Originally Posted by BattlingNelson
Leaonard got a lot of heat from the Lalonde fight. Picking the weakest champion and forcing him down in weight. Damn Leonard would have caught hell on NSB although one would think he'd have a lot of credit from the Hagler fight.
If Floyd had the balls of Ray Leonard he'd fight Pavlik just like Leonard fought Hagler even though Hagler was a much more frightening character than this days MW champ.
Floyd did not start at 147 unlike Leonard (Ray Leonard was a big welter at that). Asking someone that started at 130 to go up to fight the top dog at 160 is ludacris~. 147 for Floyd is like 160 for Leonard, although there were no Haglers at 147 (a bunch of good fighter, but no Haglers).
Seriously you think the way that Leonard fought Hagler would garner a ton of respect around here? People back then thought that Ray Leonard did not really fight Hagler, this thought process to me is crazy but it fits the way people think around here for the most part~.