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Old 08-08-2008, 04:38 AM   #31
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One of the most complete fighters I've ever seen. Always exciting to watch, fantastic finisher, and perhaps the smartest boxer of all-time (possibly in the ring, and quite clearly outside the ring). Considering he had 40 fights and a prime the was limited to 6 years, the fact that he has the scalps of 4 of the greatest fighters of all-time on his resume is marvelous. Very, very few fighters since the 70's can claim as much. Not to mention, he rallied back while down on points and his eye sealed shut to stop Hearns in an epic fight, thus overcoming formidable adversity and proving his greatness, a feat that several so called great fighters have never done. Personally, I don't see how anyone rates him outside of the top 15 all-time.

Also, as an amateur, he may well have been the best ever.
Donīt know enough about the amatuers to agree to your last sentence but i absolutly agree with the rest. Great fighter.
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Old 08-08-2008, 08:41 AM   #32
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Leonard isn't that great. Prime Leonard was beaten by Hector Camacho and Terry Norris. Hearns kicked his ass in their rematch.
"I offer my expertise to this forum"


Your no expert on boxing with such an opinion. Pretty much an amateur actually.
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Old 08-08-2008, 09:05 AM   #33
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Please kill him Robbi
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Old 08-08-2008, 09:15 AM   #34
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He had emense talent on the amatuer's I knew he would be a great one and he proved it the pro's...He did have a short pro career but fought some of the best in a short time....ATG indeed, much speed and power, great legs and killer instinct...smelt blood and went for the kill....Downside is he burnt out young and showed it in losses to Norris and Camacho...but prime version one of the best in Welter
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Old 08-08-2008, 09:16 AM   #35
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Prime Leonard was beaten by Hector Camacho and Terry Norris.
This can only be the work of one man !

I take it this is rooster with a different name. Only he could print such shit regarding SRL.

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Old 08-08-2008, 09:27 AM   #36
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This can only be the work of one man !

I take it this is rooster with a different name. Only he could print such shit regarding SRL.

You`ve been rumbled.

Great detective work, dunno though............
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Old 08-08-2008, 10:06 AM   #37
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Leonard isn't that great. Prime Leonard was beaten by Hector Camacho and Terry Norris. Hearns kicked his ass in their rematch.
Hand grenade welcome to the forum.

Truer words were never spoken. Well said!

Ray competed fairly evenly in his remedial boxing years (1984-1989) but once he stepped up in class (any fighter not on social security) watch out below!
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Old 08-08-2008, 01:18 PM   #38
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Hand grenade welcome to the forum.

Truer words were never spoken. Well said!

Ray competed fairly evenly in his remedial boxing years (1984-1989) but once he stepped up in class (any fighter not on social security) watch out below!
He fought prime Hearns and then was stepping up in class against Norris. You're a right.
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Old 08-08-2008, 02:42 PM   #39
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Great fighter

All-time top15 easy, I would say.

The scalps of Duran, Hearns, Hagler and Benitez ensure him boxing immortality. Whatever his out-of-ring activities, he was beautiful to watch in it. A real showman who, unlike a lot of other entertainers in the ring, was able to bite down on the gum-shield when he needed to and grind out the victory. A special fighter.

Who wouldn't want him around nowadays? He'd school the life out of everyone from LWW up to LHW.
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Old 08-08-2008, 03:42 PM   #40
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Great fighter

All-time top15 easy, I would say.

The scalps of Duran, Hearns, Hagler and Benitez ensure him boxing immortality. Whatever his out-of-ring activities, he was beautiful to watch in it. A real showman who, unlike a lot of other entertainers in the ring, was able to bite down on the gum-shield when he needed to and grind out the victory. A special fighter.

Who wouldn't want him around nowadays? He'd school the life out of everyone from LWW up to LHW.
How in the hell can you actually scalp Hagler?
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Old 08-08-2008, 03:54 PM   #41
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Norris was better than Hearns was. Better speed. Better power. Just a greater fighter. You should know this.
Your a zoomer.
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Old 08-08-2008, 04:11 PM   #42
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Even if Leonard were to make a comeback right now, he'd still be in his prime.
This guy's great.
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Old 08-08-2008, 04:28 PM   #43
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This guy's great.
This guy is rooster.

I saw a few of his posts elsewhere, and thought that IamLegend was just having some fun. Now this poster has revealed his true identity in this thread.
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Old 08-08-2008, 04:30 PM   #44
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This guy is rooster.

I saw a few of his posts elsewhere, and thought that IamLegend was just having some fun. Now this poster has revealed his true identity in this thread.
I doubt he's actually Rooster, he's just a troll having some fun. Rooster is a complete idiot, but I've come to the conclusion that he actually believes what he says. This guy's just clowning, clearly from that post. Even Rooster wouldn't have gone that far.

Come to think of it, he was probably just seeing how Rooster himself would've responded to something so ludicrous.
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Old 08-08-2008, 04:58 PM   #45
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Great fighter

All-time top15 easy, I would say.

The scalps of Duran, Hearns, Hagler and Benitez ensure him boxing immortality. Whatever his out-of-ring activities, he was beautiful to watch in it. A real showman who, unlike a lot of other entertainers in the ring, was able to bite down on the gum-shield when he needed to and grind out the victory. A special fighter.

Who wouldn't want him around nowadays? He'd school the life out of everyone from LWW up to LHW.


These are the scalps Camacho has in his possession: Limon, Ramirez, Rosario, Boza Edwards, Freddie Roach, Howard Davis, Pazienza, Mancini, Haugen, Duran, Leonard. Wo wouldnt want him around nowadays? He'd school the life out of everyone from 130 to LHW the way he did Leonard.
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