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Old 10-06-2009, 11:26 PM   #66
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Default Re: Sugar Ray Leonard vs Roberto Duran

Originally Posted by MrMarvel View Post
round 11: 9-10 Leonard is tired. Duran has second wind. Leonard tries to put Duran on the ropes but Duran turns Leonard right back around. He is pounding Leonard throughout the round.
round 12: 9-10 Another big round for Duran. Leonard is very tired. Duran is landing clean hooks and right hands, while digging to the body. Leonard is missing a lot of punches.
round 13: 9-10 Duran has taken clear command of the fight. He is teeing off on Leonard head. Hooks, right hands. Leonardís head snaps back several times. Even off the ropes Duran is landing punch after punch and Leonard is just leaning on him. Leonard needs a knockout to prevent Duran from snatching his undefeated record and he has nothing in the tank and although he hurts Duran in the final seconds, it has been one of Duranís most dominant rounds in the fight.
round 14: 9-10 Both fighters are very tired. Duran outhustles Leonard and lands several clean shots. He buckles Leonardís knees. Itís amazing how Duran makes Leonard miss. The bolo punch gets a lot of attention, but you can see clearly from the close up that it doesnít land Ė it misses Duran by almost a foot - and Leonard is in any case holding and hitting in a flagrant foul. (I canít believe people fall for gimmicks like this. Remember Leonard's low blow bolo on Hagler and the attention it received?)
round 15: 10-9 Duran gives the round away. He knows he has won big and knows Leonard doesnít have the stuff to knock him out.

Final score...
Leonard: 141
Duran: 145
Duran romps through the championship rounds to seal the deal.

The officials scores are surprisingly close. Angelo Poletti scores a lot of rounds even (10 of them, in fact). At least the judges got the unanimous verdict right. Can you imagine how crazy a majority decision or draw would have been? I canít even contemplate a Leonard win. You really have to wonder sometimes what people are looking at when they score a fight.

Ridiculously, the New York Times had Leonard winning the fight 144-142. This is the same New York Times that absurdly scored the Hagler-Leonard fight a draw. That rag seems to spot Leonard several rounds before the fight begins.
You're pretty good at spewing propoganda. I'd say that your scoring 4 of the last 5 rounds for Duran is as skewed as the New York Times score card. "Duran romps through the championships rounds to seal the deal". ???? Are you serious? Go take another hit from your commerorative Hands of Stone bong.
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