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Old 03-22-2011, 08:10 AM   #1
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Default Emile Griffith vs Sugar Ray Leonard

The Emile Griffith of the '66 fight with Dick Tiger vs the Leonard of the '87 fight with Hagler. 15 rounds.
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Old 03-22-2011, 08:17 AM   #2
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It would be a close one. Since Ray isnīt at his best here I give the edge to Emile. Prime for prime, I guess Leonard wins.
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Old 03-22-2011, 01:22 PM   #3
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Griffith by clear points win.
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Old 03-22-2011, 01:23 PM   #4
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Chicken's good. I like chicken.
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Old 03-22-2011, 01:26 PM   #5
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Griffith.

Griffith weighed in at 150 lbs that night, why not match him up with the Leonard of the Kalule fight
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Old 03-22-2011, 01:31 PM   #6
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It would be a close one. Since Ray isnīt at his best here I give the edge to Emile. Prime for prime, I guess Leonard wins.
That's my assessment too. Only the best Leonard could beat Griffith.
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Old 03-22-2011, 02:06 PM   #7
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Leonard was the more gifted but Griffith was tough and busy...I like Leonard by a close UD
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Old 03-22-2011, 02:12 PM   #8
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Leonard was the more gifted but Griffith was tough and busy...I like Leonard by a close UD
The one of the Hagler fight? Really?
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The one of the Hagler fight? Really?
Griff could take it also...he was a tricky and strong guy..i would not place a big bet on SRL or anyone,,,this is not a sure thing
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Old 03-23-2011, 04:09 AM   #11
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Leonard was much more talented and matches up very well with slower technicians. The Hagler version doesnt' quite have the same stamina but Griffith wouldn't pressure him to make that count
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Griff could take it also...he was a tricky and strong guy..i would not place a big bet on SRL or anyone,,,this is not a sure thing
I just think it needs the best Leonard to beat Griffith. Leonard wasnīt at his best against Hagler for sure.
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Old 03-23-2011, 04:52 AM   #13
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Leonard by razor close decision, maybe split, controversial.
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The Emile Griffith with killer instinct before the Benny Paret tragedy would beat Leonard by clear UD over 15 rounds.
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