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Old 11-29-2012, 03:08 AM #1
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Default Did Duran rule over a weak era of lightweights?

dundee claims this in his book. Do you agree? If so he beat a hellva welter weight in sugar ray leonard. Also put in a good performance against a well respected middleweight in marvin hagler.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:23 AM #2
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Dundee has quite a few questionable opinions.

Lightweight is rarely a weak division (I'm not sure if it has ever been worse than it is right now), and it wasn't at the time Duran ruled it.

Lampkin, DeJesus and Buchanan were all solid fighters. Unfortunate enough to have collided with Duran, mind you (although that win DeJesus has over Duran boosts him considerably)
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Duran make them look weak.
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stick duran into the lightweight division at any point in the last 50 years and he would dominate it
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stick duran into the lightweight division at any point in the last 50 years and he would dominate it
how about the jww division?
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:55 AM #7
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Compared to what?
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dundee claims this in his book. Do you agree? If so he beat a hellva welter weight in sugar ray leonard. Also put in a good performance against a well respected middleweight in marvin hagler.
That's absurd! It's like sayin' Muhammad Ali ruled over a weak era of heavyweights. I see that as nothing other than sour grapes coming from Angelo. He resents Duran's popularity and place in history above his own SRL.
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It wasn't stacked like Leonard's era, but it was very solid.
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