Originally Posted by BattlingNelson
I'd say that Leonard would get plenty respect. Even those who thought Hagler won would say that it was close. Nobody really expected Leonard to last the distance let alone make it a fight for more than a couple rounds. Of course on NSB praise will never be unanimous but I believe most posters would recognize his performance as at least very good.
I think Leonard would recieve the most Mayweather like criticism. Especially the stunt where he retired and anounced a fight between Hagler and himself would never happen? When that clip was fresh news it would have been the end of him on here.