QUOTE (PR316 @ Apr 5 2010, 06:01 PM)
Haven't seen much of Benny Leonard honestly. Will have to look at him more.
But I'm with kidbazooka in that when Duran was on and at his best, I would take him over any lightweight in the history of the game, and most WELTERWEIGHTS..
That's why ya gotta check out Benny Leonard..Everyone knows and remembers Duran since there is a lot of film on him and he fought guys who were also great..Benny Leonard's era isn't much remembered since it is soooo long ago..Benny also had a lot of power due to his balance and natural power..Incase none of ya know,his record was 91 wins(71 KOs)-5 losses-1 draw..That's his offical record,not newspaper record(I don't trust too much)..He was KOd a couple times but that was in the very beginning of his career minus maybe 1..
I love em both but I gotta go with Arcel's opinion and say Leonard would beat Duran..