|07-26-2012, 02:46 AM||#51|
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I don't know what fight you were watching in which Leonard landed more and landed harder punches.
Leonard won the rematch because he landed more. He won the Hagler fight because he landed more, he won the Hearns fight because he landed more and landed harder and he won the Benitez fight because he landed more. He lost the Duran fight because he didn't land as much and missed most of his shots. Go watch it again. Perfect example being the supposedly big bolo punch that lifted Duran off his feet right? Wrong. It missed completely. if you see highlights or whatever, you often get the angle from the side which makes it look as though it lands. However, the other replay on the full version of the fight shows the punch from down at ringside and shows it completely miss.
A Leonard flurry doesn't automatically equal a five/six punch combination landed. He missed nearly every time he started throwing his usually landed flurries.
|07-26-2012, 04:07 AM||#52|
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I honestly believe if Leonard was more static and lay on the ropes more, wanting an inside fight like in their first meeting, Duran would have looked much better, as that was his game.
I just think Duran quitting somewhat robbed Leonard of his moment.
And for the record, Duran is by far my favourite of the fab four, and probably in my top 3 fighters i love to watch. I think many people dont recognise how skilful he was.
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