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hookoffthejab
post Feb 10 2014, 07:38 PM
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I've been wrecking my brain to figure out how we rate the legacy of our favorite fighters. I grew up in the 80s Ray Leonard was my favorite. To this day people clamor over Ray and it is well deserved, however i look back and try to access exactly what we saw and what the media told us we saw. In 36 fights we saw Duran 3x Hearns 2x Hagler and Benitez.....Leonard Duran 1....Ray was 5'10 had fought as high as 160 in his rookie year..and Duran was a 5'7 lightweight moving up to Welterweight...Ray lost that fight then won the rematch....Hearns 1 was a matchup of 2 welterweight champs Ray 25 and TH 22..... Ray won in dramatic fashion...The Hagler fight was 4 years past its date but still a great feat....People say today's fighters fight for the money but Ray made 12 million vs Duran in 1980......THAT IS A TON OF MONEY FOR A FIGHTER TODAY....So Im hoping someone can break Ray Leonards legacy down to me it looks thin.
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Col Reb
post Feb 15 2014, 05:02 AM
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I still get ticked thinking about that decision vs Hagler. Marvin was my favorite fighter of that generation.
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- hookoffthejab   How do we rate legacy?   Feb 10 2014, 07:38 PM
- - mgrover   They shouldn't clamour over him, he never want...   Feb 11 2014, 06:47 AM
- - wolterb   Well the notion that todays boxers fight for money...   Feb 11 2014, 08:57 AM
- - Franchize   Never was a fan of Ray Leonard. Don't get me w...   Feb 11 2014, 09:46 AM
- - wolterb   ^ good points...his bout with hagler is a great ex...   Feb 11 2014, 09:53 AM
- - hookoffthejab   Ray is the only legend that I know that will openl...   Feb 11 2014, 10:59 AM
- - wolterb   ^ people have a hard-on for that era, so his name ...   Feb 11 2014, 12:03 PM
- - mrchitown   Ray Leonard one of the GOAT's. When I look at ...   Feb 11 2014, 12:22 PM
- - Cshel86   Good points guys! I think we had this discussi...   Feb 11 2014, 01:44 PM
- - BoxingEinstein   We rate them like we always do....with opposition ...   Feb 11 2014, 01:55 PM
- - Rumpoffsteelskin   If I heard someone put SRL in the top 5 all-time, ...   Feb 11 2014, 02:07 PM
- - klonopinz   he knew how to exploit gettign a decision, thats f...   Feb 11 2014, 03:32 PM
- - hookoffthejab   My personal opinion is he should have beat Duran b...   Feb 12 2014, 03:12 PM
- - klonopinz   yeah he beat duran then wouldnt give him a rematch...   Feb 12 2014, 05:16 PM
|- - mgrover   QUOTE (klonopinz @ Feb 12 2014, 10:16 PM)...   Feb 12 2014, 05:25 PM
- - klonopinz   i think it duran made 11 million so how could anyo...   Feb 12 2014, 05:32 PM
|- - mgrover   QUOTE (klonopinz @ Feb 12 2014, 10:32 PM)...   Feb 13 2014, 06:48 AM
- - Col Reb   I still get ticked thinking about that decision vs...   Feb 15 2014, 05:02 AM


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