11-05-2009, 04:15 AM
Join Date: Jun 2009
Re: Benny Leonard was the greatest lightweight of all time - by a long way
Originally Posted by Stonehands89
Times have indeed changed, my friend. But the level of Benny's skill has not been topped by anyone I've ever seen. And his level of skill has not been topped by anyone you've ever seen either, despite your protestations to the contrary. Benny Leonard, like Joe Gans, is an exception to the argument that fighters before 1920 were something less.
...If "Ghetto Wizardry" or "Bennyology" were a college class, I'd encourage to study more.
I'm not impressed
with Benny Leonard
from the fights I've seen of him, he over reaches
with his punches,
his footwork is all over the place
, he sticks his chin in the air
and he is off balance most of the time,
but I don't rate him highly when it comes to Hd 2 Hd .