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Old 01-22-2013, 03:53 PM   #170
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Default Re: duran v leonard greatness comparison.

Originally Posted by lora View Post
And posting up some basic rankings for info purposes swayed you to that extent? or was it something else in the thread.
No, nothing particular in this thread.
Just the fact that when considering the lightweight division in its historical entirety, I see a lot of great champions had a lot of fierce competition. It's a stacked division.
The reason so many of them had short reigns and few defences is because of the quality of challenger. Duran hit a bit of a lower spot. I do believe welterweight was a tougher division during that period, and to his credit he went up, beat some contenders and beat the champion.
Still, as a LW he was amazing.
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