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Old 02-16-2013, 10:52 AM   #137
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Default Re: Ray Leonard: Best Fighter of the 80's?

Originally Posted by Gesta View Post
Hagler was a MW and fought at MW, he took on all contenders. The MW crown was only 2nd the the HW crown and Hagler was the MW king.

The only reason Hopkins left MW to go north was because he could not beat the new MW champ, what was he to do? stay at MW and wait for someone to beat JT, while he goes back to fighting contenders?.

"The MW crown was only 2nd the the HW crown"

- It sure as hell wasn't when Hagler was the champion.

A poor era of middleweights that was stated as being so at the time, and history still hasn't shown it to be anything more than that.Fortunately for Hagler, he left the game just as there was some serious, genuine talent coming through at the division.

And it doesn't matter what Hopkins reasons for moving up were, because he still did it.He could have cried robbery, packed his bags and ****ed off to Italy to make a series of horrible movies, but he didn't.
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