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Old 07-19-2011, 10:22 AM   #16
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Eubank was so much bigger and stronger than Leonard, that the first time he gets through with three punches on the spin it's over.
IDK if I'd go that far , although it might be possible , but Eubanks would have beaten Leonard worse than Norris did. Better power and chin , not a slow fighter either , Eubanks was just too much for Leonard whom would have never fought him and I don't believe that he was the next on Leonard's list
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Old 07-19-2011, 10:37 AM   #17
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With hindsight, 91 Leonard just would not been physical enough to beat Eubank.

Unlike some on here, I think Leonard fighting Norris at 154, did him a favour, as even in the Hagler fight, Leonard claimed to be 149 post fight.

Eubank was a huge Middleweight, to the point he had to move up post WatsonI, although clearly slower than even 91 Ray.

Maybe Leonard is smart enough and Eubank respectful enough for the bout to go 12 rounds, but I doubt it; Eubank by late TKO, with Ray going out on his sword, trying to turn around a lost cause.

Of course all this is written with 20 years hindsight, if the met in 91, I would of backed Leonard to outpoint him!
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:07 AM   #18
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[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdQ6-x7OdCw[/ame]

3:55 - Leonard on Eubank

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Old 07-19-2011, 05:16 PM   #19
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the 91 Leonard was shit.

No need to explain any further.He's not beating any good middleweights by that point.
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:49 PM   #20
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the 91 Leonard was shit.

No need to explain any further.He's not beating any good middleweights by that point.
So, is he beating Eubank?
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:53 PM   #21
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So, is he beating Eubank?


Eubank was a beast, top fighter especially before the Watson tragedy.
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Eubank was a beast, top fighter especially before the Watson tragedy.
Looked a Million Bucks against Sherry didn't he?
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:11 PM   #23
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Looked a Million Bucks against Sherry didn't he?

He gave a few very shit performances i remember a few horrible ones .but do you judge a fighter on those or the ones where he performed to his full potential ? I'm guessing from the winks you do realise he was an excellent fighter.
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:26 PM   #24
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Sherry UD 91 Leonard
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Old 07-20-2011, 05:49 AM   #25
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Sherry UD 91 Leonard
Wasn't Leonard his manager at the time? If so, I guess they might of sparred pre Norris.
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Old 07-20-2011, 05:55 AM   #26
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I think this boils down to who makes the other lead. If Leonard would somehow manage to make Eubank chase him I think he could win a decision. Eubank wasn't nearly as good an attacking fighter as Norris, not to mention Hearns.
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