QUOTE (PR316 @ Jul 30 2010, 10:51 AM)
There isn't a whole lot on Benny, but the bit you see is enough for you to know what kind of fighter he was.
Fast hands, slick feet, great jab, defense, and ring generalship. Leonard had been hurt against the likes of Charlie White and Lew Tendler but his recovery was amazing. He knew how to buy time and survive.
Pacquiao as we all know is an extremely fast southpaw with good footwork of his own, laser fast hands, and good power, which is doubled when you consider his punches have absolutely ZERO telegraph in them. We've seen Pacquiao hurt too, and he was KO'd a couple times as a youngster.
IMO, Marquez showed that if your a good counter puncher you can beat Manny. So I would make Benny the favorite to win a decision here. But if Pacquiao can catch him, maybe he has a chance to take him out???....
Leonard via UD in a 15 rounder is my call. He'll have some scary moments but I think his better boxing and defense carries the day.
Dude did you snag my idea from the fantasy match up thread??hahaha..I put this match up in there..All the match ups I made in that thread I wished were actual threads but it kinda seems like we barely get any responses in these threads..
Benny had some of the best recovery skills and I think it had something to do with his mental energy..He was able to clear his head real quickly and stay focused on the fight..In my opinion,Benny had the best mental energy I've ever seen a fighter have..
In my opinion,Benny would eat Pac-man up but it'd be a great great fight to see..Pac-man would be throwing a lot of punches while Benny would be slipping,ducking,using his feet,and his gloves to stop the shots and get off his own..The Pac-man of today has good footwork and I'd like to see how they would size up..I do think that Leonard had better footwork(in my opinion he has the best of all time) so we'd see a lot of good shit in this one..Pac-man wouldn't be able to work angles on him and I think Pac-man would get frustrated and less patient than what we've seen lately..Benny would then have a field day on Pac-man with his great counter punching..What was Benny not great at??His chin wasn't the best so he found ways to not get hit..
With all that said,Benny by UD or late KO..