Sugar Ray Leonard vs Donald Curry At WW

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Sugar Ray Leonard vs Donald Curry At WW

  1. Leonard By PTS

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  2. Leonard By KO/TKO

    63.4%
  3. Draw

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  4. Curry By PTS

    2.4%
  5. Curry By KO/TKO

    9.8%
  1. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Curry would do well in the early going before being stopped later. He was a heckuva fighter at his finest.
     
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  2. C.J.

    C.J. Boxings Living Legend revered & respected by all Full Member

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    I was there along with Don Dave Paul and other including LEOMARD. they all knew Don was having problems making 147 Don thought Raywas his friend some friend huh. really that backstabber started all; Don's problems TELL YA WHAT HE LEFT tEXAS IN A HURRY a pure scumbag in my book
     
  3. C.J.

    C.J. Boxings Living Legend revered & respected by all Full Member

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    I doubt that lol
     
  4. Xplosive

    Xplosive Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    It wouldn't be Leonard who have to adjust to Curry's speed, trust me...

    It'd be Curry who would have zero answers for Leonard's speed.
     
  5. Flash24

    Flash24 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Give Curry A little more credit. He had a great skill set, and had some of the fastest hands in welterweight history, he had the tools to trouble any welter, including R Robinson for a few rds. His problem was he didn't have a great chin . And he wouldn't be able to keep a Robinson, a Leonard, a Hearns, from eventually reaching him, and stopping him.
     
  6. JackSilver

    JackSilver Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Which welterweights did Leonard beat that were significantly better than the welterweight Curry at his best?
     
  7. PernellSweetPea

    PernellSweetPea Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Benitez, Hearns, Duran..
     
  8. PernellSweetPea

    PernellSweetPea Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    When was Curry at his best? When did he fight guys of the caliber of Hearns,Benitez or Duran? Never. Milt was not. Starling was still green when he fought him. Colin Jones? Curry was very very good, but the Milt fight elevated him more than it should have in retrospect.
     
  9. JackSilver

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    Maybe but I wouldn’t say they were significantly better than Curry.
     
  10. PernellSweetPea

    PernellSweetPea Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    They were better. He had a great moment and soon after lost to Honeyghan in a fight he could have dug deep and proved he was like them, and he didn't. Skills are one thing, digging deep is another.
     
  11. JackSilver

    JackSilver Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Yeah but almost all fighters have their moments when you think that they could have done more and dug deeper instead of doing a no mas.
     
  12. Man_Machine

    Man_Machine Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Curry wasn't able to stage any type of meaningful comeback, after Honeyghan, though. It was pretty much all downhill for Curry after that loss. It puts his early merits into perspective, when pitted against Greats like Leonard, Benitez, Hearns and Duran.
     
  13. PernellSweetPea

    PernellSweetPea Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    But Curry did not. He had his great moments but he never beat a really great fighter, but he was a very very good fighter. We all overrated him for Milt. People somehow mistook him for Leonard and Milt for Hearns.
     
  14. JackSilver

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    We’re not comparing careers here though but how they would have fared against each other at their welterweight best and I think Curry is been a bit overlooked here. I think Leonard would win a clear but very competitive decision but it’s no forgone conclusion.
     
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  15. PernellSweetPea

    PernellSweetPea Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I am just saying, Ray was more proven than Donald and found ways to win. I don't think he would have lost to Lloyd, although I think Lloyd was a very good fighter.