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Old 01-22-2013, 04:38 PM   #50
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Default Re: Sugar Ray Leonard; worthy of being a top 20 ATG

Originally Posted by Unforgiven View Post
To be fair to SRL, I don't think Duran (who he went 2-1 against) would make the top 20 either.
He'd be above SRL though, in the top 30.
No Durán???! Packy in???!

Off the top of your head, you did include Durán in your first post.

If Durán is out, there is no hope for Ray.

Leonard gets very high marks from me on scalps and as a fighter. The knock against him is his inconsistent activity and his blatantly choreographed comebacks.

But, in the ring--where nobody can help you, he proved better than a prime Hearns, a prime Benitez, undisputed champion Marvin Hagler, got instant revenge from Durán, and got off the canvas to win a light-heavyweight belt.

A superb success ratio for so relatively few fights.

For decades, Jim Jeffries has been considered one of the all-time greats, on half the number of fights.
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