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Originally Posted by WolfGirl
Ya. I changed my mind.
Ray Leonard had immense skills,reflexes, defense,movement,and power. He is one of the few complete boxers to lace them up. SRL could box,slug,move,and adapt against almost any opponent. Underrated courage and valor as well.
One of the many examples: Leonard vs Hearns II
That 2nd fight was between two aging ATG'S past their primes and they both went to war against each other in a way they never did during their peak days. Leonard was hit by so many Hearns right hands it was shocking to see him still coming out. He took that barrage in the 11th and went down. You could see in his eyes and you could tell by his facial expression that he was for the first time in his life at rock bottom. There was still around 2 minutes left in the round (I think) and you could literally feel Sugar Ray's will sap out with that knock down. Yet, he pulled himself up and what does he do? He swings right back at Hearns and hit him with a left. That one moment of discouragement from a fading fighter who was on his last legs was pushed down almost immediately by his heart, will and sheer determination.
At the end of the 12th Round Larry Merchant shockingly delivered a great quote. (shocking because normally his level of intelligence is not capable of delivering anything more than ramblings)
As Leonard and Hearns swing at each other with the final seconds ticking away Merchant said
"" They are coming across the finish line with nothing left, they given every ounce of their hearts and they have big hearts"
Leonard's Resume(thank you to Hands of Iron)
Marvin Hagler (62-2) [Lineal/WBC 160 Champ]
Thomas Hearns (32-0) [WBA 147 Titlist]
Wilfred Benitez (38-0) [Lineal/WBC 147 Champ]
Roberto Duran (72-1)
Ayub Kalule (36-0) [Lineal/WBC 154 Champ]
Donny Lalonde (31-2)
Dave Green (33-2)
Randy Shields (31-4)
Pete Ranzany (45-3)
Tony Chiaverini (30-4)
Floyd Mayweather, Sr (15-1)
Johnny Gant (44-11)
Armando Muniz (44-13)
Bruce Finch (28-3)
Andy Price (28-5)
Actually I realize as I finish typing this entire paragraph, it's probably too complicated for Floyd Nut Huggers to read much less comprehend:
So I will attempt to shorten this to the level of a F l o m o:
"RAY LEONARD H2H WILL TEAR UP FLOYD JR'S AZZ HOLE WORST THAN THE RAPINGS HE RECEIVED IN JAIL"
Yea man that was 1 of my fav fights,but you hardly see floyd in a war as he is just way to good of a boxer to get a war started.he is just to fast to smart and his defence is just a+++...it ain't his fault his opposition can't match him..