Which current 147lb fighter would beat Sugar Ray Leonard?

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Showstopper97, Aug 17, 2021.

Which welterweight has the best chance?

  1. Spence

    3.2%
  2. Crawford

    25.8%
  3. Pacquiao (09-11 version)

    54.8%
  4. Porter

    3.2%
  5. Thurman

    3.2%
  6. Garcia

    3.2%
  7. Ugas

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Ortiz Jr

    3.2%
  9. Kavaliauskas

    3.2%
  1. dangerousity

    dangerousity Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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  2. Wildcat

    Wildcat Ted Grant Full Member

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    Amit Khan maybe, Amir Khan never.
     
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  3. Olu G. Rotimi

    Olu G. Rotimi Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I agree.
     
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  4. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Boxing Addict banned Full Member

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  5. sid

    sid Boxing Addict Full Member

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    This^^^
     
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  6. Eggman

    Eggman "The cream of the crop! Nobody does it better! Full Member

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    Josh Taylor move up and stop him in 6
     
  7. WhataRock

    WhataRock Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Jeff Horn circa 2017.
     
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  8. Pimp C

    Pimp C Free The Guys! F 12 & Goofies Stay Dangerous! Full Member

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    None! They all get schooled.
     
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  9. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Boxing Addict banned Full Member

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    LOL
     
  10. gollumsluvslave

    gollumsluvslave Active Member Full Member

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    None of them have fought anyone even close enough to SRL level that the only possible answer is NONE.

    Crawford based on the eye test and his obvious bag of tricks and skills is the only one at 147 who could probably claim to have an 'unknown ceiling' just now given how little he has really been pushed - but a lot of that comes back to level of comp / resume.

    Is Crawford talented enough to hang with Leonard or Hearns @147? Anything is possible, but there is no evidence to suggest he could.

    I'd suggest his hardest fight so far @147 was against Mean Machine (recently stopped quicker by Ortiz), who managed to tag Bud more in the early rounds and even had what should have been a KD. No offence to Egis, but I don't think he could have hung with Leonard or Hearns for very long.

    That's what's most frustrating about Bud - he has the raw goods I think, and if we had seen him KO Thurman, Spence and Pac, maybe the idea of him being competitive against past ATGs would hold more weight.

    But it's all would've, could've, should've right now.
     
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  11. Jpreisser

    Jpreisser Active Member Full Member

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    Victor Ortiz. Leonard had trouble with lefties.
     
  12. The Akbar One

    The Akbar One Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    None of the guys listed in the poll would have much chance of beating a prime Leonard. Leonard knocks Crawford's arse out.
     
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  13. Doppleganger

    Doppleganger Southside Slugger Full Member

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    Where's the 'no-one' option at?
     
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  14. AdamT

    AdamT Active Member Full Member

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    None are fit to carry his jock strap

    He humiliates the lot of them

    Hearns would also smash the bunch

    Duran would also beat them all

    Oh and so would Benetiz
     
  15. J Jones

    J Jones Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I think they omitted the 'no-one' option to save room for realistic SRL conquerors such as:

    Maurice Hooker, Thomas Dulorme, Omar Figueroa, Boots Ennis, Fabian Maidaina, Brandun Lee, and last but not least and definitely most dangerous, Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero. Think about it, SRL can't hit what he can't see. Plus, there's a chance that SRL's fear of ghosts is too intense for him to even consider a fight with Guerrero.
     
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