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flyest1
03-12-2010, 11:57 PM
I remember after the McCory fight. He said he wanted to be like Ray Leonard. Then after the McCallum fight on an ESPN card. He said Leonard wasn't a great person

These are my two favorite 80's fighters. But I was young as hell to know any of it. Plus my career sets don't talk about it

Thread Stealer
03-13-2010, 12:17 AM
I think there were some rumors that Leonard's manager told Curry's camp to stay at 147 and that Leonard would fight him there. I guess maybe the offer was b.s. and Curry was mad.

Curry was interviewed a couple years back on another boxing site and asked about this. His response was kind of like "no comment, that's the past".

Thread Stealer
03-13-2010, 12:21 AM
FB: Iíve heard you were having problems making 147 lbs after you won the title. Thereís a rumor floating around that Sugar Ray Leonard or Mike Trainer advised you to remain at welter for the Lloyd Honeyghan fight. Is that true or false?

DC: Well, I really donít like to go back on certain things. I try to forget how that all played out. Iíll say this; Ray is who he is and whatever, whatever.

FB: So you have no animosity towards Leonard or anybody?

DC: Itís too late now. If I did, it wouldnít do me any good (laughs). I donít hold a grudge and I like to turn that type of negative energy into a positive, to get good things out of it.

flyest1
03-13-2010, 01:00 AM
Thanks big dogg

Do you have that entire interview with you by any chance?

gibo
03-13-2010, 02:14 AM
Knowing how Leonard was, Cobra probably was offered chump change to accept a fight with SRL. Leonard in those days was exactly as delajoya was recently. Fight by my rules or no fight. Whatever he wanted he got. It's all about money. Has always been and forever will be.

Dynamite Kid
03-13-2010, 05:04 AM
Didn't he sue Ray Leonard? i seem to recall the preview to the McCallum fight and them saying that he was taking Ray to court because he tried to stop him getting a particular fight, or something like that anyway.

Dynamite Kid
03-13-2010, 05:08 AM
Just found this, check it out.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=NmkQAAAAIBAJ&sjid=2IsDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6905,1153868&hl=en

Snopkins
03-13-2010, 02:19 PM
Knowing how Leonard was, Cobra probably was offered chump change to accept a fight with SRL. Leonard in those days was exactly as delajoya was recently. Fight by my rules or no fight. Whatever he wanted he got. It's all about money. Has always been and forever will be.




You hadn't even heard of Don Curry until this thread was created.

Don't speak about matters that are far too complicated for your puny brain to take in.

MrRolltide91
03-17-2016, 06:51 PM
Just found this, check it out.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=NmkQAAAAIBAJ&sjid=2IsDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6905,1153868&hl=en


Interesting

soul_survivor
03-17-2016, 06:56 PM
That article is quite vague and very limited. Either way, Curry would have been killed by Hagler.

juggernaut666
03-18-2016, 02:59 AM
They were at a barbeque and he put to much curry on the beef which caused an insult and thought he spiced things up intentionally.

rightsideup
03-18-2016, 11:24 PM
Donald Curry was a talent many people have theories on why he was not even more successful as a pro his wins over many talents such as Marlon Starling and Milton McCory at welter plus a few Jr middleweight contenders show his ability. Joke as you may on this thread he had the talent to do very well and his loss to honeygan may have been one fight two many at welterweight

Dynamite76
04-02-2016, 03:42 PM
Curry was on his way to a megafight with Hagler down the line, but Leonard, looking out for himself, told Curry when Curry went to him for advice, to stay at 147, which in essence ruined his career. As good as Curry was, was probably fortunate he fought Milton when he did, if it had come off in early '83 as planned, he might have lost.

TX_BOXNG
04-02-2016, 11:27 PM
Lol i thought Steph Curry vs Kawhi Leonard

Edit: i thought i was at the lounge my bad

Sugar Adam Ali
04-03-2016, 12:11 AM
Leonard advised curry not to take the Hagler fight, and then leonard took it himself..

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