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Old 11-05-2009, 06:23 PM   #61
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Default Re: Benny Leonard was the greatest lightweight of all time - by a long way

Originally Posted by MRBILL View Post
Ben Leonard was a slick boxer with good technique and skill, but he couldn't bust an egg over a kitchen counter........
What?? How the hell did he smash the shit out of HOFers Freddie Welsh (never stopped otherwise) and Willie Ritchie (only stopped in his 1st pro bout) along with a host of other top fighters like Richie Mitchell, Charley White, Rocky Kansas, Pinky Mitchell, Johnny Kilbane, etc., etc. Leonard was known in his own time as a feared puncher and his achievements bear that out.

If Leonard couldn't punch as a LW, what reason is there to think Duran could either then?
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