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View Poll Results: Tough call, who wins at welterweight ?
Sugar Ray Leonard 23 71.88%
Jose Napoles 9 28.13%
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Old 11-13-2007, 07:33 PM   #46
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Not as far as I know. Are you thinking about coming to Scotland with a kilt on?


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Old 11-13-2007, 07:37 PM   #47
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Not as far as I know. Are you thinking about coming to Scotland with a kilt on?


Not a kilt in the usual sense.
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Old 11-14-2007, 04:38 AM   #48
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I'd make Ray marginaly favourite here. He has the edge in handspeed, is the slightly better pure technician, has power in both hands and a solid chin to go with it. The complete package at WW. In saying that you'd be very silly to rule out Napoles, he has the power and skill to keep Ray very honest. This one would be an intriguing matchup that's for sure.


Verdict: Leonard, by close UD.
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Old 11-14-2007, 07:06 AM   #49
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Ive only seen napoles in flashes where as Ive seen leonard a lot & on what Ive seen, srl wins.

Leonard was very complete & probably 2nd only to srr at 147, I think its just the reach & 1 punch power that srr has over srl aswell as being a better inside fighter but leonard v napoles mmmm Id make srl the fav.
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Old 11-14-2007, 07:16 AM   #50
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I don't think Leonard is as good as Napoles technically actually, he's more of an intuitive speedster, Napoles is the more textbook fighter. This would likely go in his favour if the two were to meet at their best, but I see Leonard wobbled a couple of times, perhaps a brief visit to the canvas.
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Old 11-14-2007, 08:59 AM   #51
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So how do you see this one going?
I see a cautious fight from Leonard who would be aware of Napoles good pop and counterpunching abilities. Leonard would backpedal a lot, throw some flurries and earn a close unanimous decision in a tactical one.

If that fight gets heated, I give the edge to Leonard too due to his superior handspeed and resistance.

Napoles is great but Leonard wouldn't get caught fighting a fight he's not comfortable with.
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