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Old 11-21-2009, 02:36 PM   #106
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Leonard had great balance and could obviously get leverage into his punches, as his 70 KO's attest to.

Here's footage of Johnson. His chin looks even more open than Leonard's did to me:

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Aye, it looks like he's guarding against a low blow, and putting his other glove over his stomach. Moran would not be a top ten heavy today.
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Old 11-21-2009, 04:28 PM   #107
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Nos. 1-3 Roberto Duran 4. Benny Leonard 5. Ike Williams 6. Joe Gans 7. Barney Ross 8. Tony Canzonari 9. Alexis Arguello 10. Henry Armstrong (this far down because after Ambers, even though he weighed lightweight he concentrated on defending the welter title).
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Old 11-21-2009, 06:17 PM   #108
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I've been saying this for yonks!

But yes, Leonard is the bomb. He just flat out has far more quality opponents.
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Old 11-21-2009, 08:01 PM   #109
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I totally agree, he is the best Lightweight ever.
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Old 11-28-2009, 01:02 PM   #110
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[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKusmShXyJs[/ame]
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Old 11-29-2009, 12:05 AM   #111
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This video is from his comeback when was no longer at his peak.
He was only boxing becuse he needed the money. He lost it in the stock market crash of 1929. He probbly did not have as much money as he clamed to have. However he may not have been exgrating about the number of friends. Benny Leonard was a first class person as well as a great boxer.
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Old 11-29-2009, 02:28 AM   #112
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Hey GreatA, have you been having any problems with uploading videos to youtube lately?
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