Could Aaron Pryor have beaten Joe Gans and Benny Leonard?

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  1. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Could Leonard have stood a chance at 140 or would he have beaten Pryor at 135? Could Gans have beaten Pryor at either weight?
     
  2. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Could he?

    Sure.

    Would he?

    Probably not.
     
  3. surfinghb

    surfinghb Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Plenty of fighters I would take over Pryor at 140 ...
    and yes and yes
     
  4. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    How could you possibly know on what little we have. If my life was at stake i'm going Pryor.
     
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  5. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Leonard was beating the welter champ Jack Britton when he deliberately fouled out.which became the plot for Hemingway's,"Fifty Grand".
     
  6. Claw4075

    Claw4075 Ezzard Charles GOAT Full Member

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    Pryor knocks them out both easily. There's a huge difference in skill level between fighters of that era and modern fighters.
     
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  7. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    Aaron Pryor hardly shows off the highest order of skills.
     
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  8. SwarmingSlugger

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    Just a mixed bottle.
     
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  9. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    Quality work.
     
  10. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Do you really think that Pryor was more skilled than Leonard?
     
  11. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Plenty, who the hell were they?!
     
  12. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Offensive wise yes.
     
  13. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Pryor`s combos were amazing, a master pressure fighter with good head movement a very hard style to work out.
     
  14. surfinghb

    surfinghb Boxing Addict Full Member

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    off the top of my head
    Barney Ross, Packey McFarland, Jose Napoles, Pernell Whitaker, Manny Pac, Mayweather, Duran( Pryor passed on it), ODLH, JCC
    I would bet Pryor comes out with a losing record
     
  15. JackSilver

    JackSilver Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Based on film, Pryor kills both of them.Based on reality who knows cos anyone who actually saw Gans and Leonard box must be long dead or older than Jesus.
     
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