand had a tough fight with Benitez, but outboxed him in a way Ray didn't but could have a year or two later. Also Benitez fought great at 154. Ray fought Benitez on the inside.