Originally Posted by selfkill
It's testament to just how much you hate Ray Leonard that you wouldn't even include him among the flashiest boxers ever.
For me, he will always be the best thing that ever happened to the sport and I believe a lot of boxing fans resent him because of how widely known he is outside of Boxing. This causes people to speak about Ali as the best even if they don't follow boxing, and the people who have all of Robinson's and pep's fights on film are pissed off at this. Still, for me he is the greatest ever and I wouldn't even limit that just to Heavyweight. I've watched Robinson but I refuse to acknowledge him as the greatest without having seen a large percent of his career.
Interesting you should also mention Ray Leonard, perhaps the most underrated all time great on ESB. Roberto Duran is given more credit for lasting 15 rounds with Hagler than Leonard gets for beating the man. Unbelievable.
Why would I include Leonard alongside Norris and Hector Camacho? He wasn't as good as either of them, or as fast.