Duran Leonard I

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  1. Carey

    Carey Blue Belt

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    I just watched this fight for the first time and thought Sugar Ray won it by a few rounds.

    Anyone agree with this or am I just completely clueless when it comes to judging a boxing match?
     
  2. mozfonky

    mozfonky We oughta be fightin' a bottle of Geritol.

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    it was a close fight, it's become a myth in the years since because duran overcame some long odds and beat the american darling but it was a close fight and it would have been a close fight the second time too had duran showed up in shape. Even though leonard boxed more. duran was quicker than leonard was ready for but leonard had a true size advantage over duran. judges had it close too, Leonard could have won both fights, he let duran into his head.
     
  3. Seano

    Seano Hands of bone

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    It could have gone either way. Lots of those rounds were tough to score.
     
  4. Cylence

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    I actually just watched the fight again myself, and I had Duran by a single point. Same score I had a couple of years ago when I watched it. Incredible fight though. Could have easily been a draw, in which case we would have had a better second fight between the two in my opinion.
     
  5. aduriz

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    duran by two
     
  6. TexasDrugAddict**

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    I saw it for duran by a rd.
     
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    Dbreiden83080 Danger Zone

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    Ray lost but he got gifted other fights in his career to make up for it.. (Coughs Hagler)..
     
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    Its been a while since I watched it but I remember scoring it for Duran. I'll definitely give it another view though, I always enjoy watching Duran fights.
     
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    Second fight with Hearns as well.
     
  10. Seano

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    Leonard beat Hagler fair and square.
     
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    LEONARD HEARNS 2 now that was a gift
     
  12. djacobox372

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    I never thought that fight was all that close, Duran was the aggressor, landed the harder shots, and just plain was more effective most of the time.
     
  13. mozfonky

    mozfonky We oughta be fightin' a bottle of Geritol.

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    It was fairly close, but duran deserved it, at least in my view. It was his night, he was so full of spirit there. Ray fought a stupid fight but who's to say that had he boxed it would have been any different? Duran was still Duran that night, maybe the last night you could say he was the real duran. Demeanor tells a story too, Ray looked like the loser, before during and after, Duran was the opposite, nasty, surly, indominatable, cursing ray at the end for raising his hands (how dare he!). Who made the fight? Duran, he was the guy making things happen. Ray came on in the end but it wasn't enough.
     
  14. Seano

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    Duran was still Duran when they fought a couple of months later too.
     
  15. JayElectra

    JayElectra Paper Belt Banned

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    I thought Duran won a close but clear decision. I've scored it 9-6 and 8-7 in the past. I remember the judges giving a lot of even rounds in the scoring, though, which does lend credence to the fact that it was quite a close fight.
     
  16. mozfonky

    mozfonky We oughta be fightin' a bottle of Geritol.

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    It was close, Duran hurt Leonard a couple times and he outquicked him too. He may have been eating himself out of his best weight but he still put on a great performance.
     
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    Are you guys watching the same fight I did many times.. I would use a C word to describe it other than close... that is competitive. It was that more than close
     
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    Even Sugar Ray said he got beat comprehensively......so......
     
  19. Almus Monk

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    I have Duran winning by a few rounds, he was more on it all night. Clear win
     
  20. Carey

    Carey Blue Belt

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    Maybe I need to watch it again.

    Duran did hurt Leonard in the 2nd round and Leonard seemed to be a bit out of it for the next couple but I thought that Leonard landed a lot more clean shots and took over the last half of the fight.

    I also scored Leonard vs Hagler for Leonard so I'm sure many of you will find my scoring a bit suspect.
     

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