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Old 01-22-2013, 03:48 PM   #169
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Default Re: duran v leonard greatness comparison.

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Originally Posted by orriray59 View Post
The thing that makes the SRL victory as special as it is, is the fact that Leonard didn't lose again until he was well past it fighting at weight classes he shouldn't have been fighting at.
Nobody beat Leonard like that in his prime, or close to it.
It tends to be forgotten, but Duran-Leonard I was a close fight. Duran's victory over Barkley was perhaps more convincing.

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My posts tend to give off a vibe of being pro-SRL over Duran at times. That's really not the angle at all. So why go to lengths at defending SRL's quality and all time standing, as a Welterweight in particular. Why would I do that?
Absolutely.

In championing Ray Leonard, you're also championing Duran. Only a world class fighter of the highest quality could have defeated a 147lbs Leonard. He was that good.
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