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Old 01-21-2011, 05:19 PM   #1
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Default Hagler or Hearns pfp who was better?

Sure we know that Hagler koed Hearns in a spectacular 3 round slugfest,but it was more a matter of styles,with Hagler rushing a beafed up Hearns. Hearns did a better job on Leonard than Hagler did,(Lost the first fight barely by being stopped while being ahead on all 3 cards, and drew a contoversial decision over Leonard in the second fight, a fight in which Leonard thought the hit man edged him in) while Hagler was outpointed. Hearns fought the greater fighters,and spanned several weight divisions while still carrying his power someonewhat effectivly in the higher weight divisions. Can you imagine Hagler fighting Hearns at light heavy or Cruizer?? So many intangables between these two. Hagler may have been the greatest middle ever as well.. comments?
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Old 01-21-2011, 05:57 PM   #2
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Sure we know that Hagler koed Hearns in a spectacular 3 round slugfest,but it was more a matter of styles,with Hagler rushing a beafed up Hearns. Hearns did a better job on Leonard than Hagler did,(Lost the first fight barely by being stopped while being ahead on all 3 cards, and drew a contoversial decision over Leonard in the second fight, a fight in which Leonard thought the hit man edged him in) while Hagler was outpointed. Hearns fought the greater fighters,and spanned several weight divisions while still carrying his power someonewhat effectivly in the higher weight divisions. Can you imagine Hagler fighting Hearns at light heavy or Cruizer?? So many intangables between these two. Hagler may have been the greatest middle ever as well.. comments?
Hearns had rubbery legs in that figt due to recieving a massage before the fight.
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Hearns had rubbery legs in that figt due to recieving a massage before the fight.
And the fact they were 1mm thick
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Old 01-21-2011, 06:38 PM   #4
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Hagler. What is overlooked often is Hagler would have been champ much earlier, first by being avoided like the plague for a few years and then robbed vs Vito A. Think of it this way, from the time Monzon retired until Hagler won the title, in between, who would have beaten Hagler?

Also, I throw out the Leonard fight, as Marvin had gotten old in a hurry.
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Old 01-21-2011, 06:40 PM   #5
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Hearns had rubbery legs in that figt due to recieving a massage before the fight.

No, it was the rough fisting with Manny Steward that did it
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Hearns had rubbery legs in that figt due to recieving a massage before the fight.
Over the years I've heard some amazing excuses for fighters losing, but this one has to be the most ridiculous, although it's Steward's excuse, not Hearns'.
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Old 01-21-2011, 07:20 PM   #7
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PFP Hearns. Both fearless fighters but Hearns takes it by virtue of being able to move up in weight as he did whilst still being succesful.
On a different night "The war" could just as easily gone the other way.......
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Old 01-21-2011, 07:27 PM   #8
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Sure we know that Hagler koed Hearns in a spectacular 3 round slugfest,but it was more a matter of styles
Good point; after all, I am sure Richard Dunn is cursing his luck that his style cost him against Ali...

Against any other world class Heavyweight of the time, Dunn's style of looking completely inept would of seen him though. Look how good he looked against Bugner...
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Old 01-21-2011, 07:52 PM   #10
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Even though Hagler won their fight I think Hearns has had a better overall career.
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