Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Shrollleftupper, Dec 14, 2020.
Great fight. Who wins?
Leonard on points imo. Maybe to close for comfort.
At what weight? If it's 147lb then I plump for Leonard. Any higher,Burley.
Burley would lose to leaonard. Burley is made for him, judges are not going to favour burley slowing Leonard way way down while Leonard will be showboating and working the room. Maybe a little bit revisionist controversial but not at the time.
Do you think it would be smoke and mirrors from Leonard or do you think he would get the nod on merit, Matt?
Ha ha, whatya trying to say? You saying Leonard often got decisions he didn’t deserve?
Sometimes these things are the same though. If your punches look better you’re more likely to get the nod, simple as that. There’s loads going on here way more than you can rock off on a post from a phone but it would have lots of close rounds with Leonard landing heavier looking shots, burley prioritising underscored bodyshots, burley working Leonard into a knot, Leonard physically quick enough to remain ahead of that control.
I think we all know the one we’re talking about.
This would be likened to a 147 lb Ali vs Norton.
I think Ray pulls off a decision win, but he would have to work for it. And, of course, the sugarman will make sure things are in his favor if it is post-prime Leonard.