Originally Posted by Thad Spencer
It's hard to rate a guy number one when he was beaten 11-4 by a former lightweight.
butcher, who is the originator of this thread, thinks he beat the same duran from montreal and that the change in tactics allowed him to change the outcome. that's what he thinks.
Upon closer examination of the facts, it clearly was a case of duran being in terrible shape, melting down from 190 pounds that enabled leonard to fight his fight the second time around.
if duran were in the same shape the same thing is going to happen as before; duran's going to put the hurt on him, intimidate him as he did the first time, and win more decisively (KO magazine rematch rule).
but according butcher, he thinks that rematch and leonard's 9 round tko over some guy kalule is impressive enough to put him at the head of the pack. what's more, he has the nerve to actually brag about it to me, his toughest critic.