Sugar Ray Leonard vs Julio Cesar Chavez sr.

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Dance84, May 9, 2021.

Who wins

  1. Leonard Knockout

  2. Leonard Decision

  3. Chavez Knockout

  4. Chavez Decision

    0 vote(s)
  5. Draw

  1. Saad54

    Saad54 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Dec 10, 2014
  2. Xplosive

    Xplosive Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 23, 2008
    I hate to break the hard truth to you but...

    Duran was a level above Chavez.

    Chavez needed Richard Steele's intervention to beat the homeless man's Ray Leonard.

    How the Hell is he gonna deal with the real Ray Leonard?
  3. greynotsoold

    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    To be fair, Hearns would have beat Leonard in a 12 round fight. Chavez would have killed Taylor in a 15 round fight.

    But Chavez v Leonard at 47 is preposterous to suggest. Why not make it at 130?
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  4. Balder

    Balder Well-Known Member Full Member

    Nov 10, 2012

    Duran is definitely ahead p4p over Chavez, what I was rereferring to was Chavez being higher than Leonard.

    I think Chavez is the perfect style against Leonard, so even though he is naturally lighter, I think he beats Leonard on his precision power and cutting off the ring.

    Leonard will get caught with counter rights and body shots. Chavez has a slight edge on Duran with ring generalship and body attack.

    Granted , Leonard should have the size advantage but, I am betting on the upset.
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  5. BoxingDialogue

    BoxingDialogue Well-Known Member Full Member

    Apr 26, 2019
  6. Ph33rknot

    Ph33rknot El gran campeón Mexicano Full Member

    Mar 5, 2012
  7. young griffo

    young griffo Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 18, 2006
    Chavez is one of my favourites and one of the very best fighters I’ve ever seen. He also was never, ever a genuine 147lber and would be giving up size, speed and power to a guy who was in the frame for the best ever at Welter.

    A bridge way too far for JCC to overcome. He’d get out manoeuvred, dominated at range, overpowered and outsped in close. He can’t win this in any way. There is a reason weight divisions exist and this match up is an example. Hell Chavez was past prime at welter anyway, I’m imagining a prime Chavez magically transported to 147 and still giving him no chance.
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  8. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 27, 2005
    Leonard "should have" the size advantage? What the actual hell? Is Chavez The Hulk?
    Last edited: May 10, 2021
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  9. Man_Machine

    Man_Machine Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    Assuming this is at 147 (and one can only think it would be) it's a bit of a mismatch. Leonard was a natural and great Welterweight; Chavez was not.

    Leonard wins by KO, inside of 8 rounds.
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  10. Blaxx

    Blaxx Member Full Member

    Feb 8, 2018
    Leonard wins every round, taunts, showboats and when he is ready to do so, he gets JCC Sr. out of there.
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  11. Jamal Perkins

    Jamal Perkins Well-Known Member Full Member

    Oct 19, 2012
    HBO wanted Chavez to fight Honeyghan back when he was undefeated....the best Honeyghan would beat the best Chavez at 147 imo. Leonard is simply a different level imo.

    Julio fighting Oscar was a good matchup
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  12. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 16, 2019
    No my friend, just David Banner in sheep's clothing, Lol.
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