|View Poll Results: Who wins Sugar Ray Leonard or Pernell Whitaker?|
|Sugar Ray Leonard by UD/SD||20||83.33%|
|Pernell Whitaker by UD/SD||2||8.33%|
|Sugar Ray Leonard by KO/TKO||2||8.33%|
|Pernell Whitaker by KO/TKO||0||0%|
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|06-10-2011, 02:13 PM||#1|
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How do you see a Sugar Ray Leonard vs Pernell Whitaker fight at 147lbs. playing out?
Who wins this battle between ATG's?
|06-10-2011, 05:06 PM||#6|
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Leonard TKO's him middle-late.
Pea wasn't his best at 147 and that's a huge understatement.
|06-10-2011, 08:04 PM||#10|
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Even as a Welter, Whitaker was altogether almost KO-proof, truly.
Still, Leonard was bigger & stronger & faster than not just anyone Whitaker's ever faced, but Whitaker himself. Leonard was also an under-rated puncher, & I think he'd hurt Whitaker, who'd shell-up in response, spoil, hold, & actually find a way to win some rounds --- some. Whitaker was a high-output fighter, despite his defensive prowess, but I just cannot see a way past Leonard's size, speed, strength, & versatility.
I actually rank Whitaker as the better man pound-for-pound, but he would really be up against it here at 147. I'll give Sweet Pea the benefit of the doubt & call this a decision loss, but Sugar Ray could & probably would hurt him at some stage.
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