Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by George Crowcroft, Jun 6, 2019.
he didn't 'sweep' any rounds but won the first four convincingly
The timing of the event wasnt controversial. Leonard had a detached retina and was forced to retired. He briefly came back and looked like crap so retired again. Rewriting that to say Hagler was shot (nobody said that until after he got outboxed by a welterweight who had one fight in the last five years and looked like **** in it) is ridiculous. Painting an active, dominant middleweight champion as the underdog going into a fight with Leonard is a joke, its beyond monday morning quarterbacking. Hagler looked way better in his last fight against a much more threatening opponent than Leonard did in his last fight three years earlier against an average opponent at best. Gift decision my ass and none of the ridiculous videos you post will change the decision nor the fact that most think Leonard won. Like I said before, Hagler has nobody but himself to blame he fought a terrible fight. Same thing he did with Antuofermo, same thing he did with Duran. Rather than just do what he did best he acted like he had to prove something and he ended paying the price for it.
forced to retire? what was he doing boxing at age 40???
was he forced to UNretire four times? I dont recall his Doctor telling him to stay retired. In fact, he was given the okay by his Doctor to fight
if all opponents previous to Mugabi were so average (including Hearns & Hamsho) then leonard should have exposed him there an then in 1982 instead of inviting him all the way to Baltimore Civic Center, and in front of a live audience, back out a fight leonard himself built up
BTW, what was Ray doing in the ring with someone named Kevin Howard in 1984? I thought you said he was forced into retirement?
and worse, why did he immediately go back to retirement?
hw is the film ridiculous? it is actual footage!
it does not conceal nor resorts to deception
In fact, it does just the opposite so how can a film be deceptive if it slows down the action to give viewers a clearer look at what landed and what didnt, what was blocked, what was a low blow, and which were a glancing blows?
I've asked you several times but each time you pass on commenting
I myself am grateful for the efforts someone went through to go frame by frame but maybe you just didnt like the results
and I wouldnt either had I mistakenly thought for the last 32 years that Leonard won a historic bout, then I went out a bragged about it to everyone. It would make me look bad!
btw, the only reason I went thru the film round by round was because the decision was so controversial that I had to know: was I right in pegging Hagler as the true winner
and was he robbed?
the answer to both questions is yes