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Old 11-05-2009, 06:07 PM   #60
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Default Re: Benny Leonard was the greatest lightweight of all time - by a long way

Originally Posted by Boilermaker View Post
He retired straight after the Leonard loss (presumably this suggest he had lost focus and desire by the time of the Leonard loss),
I'd say it suggests that he had lost focus/desire after Leonard beat the **** out of him.

Welsh was supposed to be damn near "impossible" to stop right up until that fight, so a win like that is damn impressive regardless of any speculated circumstances.

Originally Posted by Boilermaker View Post
Jack Britton - According to CBZ, he fought 2 No Decisions and lost a fight on DQ to Britton. And it seems that these fights took place over and above the lightweight limit, also.
Leonard weighed within the LW limit for one of their fights which he is credited with winning a no-decision in.
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