QUOTE(boxing lover @ Oct 16 2007, 12:37 PM) [snapback]361415[/snapback]
Man, come on. Leonard fought the whole fight..he worked his way inside. That takes time and technique. And Hearns got hurt every time he got hit/ You give Hitman a bad rap there, my man. Tommy fought a great fight, just got worn down from presure, fatigue, body shots.
Nah man, thats not how it went down, sorry bro. First of all, the commentary was spot on for this fight, they kept saying Leonard wasnt consistent with anything. Going to the body was a good idea but Leonard wasnt consistent with it at all, he did it for 2-3 rounds maybe, and thats not what broke down Hearns.
Every time Leonard connected, Hearns would get wobbly, watch the fight again, the same shots he get Hearns on, he hit Duran with hella more and he didnt budge a bit. Leonard just hit jackpot when he realized Hearns couldnt take his punch. Hearns was dominating because Leonard wasnt doing anything other then circle and throw an irrelevant jab. Leonard didnt solve Hearns or break him down, or outwork and certainly not outbox or outfox him, he just swung for the fences when he realized Hearns couldnt take it.
Im not trying to give Hearns a bad rep, he already is known for having the best offensive package of his era but no chin. It all started with this fight.