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Old 02-22-2010, 07:11 AM   #76
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I meant fate, typo!

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Agree too, I'm not a massive Leonard fan either. Obviously appreciate how good he was, but he strikes me as almost the Mayweather of that generation.

Que the tirade from SRL fans to follow...
Yeah I agree with that, in fact I'd go a step further and say that Leonard was worse.

Obviously not outwardly as much of a dick as Floyd can be at times, but there's something really calculating about him..... Hearns was struggling at 147 around the time of the first fight, he waited until Hagler was on the slide to make that fight, got a gift draw in the 2nd Hearns fight etc etc - I'm not trying to open his career up here but it annoys me the amount of credit he gets, despite obviouslybeing a great fighter.

Maybe it's just the silver spoons that I don't like - there's certainly a common theme with my disliking
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Old 02-22-2010, 07:20 AM   #77
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Dempsey v Willard

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Dempsey v Firpo
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Old 02-22-2010, 07:21 AM   #78
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I meant fate, typo!

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Agree too, I'm not a massive Leonard fan either. Obviously appreciate how good he was, but he strikes me as almost the Mayweather of that generation.

Que the tirade from SRL fans to follow...
Pay no heed to Leonard fans, 95% of them are wankers, michael jackson fans, students, bandwagon boys, came across plenty of the pricks over the years & half of them only ever heard of Leonard due too the Hagler/LaLonde fight & the rest today just hook onto the name hoping to give themselves some cred with their peer's & especially here on ESB.

Leonard was the New Ali/goldenboy, he was a very smart well schooled & media savvy & new how to work the publicity market to the max, he got away with murder, while mayweather is really just a scum punk compared to Leonard when it comes to public perception & how to work the media to your advantage.

This is what Leonard excelled at in being able to connect with all levels of the public concousness & exploit it, back in the 70's/80's the was still this liberal guilt thing about racial background in the states & Leonard new that big time, there's been none smarter with the sound bite or the well placed wink for the camera's, he invented it
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Old 02-27-2010, 06:17 AM   #79
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Ali v Foreman
Hagler v Hearns
Duran v Leonard I
Hatton v Tszyu
Benn v Barkley

Hard to pick one from the above, probably Hagler Hearns.

No, change that, defintely the Rumble in the Jungle. That place must have gone crazy when Ali laid him out.
bet hatton tszyu wud have been awesome
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Old 02-27-2010, 06:21 AM   #80
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I thought Leonard was a great fighter and I would certainly say I was a fan of his. Does this make me a wanker or would I be one of the 5% of non-wankers and how would you tell me apart ?

I preferred Duran but would definitely say I am a fan of Leonards
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Old 02-27-2010, 06:23 AM   #81
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I thought Leonard was a great fighter and I would certainly say I was a fan of his. Does this make me a wanker or would I be one of the 5% of non-wankers and how would you tell me apart ?

I preferred Duran but would definitely say I am a fan of Leonards
makes u a wanker
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Old 02-27-2010, 06:25 AM   #82
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I knew someone would do that
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Old 02-27-2010, 06:27 AM   #83
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I knew someone would do that
aint he calzaghe's favourite fighter aswell

it all makes sense now
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Old 02-27-2010, 06:30 AM   #84
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Old 02-27-2010, 06:31 AM   #85
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I hate Ray Leonard.

But as someone who considers themself a fan of boxing I can recognise his ability.
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Old 02-27-2010, 07:48 AM   #86
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I hate Ray Leonard.

But as someone who considers themself a fan of boxing I can recognise his ability.
If only more people took this stance with JC
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Old 02-27-2010, 07:51 AM   #87
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Leonard had abilty though
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Old 02-27-2010, 07:52 AM   #88
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If only more people took this stance with JC
waiting for it ...................

****in beat me to it

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Old 02-27-2010, 07:52 AM   #89
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And he fought everyone
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Old 02-27-2010, 07:55 AM   #90
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I thought Leonard was a great fighter and I would certainly say I was a fan of his. Does this make me a wanker or would I be one of the 5% of non-wankers and how would you tell me apart ?

I preferred Duran but would definitely say I am a fan of Leonards
Yep, I'm wondering if me, GazOC and any other Leonard fans on here are cunts as well for being fans of Leonard
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