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View Poll Results: What would the result be of a 15-round boxing match between SRL and Duran?
Sugar Ray Leonard by K.O. 1 2.08%
Sugar Ray Leonard by U.D. 14 29.17%
Sugar Ray Leonard by SD. 8 16.67%
Roberto Duran by K.O. 1 2.08%
Roberto Duran by U.D 19 39.58%
Roberto Duran by S.D 5 10.42%
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Old 07-25-2007, 07:07 AM   #1
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Default *~* Welterweight GOAT Tournament *~* Roberto Duran vs Sugar Ray Leonard.

WHO WOULD WIN?

Please be patient for a moment as I set up the poll.
Rules:

1) This boxing match is fought over a 15-round period.
2) This boxing match is fought at welterweight.
3) You can only vote once. Don't vote with alts -- let's keep it clean.
4) Have fun.

I want to encourage discussion. Please provide us with some of your insight as it pertains to this match if you can be bothered to. Straight-up voting is, of course, still allowed.
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Old 07-25-2007, 07:15 AM   #2
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Default Re: *~* Welterweight GOAT Tournament *~* Roberto Duran vs Sugar Ray Leonard.

In fairness to Duran, it already happened- and he won. But I don't think he was as good a welter as Leonard.
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Old 07-25-2007, 07:26 AM   #3
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Default Re: *~* Welterweight GOAT Tournament *~* Roberto Duran vs Sugar Ray Leonard.

Leonard narrowly lost fighting Duran's fight. Leonard totally dominated Duran, when Leonard used a different fight plan. Duran was well below par in the rematch, though.

Leonard's style would give Duran problems at any weight. Even if you dropped Leonard to lightweight, if we are assuming that's possible. The difference at lightweight is that Duran was fierce enough to bull his way close to a fighter with Leonard's style. At welterweight, Duran is giving up a lot of size. It still takes a great figher to beat him there, but Leonard proved himself to be that.
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Old 07-25-2007, 07:37 AM   #4
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Default Re: *~* Welterweight GOAT Tournament *~* Roberto Duran vs Sugar Ray Leonard.

It already happend, Duran won.
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Old 07-25-2007, 07:49 AM   #5
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Default Re: *~* Welterweight GOAT Tournament *~* Roberto Duran vs Sugar Ray Leonard.

This isnt exactly a what if scenario...
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Old 07-25-2007, 07:53 AM   #6
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Default Re: *~* Welterweight GOAT Tournament *~* Roberto Duran vs Sugar Ray Leonard.

If SRL fights smart then it's a comfortable win over points. If he doesn't well, we all know what happened.
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Old 07-25-2007, 08:12 AM   #7
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Default Re: *~* Welterweight GOAT Tournament *~* Roberto Duran vs Sugar Ray Leonard.

Check the Montreal record books.
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Old 07-25-2007, 08:21 AM   #8
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Default Re: *~* Welterweight GOAT Tournament *~* Roberto Duran vs Sugar Ray Leonard.

I'll match the Duran of the first against the SRL of the second and take Leonard via close UD.
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Old 07-25-2007, 08:22 AM   #9
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Default Re: *~* Welterweight GOAT Tournament *~* Roberto Duran vs Sugar Ray Leonard.

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So leading on the cards by one round is dominating, huh?
Well, getting the opponent to quit will do if not i guess.
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Old 07-25-2007, 08:25 AM   #10
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Default Re: *~* Welterweight GOAT Tournament *~* Roberto Duran vs Sugar Ray Leonard.

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In fairness to Duran, it already happened- and he won. But I don't think he was as good a welter as Leonard.
If pitting the best of them we have to go the latter Leonard tho, the Duran fight taught him a fair bit and he was never better than after it. I think he was just hitting his peak vs Hearn's, may have even improved a little more if not for retirement.
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Old 07-25-2007, 08:27 AM   #11
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Default Re: *~* Welterweight GOAT Tournament *~* Roberto Duran vs Sugar Ray Leonard.

Leonard, via SD
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Old 07-25-2007, 09:32 AM   #12
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Leonard deserves the close decision but it is in Panama City so Duran gets it

Duran WS15
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Old 07-25-2007, 10:08 AM   #13
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If we would definitly know that Leonard made him quit than yes. But when we take into account that Duran shouldn´t have fought in the first place - he was not in shape for a fight with Leonard - and the mysterious stomach cramps than no :P
add to that leonards shameless admission in the playboy interview stating that his plan was to get duran into the ring asap knowing that he would not be able to get into top condition. leads to speculation that even he was not totally confident of his chances in a fight vs. a prepared duran.

same result as the first fight. duran cose decision.
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Old 07-25-2007, 01:14 PM   #14
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If pitting the best of them we have to go the latter Leonard tho, the Duran fight taught him a fair bit and he was never better than after it. I think he was just hitting his peak vs Hearn's, may have even improved a little more if not for retirement.

Yeah, fair dinkum mate.
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Old 07-25-2007, 01:17 PM   #15
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Default Re: *~* Welterweight GOAT Tournament *~* Roberto Duran vs Sugar Ray Leonard.

Duran whupped Leonard, on points. Outboxed, outfought him, beat him.

There's no debate to be had.

The rematch Duran was not himself, for whatever reason. In the first fight both fighters were 100%.
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