What Was Sugar Ray Leonards Best Performance

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  1. Joeywill

    Joeywill New Member Full Member

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    What was the best performance of his career where he best displayed his skills? Not necessarily his best win.
     
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  2. Indefatigable

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    Andy Price hands down. Sept. 22, 1979.
    That Leonard stops Floyd in 5.
     
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  3. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Bye for now! banned Full Member

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    Hearns 1- He showed what he was made of dug deep and to quote Tyson he proved he really was a "Pitbull with a pretty face"
     
  4. Xplosive

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    This one is NEVER mentioned, but probably the Bruce Finch fight.

    He was coming off the Hearns win, and was at the peak of his confidence, his skill, and his physical ability.
     
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  5. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    Hearns 1 but also Benitez deserves a mention. That was an impressive win.
     
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  6. Xplosive

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    Leonard would not stop Floyd in 5, though he would beat Floyd in dominant fashion.
     
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  7. 22JM

    22JM Boxing Addict Full Member

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    What about Payor? A fighter both SRL and Herans ducked??
     
  8. Xplosive

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    My God the quality in this forum has slipped...

    Who are these new idiots?
     
  9. Richard M Murrieta

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    The last fight prior to the discovery of the detached Retina.
     
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  10. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Aaron Pryor though talented, was too light, he weighed 140 lbs, Sugar Ray Leonard and Thomas The Hitman Hearns were 147 Lbs.
     
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  11. JohnThomas1

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    Per the actual ask "where he best displayed his skills" i'm going to put forward Benitez. It's shocking how comfortably he outboxed a speedy master boxer that night and he showed an immense all round game. Brilliant performance.
     
  12. TBooze

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    No fan of Leonard; but his win over Kalule was maybe a masterpiece.
     
  13. TBooze

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    And as I suspect you know, was probably even better as a 135lber, only moving up to get a title fight.
     
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  14. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Yes he was.
     
  15. Fergy

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    I'll go with this. But also, Tommy took it like a champ!