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Old 06-20-2009, 10:54 PM   #1
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Default Better chance to beat SRL...Cuevas or Benetiz at WW?

A young Leonard walked "around" a prime Cuevas.

Benetiz...for some reason.... only trained a minimum time....even with
his WBC Title on the line.
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Old 06-20-2009, 10:55 PM   #2
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Default Re: Better chance to beat SRL...Cuevas or Benetiz at WW?

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A young Leonard walked "around" a prime Cuevas.

Benetiz...for some reason.... only trained a minimum time....even with
his WBC Title on the line.
Benitez was a much better fighter than Cuevas.
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Old 06-20-2009, 11:03 PM   #3
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benitez wasn't mature enough to realize the big picture, at that time. most likely never would
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Old 06-20-2009, 11:08 PM   #4
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Default Re: Better chance to beat SRL...Cuevas or Benetiz at WW?

Wilfred did ok in spots in that fight...I question the stories revolving around how little he trained.

I dont see Cuevas fairing better...He just doesnt have the tools.
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Old 06-20-2009, 11:20 PM   #5
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Default Re: Better chance to beat SRL...Cuevas or Benetiz at WW?

Its really hard to make a case for Cuevas beating Leonard at WW.
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Old 06-20-2009, 11:47 PM   #6
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Default Re: Better chance to beat SRL...Cuevas or Benetiz at WW?

The answer is simple: Cuevas was too dangerous a fight to take even for Leonard
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Old 06-21-2009, 12:02 AM   #7
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Default Re: Better chance to beat SRL...Cuevas or Benetiz at WW?

Cuevas, as he had the KO power to end it.
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Old 06-21-2009, 12:03 AM   #8
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Cuevas, as he had the KO power to end it.
Not against Leonard. Just wouldn't happen.
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Old 06-21-2009, 12:12 AM   #9
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Not against Leonard. Just wouldn't happen.
Anything is possible but Pipino was a freak of nature with frame and super dense muscles. he was like no other that Leonard fought.
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Old 06-21-2009, 12:15 AM   #10
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Anything is possible but Pipino was a freak of nature with frame and super dense muscles. he was like no other that Leonard fought.
Leonard was in a different league to Cuevas.
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Old 06-21-2009, 12:27 AM   #11
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Leonard was in a different league to Cuevas.
Skillwise, you could say that about a lot of fighters that lost to great hitters and Cuevas ranks up there with Bob Fitzsimmons, George Foreman, Bob Foster, Julian Jackson..

I look at it this way, if you can hurt Ray Leonard you have a good shot at beating him.

I'm not saying ray dont have a chance to win but in my opinion, Cuevas and Napoles were the best
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Old 06-21-2009, 12:29 AM   #12
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Skillwise, you could say that about a lot of fighters that lost to great hitters and Cuevas ranks up there with Bob Fitzsimmons, George Foreman, Bob Foster, Julian Jackson..

I look at it this way, if you can hurt Ray Leonard you have a good shot at beating him.

I'm not saying ray dont have a chance to win but in my opinion, Cuevas and Napoles were the best
You favor Cuevas to knock Leonard out? What a ****ing surprise.
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Old 06-21-2009, 12:46 AM   #13
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You favor Cuevas to knock Leonard out? What a ****ing surprise.
We'll just have to agree to dissagree
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Old 06-21-2009, 01:24 AM   #14
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Not against Leonard. Just wouldn't happen.
All I'm saying is if Cuevas caught him a few too many times. Benitez wasn't known for inflicting that kind of damage.
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Old 06-21-2009, 02:20 AM   #15
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I can envision Leonard knocking out Cuevas in a war.
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