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Old 12-09-2012, 09:51 PM   #31
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both were tentative a little because both felt the others power. They were both trying to counterpunch in the beginning yet were not taking many chances, then slowly they got closer. It was an interesting fight. Hearns vs. Leonard (even the second fight) always had many different themes. Hearns following then Leonard tunned then Hearns hurt, then Leonard pursues, then Hearns boxes then Hearns comes on more. It was always a good give and take and changes in momentum. Very similar to JMM vs. Pacman in a way.. They were very evenly matched. Hearns/Leonard was never the same the whole fight. You never knew what would happen in their fights. That is why a third fight would have interesting. I think Tommy wins very similarly to how JMM did last night against Pacman.
Ya I think thats why it looked like Leonard was gonna lose there for awhile...
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:52 PM   #32
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I agree..i dont really call the fight with Haglar a win...more like a fluke
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:10 PM   #33
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the day after Hagler Hearns they sat Leonard next to Hagler, I dont know why. I cant remember if it was the Today Show or GMA but it was one of the two
I didn't know that. Wish I would have seen it, The today show and GMA never had anything announced who they would have on there, at least I didn't see it at the time. I got some of the Hagler/Mugagi and Hearns/Shuler card on GMA. The one I have has David Hartman. I think that was hit name.
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Ya I think thats why it looked like Leonard was gonna lose there for awhile...
The Hearns/Leonard fights were always back and forth and unpredictable. If one guy tried one tactic then it would change and another one had another for a few rounds or hurt the other guy. It is odd because Virgil Hill was easier for Tommy to beat than Ray in 1989, and Ray in 1989 was not as good. Styles do make fights for sure.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:19 PM   #35
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I didn't know that. Wish I would have seen it, The today show and GMA never had anything announced who they would have on there, at least I didn't see it at the time. I got some of the Hagler/Mugagi and Hearns/Shuler card on GMA. The one I have has David Hartman. I think that was hit name.
I remember the segment GMA ran on pre Hagler Hearns. True fans couldnt get enough of the evenly matched fighters. never before had two combatants achieved this level of supremacy, not even Ali & Frazier or Ali & Foreman

why? cuz both had the versatilty, the prowess, & the power to put u out fast

it was a fight that got very little hype like the fights nowadays b/c nowadays if u suck, u need a lot of hype
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:39 PM   #36
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The Hearns/Leonard fights were always back and forth and unpredictable. If one guy tried one tactic then it would change and another one had another for a few rounds or hurt the other guy. It is odd because Virgil Hill was easier for Tommy to beat than Ray in 1989, and Ray in 1989 was not as good. Styles do make fights for sure.
Tommy and Ray were made for each other...
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Redrooster!!...I thought it was pretty hyped..
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Beating Hagler after a 3 year layoff.
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Redrooster!!...I thought it was pretty hyped..
out here in LA there wasnt much. its not much of a fight town
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Tommy and Ray were made for each other...
yeah they were. Even when you see them interviewed together now they seem to match each other well. Ray pushes Tommy in fun and jokes. Interesting relationship, and Roberto and Ray and Tommy all like each other and hug. Marvin is coming around, it is taking him longer, but it is happening. This what I love about boxing, they all end up friends in the end. Not the same for other sports, except tennis. I notice tennis players become good friends. Maybe the one on one sports creates more respect. Who knows.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:33 PM   #41
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out here in LA there wasnt much. its not much of a fight town
Your right there, Im in St. Louis so I know all about non fighting towns...
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yeah they were. Even when you see them interviewed together now they seem to match each other well. Ray pushes Tommy in fun and jokes. Interesting relationship, and Roberto and Ray and Tommy all like each other and hug. Marvin is coming around, it is taking him longer, but it is happening. This what I love about boxing, they all end up friends in the end. Not the same for other sports, except tennis. I notice tennis players become good friends. Maybe the one on one sports creates more respect. Who knows.
Which couldnt have been easy for Duran cause at one time that man hated everyone!...especially Leonard, and your right Haglar is starting to come around, as he should hes been bitter for 25 years I think thats long enough dont you, but your right it is great to see these guys together!
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There isnt another major sport in the world where respect and honor isnt used as much as it is in boxing, when you get your ass handed to you, you have nobody to blame but yourself and you have to respect your opponent or you have no business in any sport let alone boxing.
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Your right there, Im in St. Louis so I know all about non fighting towns...
speaking of fight towns there is an excellent boxing book which goes by that name FIGHT TOWN which is about Vegas, the biggest name which hosts big fights. In my opinion this book has everything and every major fight of interest

LA is more basketball crazy than anything else
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:08 PM   #45
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Tommy was ahead through most of that fight pretty much given Leonard a beating, And then Ray turned it on and it got ugly for Tommy real fast, But was it Leonards greatest moment?


It was indeed Ray's greatest victory,imo. I do feel,however,that Hearns lead has been a trifle exaggerated over the years. The Hitman was ahead,but not by that much.
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