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Old 02-17-2013, 12:34 AM   #144
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Default Re: Ray Leonard: Best Fighter of the 80's?

Originally Posted by Goyourownway View Post
"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.
Hagler just made the division look weak , you can say the same for most domiate champs, they do not fight that many other champs because they do not even let them get a belt, so they go from champs to contenders.

Plus there was no SMW division at the time and Hagler cleaned house.
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