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Old 01-20-2009, 09:55 PM   #2
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Default Re: ATG: Sugar Ray Leonard or Pernell Whitaker

Leonard but its not as huge a difference as you may think at first glance, questions:

1. Who was the best head for head at their best weight given, Whitaker looked unbeatable at 135, and Leonard lost to Duran, nearly lost to Hearns and had a close 1 with Benitez, admitadly all ATGs. Whitakers comp wasnt as good but he cleaned his division
2. Who was best above their best weight? Leonard beat Hagler, beat Lalonde, Kalule....Whitaker beat Chavez, McGirt, Vasquez....
3. Who was best post-prime? Whitaker salvaged a KO against Hurtado, deserved a decision over Delahoya and made it hard for Tito, Leonard lost to Hearns and Norris and arguably was past prime against Hagler

Its closer than you think but Leonards better resume and better offense and physical gifts edge it for me but there is a good case for the Pea
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