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Old 06-21-2010, 02:47 AM   #1
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Default 1981: Ray Leonard vs Thomas Hearns, Who Would You Have Bet On?

The year was 1981. People were mortgaging their homes, betting on Thomas Hearns. I don't know what the betting lines were but its safe to say the average guy was looking at Thomas's glossy record of 32-0 (30).

Of course, hindsight is 20/20. If you were betting money back then, who would you have put money on?

For me, I'd have put my money on Hearns on UD. I'd figure that Ray was as slick as Benitez, but just couldn't get past the massive reach of Hearns.
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Old 06-21-2010, 03:26 AM   #2
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Default Re: 1981: Ray Leonard vs Thomas Hearns, Who Would You Have Bet On?

At the time I thought Tommy would win via UD or late TKO.
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Old 06-21-2010, 03:40 AM   #3
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I thought Hearns by UD
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Old 06-21-2010, 04:15 AM   #4
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Hearns too big...KO 8th
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Old 06-21-2010, 07:30 AM   #5
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Thomas Hearns
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Old 06-21-2010, 08:11 AM   #6
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Default Re: 1981: Ray Leonard vs Thomas Hearns, Who Would You Have Bet On?

It would have been a close call based on skill but I would have said Leonard due to his experience at the top level. Two fight with Duran and 15 rounds with Benitez would have been invaluable.

Even though I say that now I would still have been ****in STUNNED to see Tommy outbox Leonard with ease for long periods.
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Old 06-21-2010, 08:13 AM   #7
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Default Re: 1981: Ray Leonard vs Thomas Hearns, Who Would You Have Bet On?

That's the year I was born but I would have picked Hearns by KO.

Been a while since I seen the fight but he was boxing Leonard brilliantly in the first half of the fight.
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Old 06-21-2010, 08:16 AM   #8
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Default Re: 1981: Ray Leonard vs Thomas Hearns, Who Would You Have Bet On?

Well that was the year I was born..lol..but knowing me..I would have went with Leonard..the pure boxer..
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Old 06-21-2010, 08:29 AM   #9
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Probably Hearns KO.

DAMN YOUR CHIN AND STAMINA TOMMY
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Old 06-21-2010, 08:35 AM   #10
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Default Re: 1981: Ray Leonard vs Thomas Hearns, Who Would You Have Bet On?

who would you bet on if leonard fought hearns in 2010
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:08 AM   #11
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who would you bet on if leonard fought hearns in 2010
Hit man Baby!


He still wants his revenge for the bullshit draw! (Tie if we're talking futbol)
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:27 AM   #12
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Hearns 100%... Shit, knowing what I know now I would still bet on Hearns!!!
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:57 AM   #13
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bet it was a tough call at the time, i was only 4 so i don't know. leonard was my favourite fighter so i would have probably have backed him though i would have been worried about hearns' reach. does anyone know who was the betting favourite in that fight?
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:59 AM   #14
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Some people of detroit bet their houses on Hearns to win by KO
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Old 06-21-2010, 11:00 AM   #15
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