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View Poll Results: Who Ranks Higher?
Sugar Ray Leonard 45 91.84%
Pernell Whitaker 4 8.16%
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Old 01-21-2009, 12:19 AM   #16
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the two were miles apart in bert sugar's rankings
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Old 01-21-2009, 01:02 AM   #17
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Old 01-21-2009, 03:04 AM   #18
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There`s not a world of difference in boxing talent between these 2 but Leonard had the greater power, speed, versatility & beat the better fighters.
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Old 01-21-2009, 03:05 AM   #19
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SRL, has the better wins on his resume (Duran & Hearns)...razor-thin as far skill goes
Hagler & Benitez too
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Old 01-21-2009, 05:08 AM   #20
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Both true greats, but Leonard rates higher. Both are amongst my top 15 all-time pound for pound.
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Old 01-21-2009, 06:03 AM   #21
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I guess I'll be the lone asshole and make a case for Pea here. Though it's close as hell either way.

There's one big mark against Leonard that hasn't been mentioned yet, and that's his inactivity.

He may possibly have the bigger single achievements than Pea (namely his comeback win over Hagler), but Pea continually took on all comers all through his career. Leonard spent half his career inactive, then sporadically coming back, grabbing a title, and then disappearing back into retirement.

I also happen to think Pea as a lightweight was one of the most complete fighters I've ever seen, perhaps every bit as much as Ray. Ray probably had more natural talent, but Pea was a much better technician IMO. He even could punch pretty good at that weight.
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Old 01-21-2009, 06:04 AM   #22
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Leonard. I'd have him at roughly 11 and Sweat Pea at around 15, two great great fighters.
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Old 01-21-2009, 12:22 PM   #23
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the two were miles apart in bert sugar's rankings
Bert Sugar's rankings were a joke.
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Old 01-21-2009, 01:35 PM   #24
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Leonard.
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Old 01-21-2009, 06:12 PM   #25
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Looks like Leonard gets the nod here then.
I have SRL at no6 & Pea at no9 as there are still a few older fighters that I havent learned enough about or seen enough of.
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Old 01-21-2009, 06:31 PM   #26
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to help us in making our list of top 100 ATG, i think it would be a good idea to make this poll to see where to place these boxers in the ATG list.

i rank sugar ray leonard higher than the sweet pea
I'd like to see you slow down these threads. You're drowning everything else out. And some of these threads could be good ones if there was less of them.

You're flooding the market.
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Old 01-21-2009, 08:01 PM   #27
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I'd like to see you slow down these threads. You're drowning everything else out. And some of these threads could be good ones if there was less of them.

You're flooding the market.
Exactly what I said a few hours ago.
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Old 01-22-2009, 02:40 AM   #28
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Leonard for sure. Skillwise, evenly matched, but Ray was a bigger man and had the more impressive wins. Even if Tommy Hearns was pre-peak at 147, I sure don't see Whitaker beating him.
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:16 PM   #29
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If you want to talk straight skill, I understand a different ranking but for me the greater fighter is actually pretty clearly Leonard, like the poll indicates, but I don't have them neck and neck on my list like many seem to. I have Leonard well up, there.
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:22 PM   #30
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****in ThinBlack you...



What the hell?
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