Originally Posted by orriray59
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.
I am not sure.. I think he didn't lose because he retired two years later and handpicked the rest of the way. He was knocked down by Lalonde and beaten up by Hearns and then beating Duran again. Had Leonard not retired in 1982 I think he would have had a loss the next two years. He was getting tired. Fact is Hagler and Hearns and Duran never had the wins Leonard did, but they were tougher mentally than Leonard was to have longer careers.