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Old 06-26-2012, 09:59 AM   #1
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Ray Leonard in 1972, competed in the Featherweight Division.

Ray was age 16 (as of May 1972).

Amateur Weight, 125 lbs. (57 Kg)

United States Amateurs
#1... Louis Self
#2... Roy Taylor
#3... Leroy Veasley
#4... Joseph Rivera
#5... Gregory Whaley
#6... Jerome Artis
#7... Ricky Boudreaux
#8... Ray Leonard
#9... Robert Vascocu
#10.. Gregory Levis
#11.. Chuck Coronado
#12.. Earl Winson

* Louis Self represented the United States in the 1972 Olympics.

* Louis Self was the 1971 and 1972 National Golden Gloves Champion.

* Jerome Artis was the 1972 National A.A.U. Champion.

* Ricky Boudreaux was the 1971 National A.A.U. Champion.

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Old 06-26-2012, 10:43 AM   #2
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LH71,

The World Top-Rated 125 lb. Featherweights

#1... Boris Kuznetsov (USSR)
#2... Philip Waruinge (Kenya)
#3... Clemente Rojas (Columbia)
#4... Juan Francisco Garcia (Mexico)
#5... Juan Battista (Venezuela)
#6... Andras Boras (Hungary)
#7... Dale Anderson (Canada)
#8... Louis Self (U.S.A.)
#9... Gabriel Pometcu (Romania)
#10.. Orlando Palacios (Cuba)
#11.. Antonio Rubio (Spain)

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Old 06-26-2012, 11:08 AM   #3
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What are you trying to prove with this thread?

I hear Tyson got beaten by Tillman twice and Tillman represented the US in the Olympics. Now, who was the better pro? Who beat who where it really mattered? Tyson did. And he did in one.
Louis Self and Jerome Artis went no where. Leonard became one of the greatest of all time.
1972

Louis Self went to the Olympics.

Jerome Artis was the National A.A.U. Champion.

What do you mean, what did they accomplish, and went nowhere.

1972, a 'boat-load' of excellent 125 lb. Amateur fighters throughout the
World.


By the way, I am not talking about the Pro-Ranks, the post is about
the 1972 Amateur Featherweights (Ray Leonard).

GEEZ,,,,,,,,,
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:40 PM   #4
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Whaley was the dude that Ray beat, but lost the controversial decision to.Interesting.
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:49 PM   #5
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Whaley was the dude that Ray beat, but lost the controversial decision to.Interesting.
Jerome Artis defeated Ray Leonard in the 'Quarter-Finals' of the National A.A.U. Tournament in April-May 1972.
in the 125 lb. (57 Kg) Featherweight Division.

By June 1972, Ray Leonard had moved up to the 132 lbs. (60 Kg) Lightweight Divsion.

1972 Amateur Events
* National Golden Gloves..............(March 17th thru 20th)...(Minneapolis, Minnesota)
* National A.A.U. Championships...(April-May)...(Spokane, Washington)
* Olympic Box-Offs.....................(July)...(Forth Worth, Texas)
* Olympics................................(August-September)...(Munich, Germany)

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Old 06-26-2012, 01:32 PM   #6
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Ray Leonard in 1972, competed in the Featherweight Division.

Ray was age 16 (as of May 1972).

Amateur Weight, 125 lbs. (57 Kg)

United States Amateurs
#1... Louis Self
#2... Gregory Whaley
#3... Roy Taylor
#4... Joseph Rivera
#5... Jerome Artis
#6... Ricky Boudreaux
#7... Ray Leonard
#8... Robert Vascocu
#9... Gregory Levis
#10.. Chuck Coronado
#11.. Earl Winson

* Louis Self represented the United States in the 1972 Olympics.

* Louis Self was the 1971 and 1972 National Golden Gloves Champion.

* Jerome Artis was the 1972 National A.A.U. Champion.

* Ricky Boudreaux was the 1971 National A.A.U. Champion.
Look at all these fighters who peaked in their teenage yearss.
Much credit for their accomplishments.
This should be great motivation for all people who to continuously push and strive to be better than the rest, because they can if they are willing and drive forward!
Its not about the beginning my friends, its about where you end up.


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Old 06-26-2012, 01:39 PM   #7
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Is there any video of Leonard at this age?
There is video from the 1972 Olympic Box-Offs in Forth Worth, Texas.

Also, a video from an AAU Regional Tournament held in Virgina (Richmond ?), where the
visiting South-Team (Louisiana, Alabama and Arkansas) came up to meet
the Mid-Atlantic Team (Maryland, Delaware and Virginia).

Not sure on the date, but Ricky Boudreaux (New Orleans, Louisiana) was the
125 lb. Featherweight fighter who won the Tournament.

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The 1972 USA International Team (Featherweights)

* Roy Taylor
* Gregory Levis
* Ricky Boudreaux
* Joseph Rivera
* Earl Vinson
* Robert Vascocu (Competed at both 119 lb. Bantamweight and 125 lb. Featherweight)
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Ray was 15 for almost half the year and was in the top 10 nationally at 15/16. That's Junior Olympic age.

Incredible.

Not much of a lot by the way of pro prospects in that bunch for sure.

Wasn't Ray Seales the middleweight?

By 1976, the U.S. had the most dominant amateur boxing team ever IMO.
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Sugar Ray Seales

At 20 years old,

Was the 139 lb. (63.5 Kg) Light-Welterweight Gold Medal Winner at the 1972 Olympics.

* He turned 'professional' in January 1973, and competed in the Light-Welterweight Division.
* In 1974 he moved up to the 147 lb. Welterweights.
* By the end of 1974 he had moved up to Light-Middleweight, as he grew to 6' 1" in height.
* In the later part of 1975, he was competing at Middleweight.

Would have been an interesting bout, Ray Seales versus Ray Leonard in 'The Battle of Sugar' in 1978/1979.

The 6' 1" southpaw boxer/puncher Seales versus Ray Leonard at a catchweight of 154 lbs.

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