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Ray Leonard: Mayweather, Pacquiao are Hurting Legacies

Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard appeared on BBC Radio 5 live, and discussed the damage being done because welterweight champions Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, the two biggest stars in the sport, are unable to reach an agreement for the biggest fight in boxing. The two sides have been unable to reach an agreement for several years.

"More than damaging to boxing, it's damaging to their legacy. This is for history, for people to say 'I remember when'. It's beyond money. From the 1990s back to the 1960s, there were great fighters, there was an abundance of talent. Now you just hear about Pacquiao and Mayweather. They are amazing guys who could have dealt with the guys in our era, but they've got to do what's best for themselves, and I don't mean financially," Leonard said.

"When someone comes up to you and says, 'you know what, I was with my grandfather when you fought Tommy Hearns' or 'when you lost that fight to Duran, my dad cried', those are special moments."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by richardt on 04-05-2012

The point I'm making is that Manny left himself open to a low ball by saying he would take less and as I mentioned, Mayweather had no business offering him that. At that point it would be partially up to…

Comment by Stop on 04-04-2012

The only one hurting his legacy is Mayweather. The entire world knows he's the one ducking and it doesn't help his case at all after his recent interviews basically saying he's too scared to fight Pacquiao. I guess you gotta…

Comment by sdcluser on 04-04-2012

Sugar Ray... you mean when you waited Hagler to slow down. Yeah, that does damage the sports at all.

Comment by Fighting Pride on 04-04-2012

[quote]Yes Floyd is a duck too. But why the HELL would Pac say he would take less and then not be willing to do it? He said he would take less, Mayweather offered him less and he declined. Mayweather had…

Comment by khargoosh on 04-04-2012

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;11965121]Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard appeared on BBC Radio 5 live, and discussed the damage being done because welterweight champions Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, the two biggest stars in the sport, are unable to reach an agreement for…

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