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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

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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 **** 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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