Originally Posted by smitty_son408
*I have made this thread before, but can't find it and too lazy to search*
Do you agree that Sugar Ray un-deservingly recieved status as a champ in 5 divisions?? The entire Lalonde situation just bewilders me and actually makes me sick. How can you fight at the limit of 168lb's and be considered a 175lb champion
...absolutely disgusting. That situation was a blackmark on boxing, no man is bigger than the sport and it showed how one figure could manipulated a situation to his benefit.
From this day forward Leonard should be officially a 4 weight champion NOT 5. Anyone disagree, please state your premise
Leonard is 1 of my favourite fighters but I regard him as a 4 weight champ that had the ability to become a 5 weight champ legitimately.
After all, he did KO the LHWT champion, albeit at 168.
Same with Duran & RJJ, 4 weight champs that could/should have been 5 weight champs since Duran would have murdered any LWWT champion at the time he fought SRL at WWT & RJJ likewise vs any CWT in the same time frame he beat Ruiz at HWT.
I also dont regard DLH as a 6 weight champ since he never beat Sturm or Hopkins.
Hearns, DLH & Mayweather are the only legit 5 weight champs to me.