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Old 01-20-2009, 09:21 PM   #6
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Default Re: ATG: Sugar Ray Leonard or Pernell Whitaker

IMO, Whitaker's win over Vazquez gets vastly underrated. Duran recieves praise by the bucketload for his win over Barkley at 160, mainly on his advanced age at the time combined with the size difference. Whitaker was also a natural lightweight who probably went as far as he possibly could with his move to 154.

The physical disadvantages Whitaker was up against with Vazquez were around the same Duran was faced with against Barkley, give or take a slight bit reach and height.

I'm not saying Whitaker's win is as good as Duran's as many factors were different. Just using it somewhat as a gauge.

With that said, Leonard.
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