View Full Version : How do you see a Sugar Ray Leonard vs Pernell Whitaker fight at 147lbs. playing out?


Since 1985
06-10-2011, 02:13 PM
Who wins this battle between ATG's?

SCtrojansbaby
06-10-2011, 02:52 PM
Leonard by wide decision

zte89147
06-10-2011, 03:35 PM
KO Leonard, Sugar is way to big

The_Demon
06-10-2011, 03:44 PM
Leonard would be way too much for Pea at 147

young_robbed
06-10-2011, 03:51 PM
Leonard by wide decision pretty easily

Barn
06-10-2011, 05:06 PM
Leonard TKO's him middle-late.

Pea wasn't his best at 147 and that's a huge understatement.

RubenSonny
06-10-2011, 05:31 PM
Pea loses a decision, I can't see how he'd get KO'ed.

Terry A
06-10-2011, 06:29 PM
Another vote for Ray Leonard by decision.

House of Stone
06-10-2011, 07:09 PM
I'd bet the farm on Leonard to win ... and wouldn't be at all surprised if he stopped him

Wild Blue Yonda
06-10-2011, 08:04 PM
Even as a Welter, Whitaker was altogether almost KO-proof, truly.

Still, Leonard was bigger & stronger & faster than not just anyone Whitaker's ever faced, but Whitaker himself. Leonard was also an under-rated puncher, & I think he'd hurt Whitaker, who'd shell-up in response, spoil, hold, & actually find a way to win some rounds --- some. Whitaker was a high-output fighter, despite his defensive prowess, but I just cannot see a way past Leonard's size, speed, strength, & versatility.

I actually rank Whitaker as the better man pound-for-pound, but he would really be up against it here at 147. I'll give Sweet Pea the benefit of the doubt & call this a decision loss, but Sugar Ray could & probably would hurt him at some stage.

SCtrojansbaby
06-10-2011, 09:52 PM
Even as a Welter, Whitaker was altogether almost KO-proof, truly.

Still, Leonard was bigger & stronger & faster than not just anyone Whitaker's ever faced, but Whitaker himself. Leonard was also an under-rated puncher, & I think he'd hurt Whitaker, who'd shell-up in response, spoil, hold, & actually find a way to win some rounds --- some. Whitaker was a high-output fighter, despite his defensive prowess, but I just cannot see a way past Leonard's size, speed, strength, & versatility.

I actually rank Whitaker as the better man pound-for-pound, but he would really be up against it here at 147. I'll give Sweet Pea the benefit of the doubt & call this a decision loss, but Sugar Ray could & probably would hurt him at some stage.


Please tell me that was a joke

Ziggy Stardust
06-10-2011, 09:57 PM
Please tell me that was a joke

No, the joke would be you :loser9:

Poet

The Surgeon
06-11-2011, 05:20 AM
Gotta agree with the masses - Ray Leonard W, I cant see him stoping Sweet Pea tho

IronDanHamza
06-11-2011, 11:13 AM
We need to take into consideration that this is Ray Leonards natural weight class and Whitakers 3rd weight class. The size disparity will is quite drastically wide in this match up.

I don't see Whitaker getting stopped and in fact I don't see Leonard hurting Whitaker. If Leonard hurt you, more than likely he will take you out. But, I don't see Leonard hurting Whitaker.

What I do see, is the bigger, stronger, and more active man using his size and blinding combinations to outwork the smaller Whitaker to a wide descision.

New England
06-11-2011, 12:08 PM
whitaker would have a hard time winning rounds
they are on a different level in terms of size and offensive potency


leonard decision. he's a bigger and stronger and more physical man, while still being an elite boxer. he's got the advantages on paper. four inches or so of height. five inches of reach. whitaker's best days were as a LW, while leonard's were at ww, and he was even a very good MW
and ray had a great chin, there's just no way whitaker would be potent enough to effect the fight to any real degree

no stoppage because whitaker was not only hard to hit, he was a tough motherfvcker
leonard on the cards
probablly at least 10 rounds to five, and i'm being generous because i'm a sucker

New England
06-11-2011, 12:12 PM
Please tell me that was a joke



if anybody on this forum is consistently overrated other more than locche, it's pernell whitaker.


i remember almost falling out of my chair a few times seeing how high people ranked locche. there was a string of a few months where he was getting placed in the top 50 by guys on the forum consistently.
dude was getting serious forum traffic :rofl:


same with whitaker. great fighter. tremendous talent. great resume seriously lacking in enough areas to get bumped down a good deal, especially when you're talking about him getting into a fight with an ATG WW

i mean top ten... really? i've seen it here.
you cant think of ten more accomplished fighters in the entire history of the sport?


everybody is entitlted to his opinion, of course
and that's mine and nothing more
i'm just calling it the way i see it

talip bin osman
06-11-2011, 07:28 PM
prime ray leonard and fighters like him at welterweight in terms of size, power, speed and excellent skills (terry norris?) are all wrong for pea IMO...

no KO but a clean and clear win for ray here...