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Old 02-19-2008, 06:02 AM   #1
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Hagler peaked around 81-82 but he should have shone in his title shot against Vito and Duran nearly managed the upset. Should never have boxed Leonard for the first 4 rds and I cannot argue against that decision, I had Leonard in front by 1. Best performances were Sibson and Hearns and some of his early fights were classics
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Old 02-19-2008, 06:11 AM   #2
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I'd say:

1. Hearns
2. Sibson
3. Mugabi
4. Hamsho
5. Duran
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Old 02-19-2008, 06:44 AM   #3
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Best
1. Sibson
2. Hearns
3. Hamsho (both)
4. Lee
5. Obel
6. Minter
Some of them, anyway

Worst
1. Duran
2. Leonard
3. Roldan
4. Mugabi (I think 82-83 Hagler would've dispensed of him sooner)
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:29 AM   #4
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Best - Sibson, Hearns, Hamsho II among many, and i think Scypion was a well fought win too.

Worst - Duran. A previously totally dominant Hagler gets a bit starstruck and puts forth a relative stinker by his standards against a guy with many more dimensions than previous opponents albeit a much smaller one.
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Duran smaller than Hagler? They look virtually the same size which makes me wonder what Hagler would have been like at light middleweight
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:35 AM   #6
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Hagler looked pretty crappy against Hart from what I remember, considering Briscoe figured the man out and iced him in one.

He looked amazing against Humani.

Homani?

Can't remember how to spell that guys name.
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:42 AM   #7
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Duran smaller than Hagler? They look virtually the same size which makes me wonder what Hagler would have been like at light middleweight
Well Hagler was a really solid natural middleweight, Duran fought the equivalent of a standard career at 135 and just above and his greatest weight is of course 135. If that not enough Hagler has 2 1/2' in height and a big 9' in reach. Hagler was a really lean well defined solid middleweight.
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Old 02-19-2008, 10:23 AM   #8
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Worst - Duran. A previously totally dominant Hagler gets a bit starstruck and puts forth a relative stinker by his standards against a guy with many more dimensions than previous opponents albeit a much smaller one.
Surprisingly, I don't think it was that poor a display (once he got to grips of the contest more by the mid-rounds). I've got it 5th on my list of his best wins. It's a big name win whatever way you slice it, against an opponent who posed big stylistic questions, despite fighting above his natural weight.

He could've ended matters earlier perhaps, but put in a safe low-risk performance which was effective enough to get the job done nonethess. It's suppose it depends how you view it.

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Hagler also had a lot of respect for Duran, right?

Obviously has to be factored in there, I think.
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Old 02-19-2008, 10:46 AM   #10
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BEST
Tony Sibson
Mustafa Hamsho I
Mustafa Hamsho II
Loucif Hamani
Thomas Hearns

WORST
Roberto Duran
Sugar Ray Leonard
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Duran as worst performance? Get real.
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Hagler peaked around 81-82 but he should have shone in his title shot against Vito and Duran nearly managed the upset. Should never have boxed Leonard for the first 4 rds and I cannot argue against that decision, I had Leonard in front by 1. Best performances were Sibson and Hearns and some of his early fights were classics
Sibson and Hamsho were clinics ,he looked masterful demolishing Minter too.Worst,well he was way too tentative against Duran,whose head movement and hand speed seemed to non plus him ,and I think he should have been more agressive against Antuofermo,if he wanted the title.
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Old 02-19-2008, 05:13 PM   #13
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Duran as worst performance? Get real.

Yeah, I'm left somewhat baffled by that opinion too.
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It's not his worst but it's hardly a contender for best.
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Old 02-19-2008, 06:21 PM   #15
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Minter was his best fight, he looked good in both Hamsho fights also.

Worst fight was the Leonard fight, he got old overnight. There were signs that he was slipping in the Mugabi fight. Richie Sandoval went to watch Hagler in training for the Leonard fight an ask "what's wrong with Marvin"?
Damn shame.
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